Joe Biden Just Gave a Shoutout to a (Reformed) Segregationist

Biden reminisced about working with Sen. Fritz Hollings in South Carolina Friday night.


Why John Legend Learning to Swim Is Such a Big Deal

A history of segregation in pools makes the singer's foray into swim lessons all the more important.


There's hundreds of racist place names across the U.S. Here's why it's hard to change them.

It’s not unusual for name-change proposals to become morally complicated, if not outright controversial.


'The Hate U Give' Attempts to Advance the Gridlock on Police Brutality

Director George Tillman Jr. on why he thinks the film can squeeze empathy out of a divided nation.


Most black kids can't swim, and segregation is to blame

A history of racial discrimination at pools may be the reason black Americans can’t swim


Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone's Life

"Where you live determines your access to jobs, public transit, food, medical care, and insurance."


Rich parents in New York City are mad their schools are trying to desegregate

One of the city’s wealthiest, wokest districts is constructing a plan to do something about its segregation.


People can't decide which side of town Kansas City's MLK Jr. Blvd should be on

Streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. are often found in majority-black neighborhoods. And more often than not, they’re so run-down that the name is not just a stereotype — it’s a punchline.


Segregation still exists. Here's how Baltimore is trying to solve it.

Baltimore is allowing black families to take rental subsidies into mostly white neighborhoods.


Racists in Florida Kept This Man From Becoming a Lawyer for 30 Years

Virgil Hawkins wanted to go to law school. His home state waged "an undeclared second civil war" to keep him from doing so.


A Civil War-era law could help change Mississippi’s segregated school system

The SPLC is using the Reconstruction era 1870 Readmission Act to challenge a system they say has denied the state's black citizens equal access to a good education.