What Shapes Your Identity? Skin Color? A Surname? Or What’s in Your Fridge?
Race Relations: We’re not born “color-blind”—but does that mean we’re racist?
Are We Born Racist? When that question became the provocative title of a 2012 book by psychology professor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and his team at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the science seemed to answer that question in the affirmative. Children as young as five months show a preference for people the same race as […]
Making Broadway History With the Play She Never Wanted to Write
Later this month, Young Jean Lee will make history as the first Asian-American woman to have a play staged on Broadway. Yet, what would presumably be a cause for celebration actually makes for a confusing time: the Korean-American playwright will be achieving this feat with her play, Straight White Men. There’s no catch in the […]
Before the Tide Rushes in the New Year: Our Top 20 News Stories of 2015
From the peculiar to the passionate, the alarming to the inspiring, 2015 never left us at a loss for words, or story ideas. It was a year in which questions of race and justice crackled like electric charges through the national atmosphere, in which experts expressed qualms about the potential hazards of creating artificial intelligence […]