Several candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, to discuss issues of poverty, race and inequality. Raising the minimum wage was a high-profile topic there, as well as at other campaign…
By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press
Last year's statewide disparity rate between white and black drivers is the highest recorded in the almost two decades since the state first began compiling data.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
The Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary may feature a historically diverse field of women and minorities, but in some ways it is testing how the party appeals to white men.
Around 80,000 years ago, a small group left Africa and radiated around the globe, taking with them a subset of their ancestors' genetic variation. Now, that subset dominates genetic and health studies worldwide.
An explosive scandal around bribery and cheating in college admissions has prompted new questions about access, race and inequality in elite higher education. Judy Woodruff explores some of them with Daniel Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of a…
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam now says he is not pictured in a 1984 yearbook photo of people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan costumes, although he admits he wore blackface on a separate occasion. Regardless, he is facing calls to…
By Alan Suderman, Associated Press
The Democratic governor released a statement Friday afternoon, acknowledging that it was a photograph of him "in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive," and apologizing for "the hurt that decision caused then and now."…
As automation spreads through the American economy, experts say its impacts will be uneven. Key factors in determining that effect include geography and race, but likely even more important is education. With the rapid pace of technological evolution, will job…
By Elizabeth Cooney, STAT
A new study examining how long black or white people survive after a heart attack concludes that it’s socioeconomic status, far more than race, that explains who fares better.
By Bill Barrow, Ben Nadler, Associated Press
A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group is injecting racism directly into the Georgia race for governor, which has already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression.
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