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Idea/Race

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

James Q Whitman

Idea/Religion

Black atheists matter: how women freethinkers take on religion

Christopher Cameron

Video/Politics & Government

What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like?

7 minutes

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Idea/Race

US law has long seen people of African descent as fugitives

Manisha Sinha

Video/Law & Justice

Can video of the police shooting an unarmed civilian ever be viewed objectively?

30 minutes

Idea/Race

Black conservatives do not speak for the black majority

Leah Wright Rigueur

ORIGINAL
Video/Bioethics

From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics

6 minutes

Video/Race

‘Never wear a hoodie’ and other crucial rules for birding while black

2 minutes

Idea/Race

Why this Southern conservative supports Black Lives Matter

John D Wilsey

Idea/Education

How university students infantilise themselves

Jonathan Zimmerman

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Social Psychology

The son of a Holocaust survivor grapples with the possibility of forgiving evil

10 minutes

Idea/Demography & Migration

The French football team and the contest for a diverse nation

Tony Karon

Essay/Demography & Migration

Roots and genes

‘Roots’ sparked an African-American quest for identity through family history. Does DNA finally provide firm grounds?

Alondra Nelson

Idea/Education

Science needs more average, non-white, non-male scientists

Matthew Francis

Essay/Gender

Impostors

Caitlyn Jenner identifies as a woman, Rachel Dolezal as black. Why should one be legitimate and the other condemned?

Katharine Quarmby

Video/Memoir

A young French boy leaves forever the African village that is his home

10 minutes

Essay/Education

The school of failure

The worst public schools do one thing very well – they teach poor black kids how to stay in the American underclass

D Watkins

Video/Race

A black calf roper challenges the American West’s myths at the rodeo

6 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

A South African township is vibrantly resilient despite the scars of apartheid

18 minutes

Essay/Human Rights

A change is gonna come

The great civil rights song turns 50 – the political made personal, and heartbreak transmuted into fiery action

Manjula Martin

Video/Politics & Government

LBJ’s archived phone calls show the more enervating sides of power

9 minutes

Essay/Ethics

Sorry but not sorry

No longer the hardest word, a public apology is now the defence strategy of the rich and powerful. Can it still do good?

Nick Smith

Essay/Data & Information

The other half

To end inequality, we must realise that it isn’t about the rich, it’s about the poor. And we know almost nothing about them

Claire Melamed

Essay/Epidemiology

Southern brew

A second hurricane is battering New Orleans, this time it is an HIV catastrophe whipped up by prejudice and poverty

Jessica Wapner

Essay/Memoir

Stoop stories

My black friends call it Murderland. My white friends call it Charm City, a town of trendy cafés. I just call it home

D Watkins

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Talk the talk

A push for English to be the official language of the US has both a dark history and a regressive vision for the future

Eric C Miller

Essay/History

Emancipation

Each tree and farm, street and courthouse of my home county rests on shallow-buried stories of slavery and Civil War

Casey Cep

Essay/Demography & Migration

Wrong side of the fence

In taking the logic of settlement to extremes and shutting out minorities of every stripe, Israel damages only itself

Rachel Shabi