Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
The 44th president is now gone. What mark does he leave on his country?
The nation needed a full-throated rebuttal to the nativism, racism and misogyny that characterized the president-elect’s campaign. Obama failed to deliver.
The strange and enlightening tale of a South American dictator who tried to prevent white people from marrying other white people.
Young black South Africans have been raised to believe that friendship across the races is an indicator of progress. Now, a generation into democracy, they are questioning this.
This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at how gender, race and class are shaping the voting patterns in this election.
Some advice to Man Booker winner Paul Beatty on how to cope with his newfound fame.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be 'recognised' in the Constitution.
Indigenous peoples live in societies where their sense of cultural worth is constantly undermined.
Teachers in South Africa need far more high quality professional development, policy direction and support to take social cohesion from concept to classroom
Racism is again on the rise in many parts of the world. So is the dehumanisation of our enemies. What hope is there, then, for notions of a common humanity?
Recent tragedies have shown the depth of racism in society. As we ask ourselves how to move forward, we also need to ask how these events affect African-American children through vicarious racism.
The gap between American police departments and the black communities they're meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.
The reforms today's police departments desperately need were set out five decades ago.
Video of Philando Castile's death has been seen around the world – and it's all the more powerful because of who shot it.
Ethnic minorities have re-defined what it means to be British.
With Freedom on the Move, historians hope to reveal patterns of escape and capture, while giving anyone the chance to learn about the individual heroism of runaway slaves.
University students in South Africa tend to fall into a "single story" trap, ignoring other individuals’ experiences to construct an understanding of the country's political realities.
The central thrust of Haffajee's book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black ‘born frees' are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.