Race and Ethnicity

"Adolf Hitler Strasse" wasn't a street in Germany—it was a street at Camp Siegfried, a Nazi summer camp located in Yaphank, New York on Long Island during the 1930s.

A Town Founded By Nazis Was Just Sued for Housing Discrimination

In parts of Yaphank, laws require homeowners to be of German descent

The Color White Has a Dark Past

From race to wealth to cleanliness, the color's connotations have a long history

In the 1960s, One Man Took Washington D.C.’s Rat Problem Into His Own Hands, Literally

And challenged the city’s race and wealth divide in the process

After World War II, Gottschee ceased to exist as an independent community

An Attempt to Keep the Dying Gottschee Culture Very Much Alive

Inspired by a trip to Slovenia with her grandmother, one New Yorker took it upon herself to chronicle the story of a lost piece of European history

Almost Half of Black and Latina Scientists Report They’ve Been Mistaken for Administrative Assistants or Janitors

Women of color in science are more likely to experience some forms of bias

Here’s How Europeans Quickly Evolved Lighter Skin

Darker skinned people lived in Europe until fairly recently

Sergeant Tanzanika Carter of the BART police force wears a body camera in San Francisco, CA

Body Cameras Help Police

An in-depth investigation of five cities using police body cameras highlights what the technology addresses and what it doesn’t

James Watson Will Be the First Nobel Laureate to Sell His Medallion

But his racist comments have created a surge of pushback

Millennials Are Different, Just Not the Way You Think

Young adults today are more optimistic despite facing more economic strain than the previous two generations

In Norway, 12-year-old Thea has become the poster girl for putting an end to child marriage around the world.

The Fake Story of a Blond Child Bride Made This the Most Visited Blog in Norway

The campaign is meant to increase awareness and also is seeking sponsors of individual girls

The Housing Recovery Isn't Helping the Families the Crash Hurt Most

The housing crash hurt lower income families most

When People Are Stressed Financially, Their Racial Biases Escalate

White study participants view biracial faces as "more black" when times are tough

How a Tightknit Community of Ghanaians Has Spiced Up the Bronx

From fufu to omo tuo, Ghanaian immigrants are adding their own distinctive flavor to the New York City borough

When We're Threatened, We Try to Show What Good People We Are

Outside observers, however, tend to see through flimsy claims of innocence

An overhead view of the 1964 World's Fair, showing the unisphere and surrounding pavilions.

The Story Behind the Failed Minstrel Show at the 1964 World's Fair

The integrated theatrical showcase had progressive ambitions but lasted only two performances

Marian Anderson performing at the DAR Constitution Hall.

Four Years After Marian Anderson Sang at the Lincoln Memorial, D.A.R. Finally Invited Her to Perform at Constitution Hall

A benefit concert presaged the opera singer’s eventual rapprochement with the Daughters of the American Revolution

Language Discrimination Goes Beyond Just Grammar

Even when candidates are all equally qualified, employers pick native speakers over those born abroad

The Oberlin Rescuers at Cuyahoga County Jail in 1859.

The Invisible Line Between Black and White

Vanderbilt professor Daniel Sharfstein discusses the history of the imprecise definition of race in America

Population growth places the United States in a radically different position from that of Russia, Japan and Europe.

The Changing Demographics of America

The United States population will expand by 100 million over the next 40 years. Is this a reason to worry?

Charles Carl Lutz issued protective letters to 8,000 Hungarian Jews for emigration to Palestine.

Five Rescuers of Those Threatened by the Holocaust

Righteous good Samaritans came from across the world to save Jews and others from concentration camps

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