Why Racial Economic Disparity Keeps Growing in the U.S.
A new report highlights how little progress the country has made in addressing racial wealth inequality.
Research Suggests Black Women Are More Likely to Be Objectified and Dehumanized
Serena Williams is not alone in having grounds to suspect bias.
Black Cops Are Just as Likely as White Cops to Kill Black Suspects
New research suggests a culture of bias is a bigger problem than individual racist officers.
Reality TV Perpetuates the Stereotype of the Angry African American
A new study finds African Americans on reality television are more likely to be both the victim and perpetrator of verbal aggression.
Can 'Work Colleges' in Cities Become a Low-Cost, High-Value Model for the Future?
Paul Quinn College in Dallas became the nation's first urban work college. Now it's expanding to a second campus and creating a consortium of other urban colleges that may join the work college movement.
How Racial Animosity Helped Republicans Take Control of the Post-Civil Rights South
The seeds of the Trump movement were laid more than 50 years before his bid for the White House, after Southern Democrats suffered a series of voter defections.
The Shocking Legacy of America's Worst Modern-Day Lynching
Twenty years after the brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, some residents are trying to scrub the crime—and the bigotry behind it—from the town's history.
How Ban the Box Can Lead to Even More Racial Discrimination by Employers
On the question of whether preventing employers from asking about criminal history really leads to more equitable hiring practices, the evidence is disturbingly mixed.
A Report to the U.N. Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in America's Criminal Justice System
There are 2.2 million incarcerated individuals in the U.S.
Racism Declined During the Black Lives Matter Campaign
New research suggests those impassioned rallies and demonstrations may have had a positive impact.
Even as Black Americans Get Richer, Their Health Outcomes Remain Poor
Quality of medical care and mortality are frequently linked to socioeconomic success. But for African Americans, that's often not the case.
The Intersection of Design and Social Justice in Black America
A conversation with Michelle Joan Wilkinson about the exhibit she curated for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Women of Color Are Again Creating the Culture. This Time It's for Cannabis.
Women across the country are working to build economic empowerment in the fledgling legal marijuana industry for people of color.
Blacks Are More Likely Than Whites to Be Incarcerated
More evidence that race plays a role in who goes to jail in the U.S.
An Expert Weighs in on the Strange Case of Rachel Dolezal
An interview with Nikki Khanna, a sociologist at the University of Vermont who specializes in racial identity.
Are White Americans Finally Coming Around to Law Enforcement's Race Problem?
Unfortunately, only to a degree.
A Movement Against Racism Should Also Be a Movement for Mental Health
A notable side effect of the #BlackLivesMatter movement: the conversation around the mental health of African Americans.