race

Why Network TV Has Become Home to Black Female Oscar Winners
July 15, 2014

Halle Berry's new show "Extant" is the first of of a recent trend: Oscar winning or nominated black actresses headlining new network shows.

The $236,500 Hole in the American Dream

The wealth gap between black and white families is greater than ever. Here’s how to close it.
June 30, 2014

The wealth gap between black and white families is greater than ever. Here’s how to close it.

The History of Pain Is Racist, Sexist, and Classist
June 20, 2014

Speculation about the degree to which human beings and animals experienced pain has a long history.

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker
A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star
June 15, 2014

A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.

Not Just a 'White Guy Killer'
Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it.

African-Americans Are Still Being Victimized by the Mortgage Market
May 27, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates' case for slavery reparations points to formal racism of the past, but housing policy today hurts African Americans, too.

The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand
May 21, 2014

We can debate reparations all we want. But we can't decide whether to make reparations until we know exactly what doing so would entail. 

That Viral Story About the Racist Ice Cream Song Is Wrong
May 16, 2014

A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.

Even Well-Integrated Schools Treat Black Students Differently
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, America's classrooms may not be separate, but they're still not equal
May 15, 2014

Half of students are minorities. 80% of teachers are white.

Don't Blame the "Check Your Privilege" Essay-Writer. Blame His Editors.
May 14, 2014

Would you want to be judged by what you wrote when you were 20?

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