Adam Lanza, Dylann Roof, James Eagan Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner, and Seung-Hui Cho, via Wikimedia Commons. Chris Harper Mercer via MySpace.

Mass Murderers Don’t Have a Race When They’re White

Why the race of perpetrators in mass shootings is only a factor when the shooters are not white.
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The Racism of History Textbooks

How history textbooks reinforced narratives of racism, and the fight to change those books from the 1940s to the present.

White Teachers, Black Students

Perception of black students by their white teachers may be racially biased.
school suspensions and the racial discipline gap

School Suspensions and the Racial Discipline Gap

The racial discipline gap in school suspensions has lasting educational and social effects.

How Segregation Hurts Kids

Educational segregation hurts all kids, white, black, and Hispanic.

What Students are Forgetting this Summer

The gap between students when it comes to educational achievement may come down to more than schools.

The Etiquette of Desegregation

How whites and blacks had to learn new forms of etiquette post desegregation.

Rednecks: A Brief History

What is a "redneck" exactly? Kelli Marshall explores a brief history of the word.

W. E. B. Du Bois Sets The Stage

An revealing window into the life of thinker W. E. B. Du Bois.

Obscenity and Unintended Consequences

In the Journal of American Studies, Amanda Frisken investigated how an earlier set of standards around obscenity emerged in the 1870s.