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.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Racism

Complex racial dynamics affect members of non-white fraternities even when they didn't involve explicit racism.

The Original White Elephant

The unsettling story of Barnum's White Elephant.
Dr. Alondra Nelson

Interview with Alondra Nelson: Race + Gender + Technology + Medicine

Alondra Nelson studies gender and black studies at the intersection of science and technology.

Challenges Beyond the Classroom: Poverty, Race and Educational Achievement

Levels of educational achievement in the U.S. are deeply connected with race & income levels.
Teacher and schoolchildren in class

Tackling Racism in School Discipline

Skyline High School in Oakland, California addressed serious racial disparities in school discipline, with students leading the way.

The Demographics of U.S. Holiday Gift-giving

In a 1991 paper for the Journal of Consumer Research studied the effects of income, family size, and other demographic differences on gift-giving patterns.