A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
Ramaphosa's call for a new social compact will fall on deaf ears unless there are some fundamental changes to the way in which the pandemic is being managed.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don't always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
There is no moral equivalence between apartheid’s use of race categories and their continued use by the democratic government.
Unity for the wrong reasons reduces social cooperation to whatever happens to benefit a particular person or group, making it a zero-sum game.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the Democratic Alliance, holds on to its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”.
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Thanks to demographic and political changes, Democratic contenders are addressing this issue for the first time.
There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
Young people of color are disproportionately affected by the lifelong consequences of having a criminal record.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Almost 100 percent of black Alabamians voted for Doug Jones. The Democratic senator-elect can thank this key base by addressing his home state's problems with rural poverty, education and health care.
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
The physical segregation of cities has a crucial role in poverty and access to public services.
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.