A man stands on the rubble of his home in the Haitian Quarter, after the passage of the Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas, Sept. 16, 2019.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
The economy of the Bahamas depends on Haitian labor. But some Bahamians see no place for migrant workers in their country's long, slow recovery from Hurricane Dorian.
About a quarter of Australians have experienced a form of major discrimination in the past two years.
According to a new survey of 6,000 Australians, more than a quarter of respondents report experiencing some form of discrimination at least weekly.
The fight against AIDS can’t be won without communities.
Communities continue to be vital in efforts to bring the pandemic under control. They are the custodians of rich knowledge that creates the context in which HIV transmission occurs.
A mother hugs her son at the memorial of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
The US Constitution is supposed to protect freedom of religion. But in the 20th century, white Christian nationalists used this ideal to discriminate against Jews and justify their exclusion.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies' bottom lines?
Activists block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in major LGBT rights cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on how the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why it could be one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
It’s not what you say… it’s how you say it.
Non-native speakers often face an uphill struggle to be heard and taken seriously.
How much does your city make from traffic tickets and other fines?
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
Not all instances of sexism are tangible or easy to explain, but they can have similar impacts on women’s mental health as overt sexism.
It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it's pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
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One in four New Zealanders are living with a disability. Non-disabled people think they know what disability "looks like", and often how to help. And that can be a problem.
Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau apologised for wearing blackface as a teacher and a student.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Canadian election has been dominated by old pictures of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface. Instead of focusing on Trudeau's poor behaviour, a larger discussion is needed to act on systemic racism.
Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement.
Elizabeth Farida/Wikimedia Commons
Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
According to new research, discrimination against Asian-Australians is widespread. The way we talk about China is part of the problem.
As the rhetoric around Chinese interference in Australia intensifies – most recently with the Gladys Liu allegations – Chinese-Australians have become 'collateral damage'.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are among the 2020 presidential hopefuls in favor of reparations.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
Women may need to shop around for a new doctor if the first one refuses to perform an abortion for religious reasons.
Doctors who won't perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative provider. Here's why that's bad news for women.
An institution’s culture can affect the behavior of individual participants.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Members of the Venice International Film Festival jury panel.
Pledges on gender parity are not worth the paper they are written on if selection processes remain secret.
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
This now iconic picture shows representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They react at a press conference after Trump’s xenophobic remarks.
In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.