While the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.
Political scientist and voting rights advocate Curtis Gans passed away last weekend, but his life’s work must continue.
The recently revealed racist video filmed at a University of Oklahoma fraternity event is simply a reflection of America’s larger societal problems.
A new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.
Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.
While the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.
Targeting economic policies at the state rather than the federal level may produce more tangible assistance for struggling communities of color.
Racial disparities in the economic circumstances of black and white middle-class families point toward institutional racism.
A new generation of civil rights leaders is emerging and using 21st century social activism to bridge ancient divides of race, class, and gender.
Stuart Scott wasn’t just a transformative figure in the world of sports broadcasting—he was also a magnanimous human being and a good brother.
Our slide into a so-called “opinion nation” has made it nearly impossible to find common ground, which will become increasingly necessary as the country becomes more diverse.
The chaos in Missouri is not the fault of any single individual but rather that of its racial history and failed system of convoluted bureaucratic governance.
When voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.
Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.
Growing economic stratification makes America’s promise of opportunity for all ring increasingly hollow.