colonialism

Drugs

The US Opioid Crisis Started in India

How India's historical role in the global opiate trade contributed to a crisis in the United States.
Benjamin Siegel
4.27.18
Culture

This Black Woman Who Led a Labor Uprising Is Finally Getting a Monument

The statue was crafted by two black women and celebrates Queen Mary Thomas, a St. Croix woman who sparked a fiery revolt in the former Danish colony.
Gabrielle Bruney
4.10.18
LGBTQ

The Pilgrims Were Queer

Dig into the history and you'll see plenty of early American colonizers were super gay—and their compatriots had views of it that were complicated, to say the least.
Matt Baume
11.23.17
LGBTQ

Should the Catholic Church Recognize a 'Queer Saint'?

A look inside the campaign to make the church recognize what may be the first homophobic execution in Brazil.
Kevin Clarke
9.27.17
colonialism

Why Britain Needs to Teach Colonial History in Its Schools

We spoke to Indian MP and author Shashi Tharoor about his new book, 'Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.'
Yohann Koshy
5.26.17
Creators: 50 States of Art

Essay: A Hawaiian Artist Confronts the Lasting Legacy of Colonialism

Drew Broderick discusses the legacy and long-term effects of colonialism in the Pacific.
Drew Broderick
2.22.17
travel

In the Ring with One of Mexico's Top Female Bullfighters

Shona Sanzgiri explores Mexico's colonial history with female matador Karla Sanchez San Martin, known professionally as Karla de los Angeles.
Shona Sanzgiri
11.22.16
Stuff

Want to Heal Yourself from 'Toxic Whiteness'? This Class Can Help

The people behind the self-help/intersectional feminism publication Everyday Feminism are offering a course that aims to educate people of privilege so "individual people of color don't have to."
Shahirah Majumdar
10.15.16
column

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real

It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.
Manisha Krishnan
10.2.16
News

The British Army's Secret Plan to Keep South Africa's Ruling Party in Power

Also revealed: the army's links to a controversial mining company.
Phil Miller
5.16.16
Stuff

Meet the Artist Who Doused a Montreal Statue in Blood in Protest of Queen Isabella

The anonymous artist says it's "shocking" that there's a statute of the woman who helped establish the Spanish Inquisition.
Brigitte Noël
12.17.15
News

The British Army's Secret Plan to Shoot Protesters in Hong Kong in the 80s

The British Army of the 1980s was willing to control riots by shooting people.
Phil Miller
12.15.15