Australia Today

Over 15,000 People In Australia Live In Slave-Like Conditions

The rates are three times what was previously thought.
Wendy Syfret

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.
Antoinette Harrell

Talking to Black Nerds About What This 'Black Panther' Film Means to Them

"These are African people who haven’t had their identity tarnished by colonisation. This is a movie that we need."
Noel Ransome
Au News

Popular Bali Orphanage Accused of Being a Tourist Scam

Former employees at Jodie O'Shea House allege only six actual orphans live there.
Katherine Gillespie
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Georgia Lawmaker Asks State Capitol to Recognize 'Confederate History Month'

The Republican representative says his resolution only aims to pay tribute to Southern heritage—but it doesn't mention slavery.
Drew Schwartz

There Are 4,300 People Living in Slavery in Australia Today

Sam was 17 years old when he came to Australia for a job in construction. By the time he escaped he was blind in one eye and had a brain injury.
Maddison Connaughton

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real

It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.
Manisha Krishnan

The Statue of Liberty Was Originally Intended to Celebrate the End of American Slavery

We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of <i>The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story</i>.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Georgetown is Trying to Make Amends for Its History of Slavery

A new admissions policy is just one of the unprecidented changes the school plans on making to acknowledge its role in the slave trade.
VICE Staff

We Asked People if Naming a Bar 'The Plantation' is Really That Bad

"It sounds like a vegan shop to me, off the bat. But yeah, plantation... the slave connotations don't sound so lovely..."
Yasmin Jeffery

The Work Songs of Enslaved Africans Have Shaped American Culture

Jazz artist Jaimeo Brown breaks down the power of work songs, which have an influence that extends from the plantation to the trap.
Jaimeo Brown

Justin Bieber's Dreadlocks Show How White People (Still) Steal Everything

Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.
Wilbert L. Cooper