Schools do a poor job of teaching about America's legacy of white supremacy, and the blackface scandal of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is proof, a scholar who researches racial discrimination says.
Virginia's stark political contradictions, reflecting centuries of racism and a new liberal majority, were on display when a blackface image was found recently on the governor's old yearbook page.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
The belief in so-called 'white genocide', once an extreme-right view of neo-Nazis, is starting to gain ground in Australia and influence the rhetoric of politicians.
Posters with the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?
The extent to which schools foster political deliberation, engagement, understanding and empathy has far-reaching implications for our democracy.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.
Faith Goldy's third-place finish in the Toronto mayoralty race should not be dismissed. We must be watchful of the potential lessons that other far-right politicians may draw from her campaign.
One would think ministerial staff would be particularly alert to Hanson motions, and think very carefully before concluding she was doing something as unlikely as putting forward an anti-racist one.
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
Kanye West is making headlines for his support of Donald Trump and remarks about slavery being a choice. The rapper has also signalled he's a fan of controversial Canadian professor Jordan Peterson.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there's a sinister side to milk.
Although fewer black women were lynched in the US than men, their stories have been marginalized. Will a new memorial in Alabama help make their sacrifices known?
Black youth need programs that develop emotional intelligence -- to combat institutional racism, social exclusion and white supremacy. The government's promised $19 million is not enough.
One of the harshest critiques of white racism appeared 50 years ago in the federal government's own Kerner Commission report. And racism may be why the report's recommendations were largely ignored.