The FBI's Long, Alarming History of Investigating Black Musicians
The agency's reported investigation of rapper Meek Mill's latest prison sentence seems to be an exception to a rule.
Why It Was Easy for Rachel Dolezal to Pass as Black
Race is more social than biological.
Why Are You Seeing a Black-and-Blue (or White-and-Gold) Dress?
Even scientists aren't entirely sure what color the dress is.
Elite University Degrees Do Not Protect Black People From Racism
A new study involved sending fictional job applications with white- or black-sounding names out to potential employers. The response? Not what we had hoped for.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: David Broockman, 25, Political Science
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Thinking Racist Thoughts? The Problem Might Be Your Video Game Avatar
New research finds that, among white players of violent video games, black avatars arouse racist feelings.
Music Is Power: How We Respond When People Turn Up the Volume
Second-hand sound can profoundly affect our social interactions and our interior lives.
Wearing Privilege: Robert K. Merton and the In-Group vs. the Out-Group
Ask yourself: How many times have you been stopped and harassed because you looked threatening or suspicious wearing a hooded sweatshirt?