Johnson’s victory, in the manliest of sports, contradicted claims of racial supremacy by whites and demonstrated that Blacks were no longer willing to acquiesce to white dominance.
Government investment in roads, railroads and other public services has always involved social programming, both for good and for ill.
Her giving style is unusual for a billionaire donor.
Green spaces can be part of the plan to ‘build back better’ after COVID-19. But city officials and policy-makers must address systemic racism for urban green spaces to benefit public health.
Many Americans first heard of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, when protests began after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by sheriff’s deputies. But the city has a long history of fighting racial injustice.
Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.
There’s a divergence in how a trial is conducted, what rules govern it – and the larger issue of racial justice. That divergence affects the legitimacy of any verdict.
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
While support for social services and historically black colleges and universities rose sharply, these donors spent a tiny fraction of what the government distributed to people who needed help.
A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
By not attaching any strings to the money, championing representation and generally taking care to respect nonprofit leaders, she’s following five best practices.
US monuments and memorials have overlooked frontline workers and people of color affected by past epidemics. Will we repeat history?
Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
From thousands of people chipping in as little as $5 to George Floyd’s GoFundMe to donations well in excess of $1 million to HBCUs, anti-racist philanthropy is rising.
BLM has been accused of being ‘Godless’ and operating in a ‘demonic realm.’ But scholars of religion see a deep spirituality at work in the movement.
Many Americans want to become more open to people of other races but don’t know how. A professor in Colorado shares what works in her sociology class.
The Republican National Convention wrapped up with Trump sounding familiar themes but speaking from an unusual location.
As US protesters deface monuments of once revered leaders, they are drawing from an ancient tradition used by both marginalized people and those in power.
As Americans celebrate the legacy of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, it is also a moment to acknowledge how suffragists first used hunger strike as a form of protest.
There has been some progress on judicial reform in Australia since the protests began, but structural change requires a truth-telling process and a real commitment from government for action.