Bayard Rustin led a long and complicated life dedicated to the fight for equal rights. Targeted by the FBI, Rustin became a close adviser to Martin Luther King Jr.
Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
What’s at stake when Americans lose faith in the legitimacy of the Supreme Court?
In the civil rights era, ‘Reverse Freedom Rides’ were more than just a political stunt. They were part of a systematic effort to deprive Black Americans of their livelihoods and force them out.
Different views of gentrification drive divisions that keep school activists separated by race.
A scholar of literature sees striking parallels between contemporary book bans in the US and those that took place in South Africa during apartheid.
When Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Fred Gray was her lawyer. Now he’s being honored for a lifetime of civil rights advocacy.
Inspired by her own experience with the education system, a professor of sociology explores how race and racism influence school choice and education.
The Brown v. Board of Education case, which resulted in the Supreme Court outlawing school segregation, originally started in Clarendon County, South Carolina.
Though the 1954 Brown v. Board ruling required the integration of public education, US schools remain separated by race.
Solitary confinement is still a common feature of prisons across Canada and in its most populous province, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a practice that amounts to torture.
Local control over school funding leads to uneven resources between districts, two legal scholars maintain.
College presidents worked both at the forefront and behind the scenes in fighting for African Americans’ civil rights in the 1960s.
The Asian American actress rose to fame in an era when white actors in yellowface were more likely to play Asian characters than Asian ones.
Brown v. Board didn’t overrule ‘separate-but-equal’ but it had that end. A law scholar explains how there is a lesson there for conservatives on today’s Court looking to end abortion in the US.
Alton Levy may not be a household name today, but his court-martial put a spotlight on unequal treatment in the military.
What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove.
Americans tend to think of diversity in demographic terms, but it has a qualitative element to it that reflects a fundamental battle between segregation and integration.
Comments like Frost’s demonstrate ignorance towards the many structural inequities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and other marginalised peoples, in Australia.
Americans’ collective memory of school desegregation involves crowds of screaming white protesters. But less well known are the whites who stood by quietly, and those who approved of the changes.