For a trio of anti-LGBT discrimination cases, the issue revolves around the meaning of one word: sex.
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.
Updates to stories from the Pacific Standard archive.
The court's decision marks a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to roll back protections for LGBT communities.
Meridian, Mississippi, is the latest district to face consequences for disproportionately punishing black students.
The president's recent Task Force on 21st Century Policing had one big omission: historical context. If we are going to reform police behavior, that means recognizing the underpinnings of African-American discrimination in the United States and using it as a launching point for a broader dialogue.
The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was.
Introducing the January/February 2014 Issue of Pacific Standard.