A painting depicting Francis Scott Key aboard the British ship HMS Tonnant viewing Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore on Sept. 14, 1814.
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Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.
Women like congressional candidate Cori Bush from Missouri face greater obstacles than white men when trying to reach political office.
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Women and people of color continue to appear on ballots less often than white men, and that, in part, is due to concerns by American voters that others will not view these candidates as electable.
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There are, scientifically, no human races. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
For Black birdwatchers, the outdoors is a relaxing space but not one free from racism and discrimination.
As Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper learned in New York City’s Central Park, nature is seen as a white space and Black birdwatching as an aberration.
Footage captured the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo are reflected in a computer screen showing date on Canada’s COVID-19 situation during a news conference in Ottawa on April 13, 2020.
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Gathering race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is essential for Indigenous communities, racialized people and those with disabilities and mental health challenges.
The thin blue line remains disproportionately white, despite diversity gains.
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Diversity among officers lags behind the general population. But is police culture a greater problem when it comes to combating excessive force?
Without reporters amplifying their message, Black Lives Matter protesters have to do the job themselves.
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From anti-war demonstrations to the latest women’s march, 2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for protests in the US. Journalists will pick which messages get heard.
Some of Watts’ ancestors were deeply rooted in the old attitudes of “white Australia”, while his wife is from Hong Kong, and his children Eurasian-Australian.
Tim Watts on Australia’s changing identity.
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Tim Watts joins Michelle Grattan to discuss his new book, The Golden Country, in which he reconciles his family's past and present, and explores the question of what it means to be Australian.
Introspection won’t necessarily reveal what’s going on in there.
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Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
Computer training can decrease children’s biases.
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
Though popular culture might suggest otherwise, cyberbullying isn’t just a white problem.
A recent Pew survey reported that young African-Americans are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Why?
Allison Davis, circa 1965.
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His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Scientific evidence shows overwhelmingly that people across the world are genetic refugees from Africa.
Despite science refuting the existence of different human races, people have used “race” throughout history to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority.
What was that supposed to mean?
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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.
Sandra Bland (left) died in jail after a routine traffic stop in Texas. Freddie Gray died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts and Memphis, Tennessee are using a new approach designed to help them build trust while enforcing the law.
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.