Barack Obama at a campaign stop in 2007.
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Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Trump celebrates African-American History month.
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Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
The Black Panthers and Young Patriots hold a press conference in 1969.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police after refusing to give up her seat.
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How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protesters call for the arrest of an officer who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Clinton at a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in February.
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Polls show Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State this year. An expert on Southern politics examines the possibility of Georgia turning blue.
Protesters on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.
Do Americans view all youth as equally 'innocent'? A historian takes us back to the movement that led to unequal treatment of black and white youth in the justice system.
An all-white affair?
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.
Young South Africans are angry with the failure of the country to deal with racism.
The central thrust of Haffajee's book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black ‘born frees' are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.
More than 11 million people tuned in to the primetime special.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
#WeStandWithMizzou activists join the movement.
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As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Last Saturday, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would attendees…
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
How are race discussions happening in classrooms and what is missing?
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?