Topic: Racism & Racial Inequality
'Indigenous Writing Is Going to Continue to Set the Bar for Literary Excellence': An Interview With Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist
Terese Marie Mailhot interviews Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist about some recent triumphs in Indigenous literature—and about other triumphs still to come.
Trump's Controversial Tweets Are Nothing New for Baltimore
President Donald Trump's use of the the word "infest" in tweets to an African-American congressman to describe a majority-black city is part of a larger pattern.
A Prominent Leader of the Women's March Was Among Those Removed From the Democratic Debate for Protesting
Detroit police removed a group of protesters that criticized Bill de Blasio's handling of police brutality as well as protesters from an immigrants' rights group.
Why Can't Reality TV Stop Stereotyping Black Women?
Even when reality TV's dating franchises include dark-skinned black women, too often these shows end up reinforcing false and harmful stereotypes.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
Adhering to Cultural Norms Can Help Immigrants Elicit Acceptance, Study Finds
New research finds Germans are less likely to help a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, but this bias fades if she demonstrates agreement with the national consensus that littering is bad.
Burned-Out Doctors Are More Likely to Be Biased Against Black Patients
A new study of non-black hospital residents finds those experiencing symptoms of burnout show higher levels of racial bias.
Remembering the Legislation That Kept Northern Schools Segregated
The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
As Schools Try to Become More Culturally Inclusive, Some Teachers Aren't Buying in
A Delaware high school led trainings on the impact of race on learning to try to better serve their student population, resulting in controversy.
New Research Suggests Fear of Disease Is at the Root of Racism
Americans who live in states with higher rates of infectious diseases are more likely to hold racist views.
The Most Disturbing Thing About Trump's Racism Is How American It Is
When asked about Americans considering his tweets racist, Trump responded, "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."
Fear of Being Branded Racist Increases Police Support for Excessive Force
New research finds the stereotype of a racist cop decreases officers' sense of moral authority, which may make them more likely to resort to coercive tactics.
Biracial Americans Are Facing Unique Stereotypes, a New Study Finds
New research suggests that whites tend to view biracial Americans as attractive misfits.
Conservative Political Correctness and the Colin Kaepernick–Nike July 4th Controversy
Nike pulled a sneaker line with the "Betsy Ross" flag, outraging the right wing.
Viewfinder: Protests Erupt Over Philadelphia Cops' Alleged Racist Facebook Posts
Demonstrators gather in the council chamber to protest at Philadelphia City Hall on June 20th, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hiring Discrimination Is Greater in France and Sweden Than in the U.S.
But even in "low-discrimination countries," white applicants still fare better in job interviews, according to new research.
New Research Links Affirmative Action Bans With Increased Smoking Among Minority Teens
A new study finds increased rates of cigarette use among 11th- and 12th-graders in states that passed laws against affirmative action.
Black Sheriffs Are Less Likely to Pursue Low-Level Arrests Against People of Color
New research finds that black sheriffs have different priorities from their white counterparts.
'There Aren't Clear Heroes': Eve Ewing on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919
In her new book, Ewing uses poetry as a form of historical investigation, revisiting the deadly riots that tore through Chicago a century ago.
'A Dangerous Odyssey': How the Fisk Jubilee Singers Became an International Sensation
Tazewell Thompson's new play, Jubilee, tells the story of the black singers who braved mob violence to perform all over the world—and thereby save one of America's first black universities.