The world that real and imaginary celebrities occupy is a messy and complex place. Heroes have no place to hide their shortcomings in the age of social media and diminished personal secrets.
A conversation with scholar Peggy McIntosh helps shed light on how public awareness of the benefits of being born white has evolved over the years.
There’s no reason for anyone to recoil from honest conversations about race.
While removing the Confederate flag from outside the South Carolina State Capitol building is an appropriate and necessary response to recent events, is it enough to change Americans’ hearts?
The social media frenzy around Rachel Dolezal exposes the fault lines of solidarity in the movement for racial justice.
Community organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement?
A test that measures implicit biases offers some surprises that inspire both self-reflection and uncertainty.
Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.
Two recent events—the shootout in Waco, Texas, and the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray—highlight how the media’s language choices differ based on race.
Guest columnist John Halpin discusses how American institutions need to reinvest in Baltimore, as well as in other urban centers.
As Baltimore recovers from a week of tumult, what can we do as citizens to ensure that the unrest was the last of its kind?
Let black intellectuals debate their differences and settle their scores in wars of words.
Even when it’s difficult to embrace, devotion to my alma mater demands learning and sharing its true history.
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.