Race Ethnicity


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely. Read more


To say that Donald Trump is a racist is to state the obvious but miss the point. Read more


Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong. Read more


Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs Police Department’s first black undercover detective speaks about one of the most ironic infiltrations of all time. Read more


Muhammad Ali

AP Photo/Charles Harrity

An excerpt from “What Truth Sounds Like” about race in America. Read more


Eleven images from a new exhibit capture the role photojournalists played in giving Americans a window into the Civil Rights movement, and what it was up against. Read more



The All-Nite Images / Otto Yamamoto

Erica’s death occurs in the midst of a growing maternal mortality crisis that hits mothers of color particularly hard. The drivers of the crisis are complex—but we know what they are—and we can do something. Read more


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Adam Dileo (IGN)

There’s a deep irony in millions of Americans donning pirate costumes this Halloween to play colonial heroes of the Caribbean, while President Trump continues to ignore the suffering of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more

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Saqib Bhatti

Blackstone, Wells Fargo, pharma bros, hedge funds... Read more



Josh Warren White

The cost of living in a "boom town." Read more



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Benefits of ethnic studies programs go far beyond academics, helping students trust their education, and empowering them to become engaged to improve their schools. Read more

Public School Shakedown


Phil Roeder

An author of books on topics ranging from Malcolm X to Marvin Gaye, Dyson writes about whiteness and the current challenges to white “innocence.” Read more

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Trump’s ignorance of the region will make him even more dependent on his advisers than most Presidents. And that’s not good news. Read more

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When disenfranchised people have their dignity and independence restored, the community is better served. Read more


When a stomach ache can land you in jail. Read more


Salvadoran Americans have become stereotypically associated with gangs. Continuing media coverage of the issue, most recently of a massive law-enforcement crackdown on Nov. 15 targeting a Salvadoran-American gang in Los Angeles, has helpe... Read more

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