There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.
What was that supposed to mean?
Women image via www.shutterstock.com.
These innocuous-on-the-surface comments and actions take a psychological toll on marginalized groups. Here's why they're a part of campus debates on race.
Australia’s white privilege exists, and is alive, as Indigenous Australians remind us that they are ‘still here’.
It doesn’t take long as an Indigenous Australian returning from overseas to be reminded that we are a nation of white privilege.
#WeStandWithMizzou activists join the movement.
Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News Leader
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Universities struggling with racist past?
Let Ideas Compete
Clemson students have been organizing over the past two years on issues of racism and inclusion. What if the Clemson Tigers decided to do what the Missouri Tigers did?
The Lawrence case has allowed black police officers to speak up about racism within the force.
Reports of an inquiry into allegations that police tried to shield the killers suggest the murder has yet to be fully investigated.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting the go-ahead three-run home run in Game 5 of the ALDS.
USA Today Sports/Reuters
Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?
At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Ah, Twitter. So quick to bear arms in righteous indignation. But so quick, too, to forget. This week “the internet”, which term has usurped what used to be known as “public opinion”, is upset about some…
Music is culturally - and not racially - ingrained.
It seems that different races listen to different music, but it is actually culture and value that determines this, not skin colour.
Anthony Horowitz's comments about the actor recall many euphemisms used to put Black people down.
The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.
Though they presented themselves as hardened gangsters, the only rap sheets NWA had were notebooks full of song lyrics.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail - 1963
Jason C Tillmann
One year on from Ferguson, the message of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail could not be more relevant.
While Adam Goodes is the public face of the debate, almost any Indigenous Australian can speak of the day-by-day experience of a lack of respect for who they are.
For at least some Australians, it seems that Indigenous culture is acceptable only as an object of consumption for tourists visiting the remote north.
Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
It's time to end discrimination in employment by getting rid of the box that asks applications to disclose convictions or arrests.
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
The Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird and the ‘new’ Atticus of Go Set a Watchman come across as caricatures in today’s context.
The hoopla surrounding the novel's release is misguided; after all, how much power could a novel written 50 years ago wield in today's charged environment?
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
Facebook’s gender ratio is far less equal than this photo of its workers would suggest.
The tech industry is known for having a notably non-diverse workforce. But bias training – when not validated by research that shows it works – isn't going to solve the problem.