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Monday, July 01, 2013
Where does the slur "cracker" come from, anyway? It turns out it's pretty old. Like, Shakespeare old.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Some tough news about several historically black colleges has prompted folks to wonder if they're viable and necessary — questions that sometimes simplify their strengths and challenges.
Friday, June 21, 2013
In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
More than any team he faces, LeBron James' biggest foil is actually Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.™
Monday, June 17, 2013
A new study has found that blacks, Latinos and Asians looking for homes were shown fewer housing options than whites who were equally qualified. And fewer options meant higher housing costs.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A majority of Americans think weed should be legalized, according to recent polls. It's portrayed as silly, but not dangerous, in pop culture. Yet marijuana arrests — which fall disproportionately on people of color — have been central to the war on drugs.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Lots of people were surprised by our recent poll findings on single African-Americans and commitment. So why'd the numbers look the way they did?
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It was hard for people to ignore the racial optics of the exchange last night between Michelle Obama and a heckler.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Despite being buffeted by high unemployment and the recession in recent years, African-Americans expressed high levels of life satisfaction and optimism for the future.
Friday, May 31, 2013
When Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee last night, he became the sixth consecutive Indian-American winner and the 11th in the past 15 years.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fried chicken is an old mainstay in racist depictions of blacks, and golfer Sergio Garcia's recent jab at rival Tiger Woods shows that the idea still holds traction. Why?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Critics of the NYPD policy say it's tantamount to racial profiling and does little to reduce crime.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When President Obama spoke at Morehouse College, he singled out — and surprised — a graduate who had faced long odds.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The show has become a social event for a large and varied crowd of African-Americans and others on Twitter, for reasons mysterious, complex and worth exploring.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Two new voices showcase the raw material for big, consequential musical careers.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
We asked readers: If you could name any person of color to host a daily late-night comedy show or any up-and-coming comics to join the SNL cast, who would you pick?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Second-lines — jazzy, rolling dance parties — are a staple in the black neighborhoods of the Big Easy. But on Mother's Day, a second-line parade was marred by a mass shooting that left 19 people injured. The violence has sparked questions of whether the events should be shut down, but those in "the culture" say linking violence to second-lines is unfair.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Members of minority groups are often perceived as sharing a connection with prominent members of that group, whether they want to or not. Those connections often fall into four common types.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Our reaction to overnight Web celebrities like Charles Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown and Ted Williams deserves a longer look.