When no one in Mississippi wins a majority of votes in an election, the legislature chooses the winner. This has led to white men winning over and over.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
Doris Day and Peggy Lipton, two very different icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. What are their lasting legacies of white femininity?
By 2050, the US will be a 'majority-minority' country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population.
White men have historically and disproportionately held official, managerial and professional occupations. But women and people of color are slowly gaining.
Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
A new collection of writing by African-diaspora Australians shares a diversity of experiences: stories of displacement, isolation, endurance and the right to call Australia home.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Recent blackface scandals that involve college yearbooks have overshadowed how yearbooks also chronicled important turning points in the history of US higher education, a historian argues.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.