March 20, 2018

Why suing over employee discrimination is a hell of a lot harder than it should be

Across the U.S., employers can, and do, discriminate over race, color, religion, sex or national origin. And it's difficult to fight back — here's why.

March 1, 2018

This Vermont school is flying the Black Lives Matter flag. Meet the students who made it happen.

Students at Montpelier High School in Vermont raised Black Lives Matter flags in February. Their bravery may be inspiring a new movement in schools.
Feb. 26, 2018

Parkland, school safety and the devastating effects law enforcement can have on black and brown kids

Police involvement in student discipline is at the root of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Feb. 26, 2018

Black Lives Matter cofounder launches biggest survey of the black population “after Reconstruction”

Alicia Garza is launching the Black Futures Lab, an broad effort to build black political power — and its first major undertaking will be a census of black people.
Feb. 10, 2018

Unreliable sources: The worst media moments this week that weren’t an accused Nazi on cable news

Across the media landscape this week, some reporting and commentary on the storylines were rife with mischaracterizations ... or flat-out falsehoods.
Feb. 5, 2018

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Jan. 23, 2018

Martin McDonagh always used black characters as props. In ‘Three Billboards,’ it caught up with him.

Where 'In Bruges' and 'Seven Psychopaths' stumble almost imperceptibly, 'Three Billboards' plummets.
Jan. 18, 2018

A racist who only sees “green” is the oldest kind

American racism was invented, in large part, to preserve wealth.
Nov. 27, 2017

British tabloids have a history of racist dog-whistling about Meghan Markle

Markle has had to deal with attacks from UK tabloids ever since her relationship with Prince Harry became public.
Nov. 20, 2017

Lenny Letter writer quits over Lena Dunham’s sexual assault response, calls out her “hipster racism”

Author Zinzi Clemmons called out Dunham's casual racism and said the Girls creator "cannot have our words if she cannot respect us."
Nov. 9, 2017

These 7 numbers show just how wide wealth inequality has grown in the United States

How big is income inequality in the U.S.? Here's what 2017 data suggests about the wealth gap in America.

Nov. 3, 2017

Black Lives Matter receives the Sydney Peace Prize: “This movement is global and has been global.”

Australia's International Prize for Peace is arguably the most prestigious award the movement has received to date.
Oct. 31, 2017

Fox News smeared the black judge presiding over Manafort’s case. This is part of a larger pattern.

What did Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson do to warrant a mention of her son’s drug conviction, other than show up to work on Monday?
Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween 2017: Companies with happy employees have this spooky thing in common

Halloween 2017 is nothing without a little costume fun. Here are 3 clever ways to use the holiday to boost office morale, according to a new survey of U.S. workers.
Oct. 27, 2017

Why I snatched Caitlyn Jenner’s wig — and why I’m not giving it back

"I’d rather be respected by those living on the margins of society than applauded by those responsible for their disenfranchisement."

Oct. 25, 2017

NAACP urges black passengers to avoid American Airlines, alleging a pattern of racial discrimination

Until American Airlines addresses allegation of racial discrimination against black passengers, a national travel advisory will stand, the NAACP said.
Oct. 19, 2017

Survey finds black, Asian and women doctors are more likely to face bias — from their own patients

Some doctors experience bias and offensive comments from the very people they're trying to help.
Oct. 19, 2017

Pearson issues apology for publishing racist theories about treating pain in nursing textbook

The textbook made generalizations about black, Asian and Native American cultures, among others.
Oct. 18, 2017

Trump’s words to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow echo a history of slights to black soldiers

Sgt. La David Johnson followed a long line of blacks who serve for a nation that hasn’t always treated them equally or justly.
Oct. 11, 2017

Tidal’s “Versus” film stars Jesse Williams as a lover battling racial hatred in Trump’s America

The short film's creators say love is the antidote to hate in the current civil rights struggle.

Oct. 10, 2017

How ESPN got rolled by Donald Trump’s racist culture war and threw Jemele Hill under the bus

The great victory of the Trump movement was forcing America to debate racism and equality on such illogical terms.
Oct. 9, 2017

After an ad showing a black woman turning into a white woman, some customers are #DoneWithDove

Soap companies have a long history of racist ads, and Dove is no stranger to them either.
Sept. 25, 2017

The #TakeAKnee protests are about racial justice — not Trump, the US flag or the national anthem

In the year since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee, there has been mounting evidence that the former NFL star's concerns have merit.
Sept. 19, 2017

The most wholesome internet trolls ever are reclaiming racist subreddits one by one

/r/JewWatch is now dedicated to pictures of Judaism-themed timepieces.
Sept. 18, 2017

Inside Ilbe: How South Korea’s angry young men formed a powerful new alt-right movement

This increasingly influential group is known for a “deep-seated misogyny” and a hatred of immigrants, LGBT rights and the left. Sound familiar?

Sept. 17, 2017

Police: “Strong possibility” fatal shootings of 2 black men in Louisiana were racially motivated

The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it had arrested a suspect on unrelated drug charges.
Sept. 13, 2017

The Jemele Hill controversy is what happens when bigotry becomes partisan politics

Bigotry and conservative politics have become so entwined that it's hard to denounce one without implicating the other.
Sept. 12, 2017

PewDiePie posts apology video for using racial slur in YouTube livestream: “I’m just an idiot”

"I’m just an idiot. But that doesn’t make what I said or how I said it OK. It was not OK."
Sept. 1, 2017

The most powerful neo-Nazi group in US history is recruiting people in Illinois-Iowa border towns

The group's ideology inspired Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.