Civil Rights Act
Does the Civil Rights Act Ban Discrimination Against LGBT People? The Supreme Court Plans to Decide.
For a trio of anti-LGBT discrimination cases, the issue revolves around the meaning of one word: sex.
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.
Since We Last Spoke: The End of Locker-Room Talk as We Know It
Updates to stories from the Pacific Standard archive.
A Federal Appeals Court Rules That the Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Employees
The court's decision marks a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to roll back protections for LGBT communities.
The Justice Department Compares the School-to-Prison Pipeline to Racial Segregation
Meridian, Mississippi, is the latest district to face consequences for disproportionately punishing black students.
Real-Life Stories of Race and Policing
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.
Hundreds of School Districts Have Been Ignoring Desegregation Orders
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
Introducing the January/February 2014 Issue of Pacific Standard.