As long as schools brag about their low admission rates, campus diversity initiatives will always be about tweaking around the edges.
Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny.
Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.
Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.
Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.
To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.
If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.
A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.
Black homeownership has declined in the city and nationally in the last 20 years, hindered by gentrification and inequitable lending policies.
Bigotry and discrimination have not killed the American dream for all groups.
Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.
A $25 million Democratic National Committee initiative will seek to register voters and fight voter suppression, but it underscores Democrats’ challenges in their larger fight.
As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”
The aid program, part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed in March, is intended to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination.
After more than a year of virtual work, employers are making plans to get back to the physical workplace. That has many workers worrying about the return of microaggressions and bias, too.
The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups.
As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.
Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.
The latest version of a multiyear analysis of Fortune 100 and 500 companies found that white women made some gains but that true representation is decades away.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in September, has redesigned its galleries amid social movements like Black Lives Matter.
At top American ensembles, young assistant conductors are a far more varied group than the reigning music directors. How can the next generation come to power?
An editor’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences.
The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.
After prestigious law reviews adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors, researchers found, the articles they published were cited more often.
Against the racist and sexist fiction of the “Oriental,” we built the anti-racist, anti-sexist fiction of the Asian American.
The budget, which was released on Friday, includes tens of billions of dollars worth of programs intended to bolster the fortunes of people of color and other historically underserved groups.
Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most often diagnosed in white boys.
Readers share the effects of George Floyd’s death on their perceptions of race and racism.
As demand shrinks, the city is turning to door-to-door outreach to overcome vaccine skepticism. “Nobody I know took the shot,” one man said.
City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites.
Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.
In Wausau, Wis., the county board has debated a resolution aimed at embracing inclusion for nearly a year, with no agreement. Racial tensions that had simmered beneath the surface are now roiling the community.
A bomb attack that killed scores of schoolgirls, members of a long-persecuted minority, offered still more evidence that Afghanistan may be on the verge of unraveling.
Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.
Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.
Democrats are hoping to remake the courts to counter the Trump administration’s conservative push.
Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.
Since the heyday of John Fahey, the genre has been seen as the province of white men. A new generation of diverse players is rapidly changing that.
A new paper heats up an old debate.
Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn won the acting awards and Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman” was recognized in a singular Oscars telecast.
Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party’s own voters.
The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.
She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.
Automated technology and unarmed monitors could do most of the job more efficiently and more safely.
Despite dire predictions, the number of suicides fell by 5 percent over all. Still, smaller studies suggested the trends were much worse among nonwhite Americans.
While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.
The prime minister’s party is vying to dethrone a powerful politician in West Bengal. Even a close race could demonstrate the growing reach of his Hindu nationalist movement.
It affects everyone from Joe Manchin to Joe Biden.
Israel and the U.S. are trying to define anew what it means to be a pluralistic democracy.