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A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Toni Morrison’s legacy echoes across the world.
In some ways, perhaps Morrison is even more relevant in South African universities today than she's ever been.
Evidence suggests that Muslim men in France have been disproportionately arrested and jailed for cannabis-related crimes since the drug became illegal in 1970.
Muslims make up 9% of France's population and half of all its prisoners – many convicted on drug charges. But social justice isn't part of the country's growing debate on legalization.
People watch the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates at Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2019.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
Injuries from firearms are a leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
Activists rallied in New York City in July 2016 to protest police-involved shootings.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
Trump’s largest base of support comes from white men.
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Two social scientists investigate why working-class white men are particularly receptive to President Trump's racist and anti-immigrant messages.
A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose.
When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
A memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II sits in front of the Allegheny County courthouse. Police officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose three times as he fled a car after a traffic stop.
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A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
Many kids in the U.S. today attend public schools composed mostly of students of the same race.
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
This second era of space exploration will include a diverse corp of astronauts.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there's a lot of work to do before there's gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Michelle Guthrie in 2018: the former ABC managing director made greater staff diversity a top priority. But her final Equity and Diversity annual report failed to meet several long-held targets.
As we face a growing tide of unregulated hate speech, the media is crucial in normalising diversity. Yet progress here has been slow. Even the ABC has failed to meet some of its own targets for hiring a diversity of employees.
People waited outside the Supreme Court in 2013 to listen to the Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder voting rights case.
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When no one in Mississippi wins a majority of votes in an election, the legislature chooses the winner. This has led to white men winning over and over.
Less than one percent of state and local drug arrests involve amounts over a kilogram.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
The institution’s west dormitory is depicted in this 1942 photograph. Scudder demanded that no walls be erected on the prison grounds.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
People of color face more obstacles on the path to an organ transplant.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
A marcher waves a flag during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2019.
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According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
Octavia Spencer is one of the few black women to have a lead role in a horror film.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.