Race and Ethnicity
Researchers Reveal the 'Pangenome,' a More Diverse Look at Human DNA
The new version of the human genome could lead to better diagnostics and treatment of genetic diseases
The Real History Behind 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story'
The new spinoff follows the royal matriarch as she falls in love with George III and navigates his worsening mental illness
Why Has History Forgotten Joseph Bologne, the Brilliant 18th-Century Composer Showcased in 'Chevalier'?
A new film dramatizes the story of a Black immigrant to France whose musical talents have long been overlooked
New DNA Analysis Could Help Identify Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre
Experts have linked six genetic profiles sequenced from exhumed remains to 19 potential surnames in seven states
How an All-Black Female WWII Unit Saved Morale on the Battlefield
Glory goes to the Six Triple Eight, who overcame discrimination from fellow service members and are finally getting the recognition they earned
Genetics Society Issues Apology for Ties to Eugenics and Racism
In a new report, the American Society of Human Genetics details its failures to address false and unjust uses of the field
Disney’s Controversial Splash Mountain Ride Has Officially Closed
Come 2024, the attraction—inspired by the racist 1946 movie "Song of the South"—will be reimagined as Tiana's Bayou Adventure
Richmond Removes Its Last City-Owned Confederate Monument
The statue of Ambrose P. Hill had stood at a busy intersection since 1892
Smithsonian Scholars Pick Their Favorite Books of 2022
This wide-ranging list offers context for our rapidly changing world
The Origins of the Term 'Affirmative Action'
The phrase was first used in early 20th-century employment laws
The Feminist Inspiration Behind 'Don't Worry Darling'
Director Olivia Wilde dubbed the new film "'The Feminine Mystique' on acid"
The Black Children of Hurricane Katrina Finally Tell Their Stories
A new documentary, 'Katrina Babies,' spotlights the disaster's youngest survivors
Texas Artists Are Taking Over—and Transforming—a Former KKK Building
Those once terrorized by the Klan will decide on the center's events and programming
Nine Army Bases Honoring Confederate Leaders Could Soon Have New Names
Proposed by a government panel, the suggested title changes honor several women and people of color
A Brief History of Red Drink
The obscure roots of a centuries-old beverage that’s now a Juneteenth fixture
How a Failed Assassination Attempt Pushed George Wallace to Reconsider His Segregationist Views
Fifty years ago, a fame-seeker shot the polarizing politician five times, paralyzing him from the waist down
The Trailblazing Black Entrepreneurs Who Shaped a 19th-Century California Boomtown
Though founded by Confederates, Julian became a place of opportunity for people of color—and a model for what the U.S. could look like after the Civil War
Denver Apologizes for Anti-Chinese Riot of 1880
A white mob terrorized residents and murdered a man, but the city never punished the perpetrators
How Yellow Fever Intensified Racial Inequality in 19th-Century New Orleans
A new book explores how immunity to the disease created opportunities for white, but not Black, people
Does the National Park Service’s Reservation System Shut Out Non-White, Low-Income Campers?
The federal website excludes some would-be adventurers, a University of Montana study suggests