Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
As President Barack Obama led the nation in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, there was news that one of Wall Street's biggest firms has agreed to pay an historic settlement in a racial discrimination suit.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to clarify the circumstances under which one teacher left the school in question. Lisa-Erika James transferred to teach at another school.
The Department of Education said it is investigating allegations against a Queens high school principal, including claims that she made racially disparaging remarks about two African-American teachers.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
According to a new book, the minstrel's influence reverberates through popular culture today. The authors trace the tradition to the present day, from rapper Lil Wayne’s music to comedy sketches from Dave Chappelle.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The controversial Racial Justice Act in North Carolina could be repealed later this week. Neil Vidmar, a professor at Duke Law School, discusses what happens when racial bias and statistical evidence collide.
Monday, June 11, 2012
In barely a decade and a half, Google has become an extension of our brains: with mobile devices and computers we can have the answer to a question before we complete a sentence. Google searches are a prosthetic memory, but they also may constitute an MRI of our collective personality – especially some of it's more disturbing aspects. The research of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard, focused on voting patterns and racial prejudice in Google searches.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
In 2008, Calera, Alabama shifted the boundaries of its voting districts in a way that drastically altered the city's racial geography. Almost immediately, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote that Calera couldn't go through with it. Is voter discrimination based on race a thing of the past? Or should the government still keep watch on those states which have an unpleasant history of racism?
Monday, November 28, 2011
A group of Latino and African-American police fraternal organizations wants the Department of Justice to look into alleged racial disparities in how the NYPD disciplines new officers.