Whenever anyone slips the words “white privilege” into a conversation, it immediately builds an impenetrable wall. For some white people, the words elicit an uneasy feeling because, for them, the term is accusatory without being specific. It is a nebulous concept that seemingly reduces the complex mishmash of history,…
In what only can be described as a mad rush toward death, the state of Arkansas plans to execute eight inmates in April because of a looming expiration date for a drug the state uses in executions.
A new study from the American Journal of Public Health, published Tuesday, reveals that black men are nearly three times as likely as white men to be killed by police use of force, CNN reports.
There's still a long way to go to close the racial wealth gap—some 228 years, to be precise, according to a study by the Corporation for Enterprise Development and Institute for Policy Studies (pdf).
Black students are almost four times as likely as white students to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, new federal data released on Tuesday shows (pdf), underlining the grave disparity that still exists within the U.S. education system.
By now we are all familiar with the outrage sweeping the nation since a Santa Clara County, Calif., judge sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months in county jail after the 20-year-old was convicted of raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman in 2015.