Time for this myth to be exploded – empire brought with it slavery, exploitation, racism and kleptocracy.
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Assertions that Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust are nothing new – and nothing to do with historical fact.
Surgical makeovers might seem a modern phenomenon but they have a long and disturbing history: from 16th century skin grafts done without anaesthesia to reductions of "primitive" large breasts.
The 1968 presidential election saw belligerent, race-baiting populism in full flower. Sound familiar?
As South Africa celebrates 22 years since the end of apartheid this month, a new survey by Afrobarometer suggests the country still has a long way to go in fulfilling the promises of freedom.
Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
The Archbishop of Cantebury says it's outrageous to label all those who question immigration as racists.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.
Debates around blackface and Indigenous health share similar characteristics that reveal aspects of Australian society when it comes to race.
How many more black people need to die at the hands of the criminal justice system?
The votes in South Carolina's presidential primaries are once again expected to fall along racial lines.
All the anti-immigrant rabble-rousing appears to be backfiring.
Prosecutors will no longer be able to fall back on racist stereotypes of gang violence.
Robert Sobukwe developed the philosophy of African nationalism to even higher intellectual heights. The lesson for humanity was his ideological stand that there is only one race - the human race.
The general loss of faith in the economy is the most important issue President Zuma must address. More radical social and economic transformation, with emphasis on land reform will be most critical.
In 2015 Princeton University investigated President Woodrow Wilson's legacy of prejudice. A historian looks at the widespread racism in the American progressive movement of the early 20th century.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically. They are in fact 99.5% similar and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.