Fifty years ago, Loving v. Virginia ushered in a modern interracial era. John Vercher reflects on the landmark case in this new age of identity politics.
Fifty years later, the racism that plagued Bill Russell is alive and well in LeBron James's America, writes Thomas J. Whalen.
If we are really experiencing a “coming-of-age crisis,” we might look to systemic inequality before wondering whatever happened to personal grit and resilience, writes Sari Edelstein.
I'm raising my sons to be proud of their blackness, writes John Vercher. But they'll benefit from their lighter skin.
HBCUs were not created by or for the American South alone, writes Zine Magubane. They were financed by Boston industrialists and worked to export Jim Crow education to Africa.
Trump’s incoming White House team of policy staff and advisors will pale to that of his predecessors, literally, writes Kevin C. Peterson. For many, it will represent a step backward from hard-earned racial and gender progress.
It's important, writes Layla Schlack, for those of us who claim to be progressive, anti-racist, feminist, pro-equal rights, to understand what it's like not being part of the dominant culture.
Invented in part to coddle slave-holding southern states, it’s past time to abolish the 18th century artifact we call the Electoral College.
Carlos Hoyt writes that we have to stop believing and acting as if we can have it both ways, adhering to the notion of race while also trying to end racism.
To the woman in the grocery store who touched my baby, writes John Vercher: Don’t do that.
It appears that that racial discomfort on the part of Trump supporters may be more widespread than pre-election polls suggested, writes Rich Barlow.
The SJC's decision is historic, writes Carol Rose, both as a matter of law and as a matter of justice.
A new book by Jessica Luther tackles the enduring connection between NCAA football and sexual assault. Bill Littlefield has this review.
Thomas J. Whalen looks at how the party of Abraham Lincoln became the party of Donald Trump.
Microaggressions can be deliberate, or they can be accidental. But whatever the intent, writes Nikki Greene, they have a long-term effect.
Our basic circumstances were similar, writes Sandra Dickie. Two mothers at the hospital, our sons recovering from surgeries. The way we were treated was anything but.
Kevin O'Kelly writes that Philando Castile was targeted for having a "wide-set nose." Did his features cost him his life?
Healthy and lasting reforms will happen only if we first confront hard truths about ourselves, including the fact that Massachusetts also suffers from implicit and systemic racial bias.
One day we look back on this time and measure our government’s response to the chaos.
Despair is worse than lazy; it is evil. This is no time to give up, change the subject, and “just get on our with our lives.”