Einstein, who was Jewish, was sensitized to racism by the years of Nazi-inspired threats and harassment he suffered during his tenure at the University of Berlin.
On July 28, 1917, nearly 10,000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue, in silence, to protest racial violence and white supremacy in the U.S.
The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has told officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants, regardless of criminal histories.
What is the meaning of the 2,500-year old Hebrew psalm for oppressed groups?
As the Senate prepares to modify its version of the health care bill, now is a good time to back up and examine why we as a nation are so divided about providing health care, especially to the poor.
In a letter from prison, Genene Jones appeared to acknowledge her guilt and asked Texas nursing regulators to forgive her for a crime she committed when she was not “of sound mind.”
“Human trafficking” brings to mind sex slavery and extreme human rights abuses. But an equally pernicious, lesser-known form of slavery persists in the U.S. and elsewhere.
It has been 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser–which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM)–was inaugurated in London.
The history of slavery provides vital context to contemporary conversations and counters the distorted facts, internet hoaxes and poor scholarship I caution my students against.
The Loving v. Virginia case ended the last of the country’s state laws banning interracial marriage, described in oral arguments as "the most odious of the segregation laws and the slavery laws."