A new study found that there were roughly twice the number of cancellations for customers who used African American-sounding names when requesting a ride in Boston than those using white-sounding names.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Over the past 75 years, the racial gap in economic rank has narrowed sharply among men at the top of the earnings ladder, but changed very little among those at the middle and bottom.
The Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe is one of hundreds of Native American tribes that remain unrecognized by the federal government.
By Laura Santhanam and Kenya Downs
Prosecuting hate crimes is often a complicated and arduous process, and no national agency tracks conviction rate data for these crimes.
By Lisa Desjardins
Here’s how the diversity in the nation compares with the makeup of the new Congress and the proposed new Trump cabinet (looking at the 19 nominees he’s named).
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
States are disproportionately subsidizing schools whose students are wealthier, whiter…
In one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in Brooklyn, in one of the most segregated school systems in the country, principal Nadia Lopez is trying to help kids defy the odds. Lopez talks to special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault…
By Brady McCombs, Associated Press
President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West.
“In this country, our understandings of heroism have always been informed by an ugly past of racial prejudice and discrimination.” Fidel Castro’s death saw the Cuban revolutionary re-enter the U.S. imaginary as a villain, a communist dictator opposed to core…
By Emmanuel Felton, Education Week
Teachers in Fresno, California, and Des Moines, Iowa, have come out against their districts' efforts--following similar announcements in New York and Indianapolis--to reform how students are disciplined. Teachers are arguing that efforts to change student-disciplinary practices—largely in an attempt to…
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