Few issues are as difficult to deal with in the classroom as slavery in the US. Here, a professor who trains teachers on how to present the topic offers some insights.
Meisha Ross Porter is the new chancellor of New York City's public schools. A scholar of the politics of education touches on her background and what lies ahead.
'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' the best seller of the 19th century, is not a relic from the past. The complex Uncle Tom figure still has a hold over Black politics.
A study of the historical records describing African slaves in Brazil yields some unexpected findings.
Books can help children develop a sense of identity. But when characters of color are portrayed negatively, that can send a wrong message to kids.
It's long been known that Black patrons of bars and restaurants tend to get worse service than white customers. What's not been well understood is precisely why.
The outrage over the teen film 'Cuties' diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.
The authors argue South Asian immigrants to Canada have become complicit in the state's racial and capitalist agendas.
Even as skin-whitening products rebrand, they are still selling racism under the guise of wellness and youth.
We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don't want to receive a black mark on your record.
Recording and bearing witness to a Black person's death from police violence is in itself traumatizing.
In the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a protective mask signifies a commitment to the social and collective good of society. But that changes when a face mask is worn by Black and racialized people.
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.
Afrofuturism allows Black people to not only imagine their distant futures but also how to survive the anti-Black present.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
School officials can do a better job engaging families of color. Here are five ways for them to start.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.