Identity

Glimpses of a Ghetto-Free Future
Segregation is steadily declining—but whites still live in the least diverse neighborhoods
November 26, 2014 12:00 AM

Segregation is steadily declining—but whites still live in the least diverse neighborhoods

The Suburbs: Not Just for White People Anymore
The new racial dynamics of the American dream, in three eye-opening graphics
November 24, 2014

The data that shows why lily white suburbs are going the way of the dinosaur.

Five Charts That Show Why a Post-White America Is Already Here
If you're under 18, the future is now
November 21, 2014

If you're under 18, the future is now.

Why I Helped Search for Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham
November 18, 2014

Why do we search for some missing girls and ignore the others.

Stop Obsessing Over Your College Essay—Admissions Officers Don't
But they do care what you think of their clever questions
November 13, 2014

"I literally never heard a decision made on the basis of a personal essay alone."

We Don't Need a "Right to Be Forgotten." We Need a Right to Evolve.
The sad symptom of a judgmental culture
November 07, 2014

What people really need is the right to evolve. 

Modern Racism Can Be So Hilarious
The story behind the Times's brilliant "Off Color" video series
November 06, 2014

Heard any smart racial jokes lately? You will here. 

I Asked My Brother to Donate Sperm to My Wife. That Was the Easy Part.
October 31, 2014

"Suddenly all the things I'd radically opposed, I started to accept..."

Only 2 Percent of Pre-School Teachers Are Men. Here's Why.
October 31, 2014

What it's like to teach pre-school as a man.

This Iranian Photographer is Tired of Explaining Life in Iran
So she captures everyday life to show people instead
October 26, 2014

As an Iranian living in Malaysia, Motlaq finds herself constantly called upon as the token expert about her homeland. “I’ve been out of Iran for ten years,” she says, “and suddenly I’ve become an Iranian who has to answer so many questions about my country.”

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