Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it's resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
The growing number of self-taught, right-wing experts on the Constitution believe not only in the rights of white people, but have a comprehensive – if not comprehensible – view of the Constitution.
New Zealand's response to the Christchurch terror attacks reinforced an image of an inclusive society, but we still have work to do.
Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a school shooting on Valentine's Day 2018, was already a place of highly secure, gated communities, so the survivors instead united against guns and hate.
The recent massacre at a New Zealand mosque is a traceable, direct outgrowth of an American white nationalist movement that insists immigrants and people of color are a threat to 'white civilization.'
Last Friday, Muslims were killed while praying at two mosques in New Zealand. For Muslims, Friday is the day of gathering, the most important prayer day of the week.
Schools do a poor job of teaching about America's legacy of white supremacy, and the blackface scandal of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is proof, a scholar who researches racial discrimination says.
Virginia's stark political contradictions, reflecting centuries of racism and a new liberal majority, were on display when a blackface image was found recently on the governor's old yearbook page.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
The belief in so-called 'white genocide', once an extreme-right view of neo-Nazis, is starting to gain ground in Australia and influence the rhetoric of politicians.
Posters with the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?
The extent to which schools foster political deliberation, engagement, understanding and empathy has far-reaching implications for our democracy.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.
Faith Goldy's third-place finish in the Toronto mayoralty race should not be dismissed. We must be watchful of the potential lessons that other far-right politicians may draw from her campaign.
One would think ministerial staff would be particularly alert to Hanson motions, and think very carefully before concluding she was doing something as unlikely as putting forward an anti-racist one.
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.