Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.
To fill a convention with blatant racism, as the Republicans did in 2016, is bad enough. But, after four years of racist policies, a convention filled with subtle racism is perhaps more dangerous.
Kenosha is the latest US city to see federal agents patrolling its protests. History suggests that supplanting the local police with a militarized national force rarely works out well.
As the country reels from a series of killings of Black men by the police, two scholars report that their research shows that stops by police of Black men can hurt their families.
Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
Former professor Robin DiAngelo's book 'White Fragility' takes a reductive view on whiteness. This simplistic approach privileges a U.S.-centric view and ignores global experiences of whiteness.
More than a fifth of US children were working in 1900, and many Americans saw nothing wrong with that. It took decades of activism and court battles plus economic upheaval to change course.
President Woodrow Wilson told Black leaders, 'Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.' He was one in a long line of racist American presidents.
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus 'science' of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Students feel a generational responsibility to challenge racial stereotypes, a study finds.
Just as women were unseen until recently, due to institutional sexism, as appropriate candidates for board positions, racialized Canadians are also dismissed due to institutional racism.
The 'good' side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the 'evil' side.
Instilling a positive sense of ethnic and racial identity and belonging can help children learn.
Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.
Three experts weigh in on how college students will be taking activism from the streets to online this fall.
Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
The history of the United States suggests that, despite what the polls are saying, Donald Trump could be re-elected this November. His appeal to white voters and business owners are a major advantage.
Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.