Americans really like to hear speeches that tell audiences they themselves, not systemic issues, are to blame for their problems — just as long as those audiences are black.That's the result of new research conducted by Phia Salter of Texas A&M University and her colle...

Why is it that messages about black absentee fathers, such as Obama's 2008 Father's Day address, are so pervasive in society? A new article suggests that such messages align with broader beliefs that black Americans place too much blame on 'the system' and instead need...

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act passed, A&M Consolidated senior Tracie Purnell still experiences racism.

"When we're in an advanced class, we're the only African-American person in that class," she said of herself and a friend....read more

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination still exists in America, only the mechanisms have changed, according to presenters at a day-long, major interdisciplinary symposium on the topic held at Texas A&M University...read more

Consider a situation: a number of people walk into a restaurant at the same time. The server attends to all the white customers. The last customer served happens to be the only person of colour. Is this racism?...read more

As much as we’d hope racism declined over time, claims of a “post-racial society” may be over-rated. And this denial of racism may be due to just being dumb about history...read more

Commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about -- and even denial of -- the extent of racism over the course of history, according to a new study.....read more

The acknowledgement of racism hinges on people's knowledge of history. If you are a member of a group that has been disadvantaged in the past you will not be surprised that this is frequently not acknowledged - and may be denied - by people from other backgrounds... re...

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