It should come as no surprise that the Obama family has felt the sting of racial prejudice in their lives. The Obama presidency has been defined by race, because in America, we're all defined by race.
"Lightskin or Darkskin," Nate Hill's latest project, explores the weird pigment-based prejudices we carry around in our heads.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
A couple of decades ago, Mark Wahlberg was convicted of assault after almost killing a dude because of the color of his skin. Now, he's asking for a pardon he probably doesn't deserve from the state of Massachusetts.
The former mayor's death signals the end of the go-go era in Washington, DC.
Institutionalized racism isn't just about the headlines you read or the grand jury verdicts that inspire protests, it's something that infects the consciousness of black people everywhere.
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.
We'll be keeping you updated as the town of Ferguson and the nation at large respond to the news that the cop who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer was not indicted.
I don't think that Jews are moneychangers or that slurs for Chinese people are OK, but a rich guy with my name apparently does.
For decades, NYPD have been busting people for small amounts of weed not because of any state law, but because they were rewarded every time they made an arrest.
Protesters suspect the officer who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer will not be indicted. Then what happens?
VICE Alps Tori Reichel is a black Austrian whose photo was plastered all over his university's website as an example of a foreign-exchange student. Except he's not foreign.
After launching scores of think pieces this summer, Dear White People is actually in theaters and it's one of the most thoughtful films about race in a long time. Writer/director Justin Simien chatted with us about his thoughts on a third way in po…
"White people don't have a lot of experience talking about their race, so they're going to say a lot of dumb shit."
Mohamed Farah discusses crack-smoking videos, his belief that Rob Ford threatened him on camera, and his attempts to foster a more positive environment in the Dixon community.
Oh No They Didn't grew from a LiveJournal community to an honest-to-god brand, but the people who run it today have been accused of exploiting the original founders.
After the duo behind popular food blog Thug Kitchen were revealed to be two twentysomething WASPs, the internet exploded.
Obama's Attorney General announced on Thursday that he was leaving his post, ending a controversial, but influential, reign as the country's top cop.
We still don't know how or why 19-year-old Renisha McBride wound up on Theodore Wafer's suburban front porch last November. But we do know that Wafer responded by shooting her in the face through a screen door—and that that's murder.
A summer filled with police violence has inspired a student from America's most segregated city to confront modern racism.
With half of the Republican presidential field trying to avoid jail time, Rand Paul is starting to look like a viable option for 2016. His response to the racism and police aggression in #Ferguson is the first sign that he might actually be able to win.
After decades of being one of the only African American athletes at rodeos, Fred Whitfield has seen the type crazy cowboy shit you can't make up. We talked to him about rodeo racism, bar room brawls, and cocaine.
The most charming gravel-voiced, ethically troubled politician in New York just keeps hanging on.