For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.
Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death—odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, Southern schools have been resegregated.
On the Republican Party’s successful use of redistricting to “pass draconian anti-immigration laws, end integrated busing, drug-test welfare recipients and curb the ability of death-row inmates to challenge convictions based on racial bias.”
An attempt to recruit black students at Virginia’s most famous “segregation academy.”
On the enduring racial segregation in Chicago and why it’s an issue no mayoral candidate is willing to touch.