Passing for white was an intentional strategy that enslaved people used to free themselves from bondage.
"Hispanic" as the name of an ethnicity is contested today. But the category arose from a political need for unity.
The short-lived radical movement within feminism has gotten a bad reputation for centering white women's experiences. Is that deserved?
Often in the news today, anarchism is widely misunderstood. One myth is that it's a movement for white people.
A law of 1790 said that only "free white persons" were eligible to be naturalized. But courts struggled for years afterward to tell who was white at all.
Anti-rent rebellions in New York State helped to shatter the two-party political system in the nineteenth century.
What's the history of the vicious The Protocols of the Elders of Zion?
Emmett Till was a boy of fourteen when he was lynched in Mississippi. The press would influence public opinion, and the outcome of the trial.
Feminists supported universal childcare as a means of allowing women to advance in the workforce. But did this argument focus mostly on white women?
In her new book, Wandering in Strange Lands, Morgan Jerkins takes a deeply personal look at the effects of the Great Migration.