race and ethnicity

A Documentary for the #MeToo Era

“On the Record” implicitly addresses longstanding criticism that black women have been overlooked in the conversation about sexual assault and power, but the film could have gone further.
Statue of Frank Rizzo, Former Philadelphia Mayor, Is Removed After Protests

Statue of Frank Rizzo, Former Philadelphia Mayor, Is Removed After Protests

Demonstrators had tried to topple the statue of the former mayor and police commissioner, who once urged voters to “vote white.”
Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often

Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often

These books can help start the conversation.
As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

Publishers are increasingly seeking out audio talent that reflects the race and experience of the books’ authors and characters. But what constitutes a black, Latino or Asian voice?

Trump Wants to Keep Protesters Locked in Jail. This Minneapolis Group Is Bailing Them Out.

As soon as protests began in Minneapolis on May 26—the day after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer—Jared Mollenkof got to work. The 34-year-old public defender, who volunteers as a
The George Floyd Election

The George Floyd Election

How the protests come to be viewed may determine who the next president is. The way that will play out could surprise us.
The George Floyd Protests and the Price of Not Confronting Racism

The George Floyd Protests and the Price of Not Confronting Racism

We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past.
George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Might as Well Have Lived on Different Planets

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Might as Well Have Lived on Different Planets

Minneapolis abandoned its vision of an egalitarian society. The region is now paying an enormous price for that choice.

The Great Instagram Blackout

We have mixed feelings about #BlackoutTuesday, too.
Curfews “Definitely Work”—If We Define “Work” as Increasing the Possibilities for Police Violence

Curfews “Definitely Work”—If We Define “Work” as Increasing the Possibilities for Police Violence

Monday afternoon, while I was out reporting at a protest in Los Angeles, a young man grabbed a megaphone and began telling the crowd that it was almost 3:30 p.m. and that it should start to disperse.

The Great Instagram Blackout

We have mixed feelings about #BlackoutTuesday, too.
Gretchen Whitmer: The Coronavirus Is a Civil Rights Battle, Too

Gretchen Whitmer: The Coronavirus Is a Civil Rights Battle, Too

George Floyd’s death and the pandemic both reveal American infections. Why is the federal government undermining my fight against them?

‘He Could Have Been My Brother’: Women’s Voices in the Protests

A city that lay quiet for two months is now pulsing with protesters. Here are their stories.
‘We Need Help’: Coronavirus Fuels Racism Against Black Americans in China

‘We Need Help’: Coronavirus Fuels Racism Against Black Americans in China

African governments have loudly protested abuse of their citizens in China, but the Trump administration’s response to harassment of African-Americans has been muted.

What a World Without Cops Would Look Like

Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and an outbreak of police violence in response to nationwide protests, calls for change in America’s police departments are coming from activists,
Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

A Gallup poll found that only a third of Americans said they always wore a mask outside the home. Gender, political party and education level may play roles in the decision.
Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

A Gallup poll found that only a third of Americans said they always wore a mask outside the home. Gender, political party and education level may play roles in the decision.
Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

A Gallup poll found that only a third of Americans said they always wore a mask outside the home. Gender, political party and education level may play roles in the decision.

Biden Rips Trump’s Handling of Protests

After an evening of police violence against protesters outside the White House, Joe Biden had a message for President Donald Trump: His actions and inflammatory rhetoric are worsening the country’s
Trump's Bible Brandishing Insults the Church Behind Him

Trump's Bible Brandishing Insults the Church Behind Him

The president brandishes a Bible in front of a church, in search of a divine mandate that isn’t coming.