December 10, 2013 People of color are more likely to rent their homes than own them. A new study found that housing costs are eating up an ever larger portion of income as incomes stagnate and rents climb higher.
November 27, 2013 Every so often, there's a new name for the phenomenon of young people targeting others for random assaults. But what is the effect of calling this type of behavior a "game"?
November 20, 2013 This week marks the release of Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations. Which leads us to the question: Just what is a black quote, anyway?
November 19, 2013 The box office performance of movies starring casts of color drives how they are viewed. That means that very different movies — like The Best Man Holiday and 12 Years a Slave — get shoehorned into the same category.
November 12, 2013 Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenager from New Jersey, is the latest comic book superhero to take up the Ms. Marvel mantle. We chatted with some Muslim comics fans to see what it might augur for future depictions of Muslims.
November 7, 2013 The sports world has been transfixed by the story of a biracial NFL player who abruptly quit his team after he said he was bullied and taunted with racial slurs by a white teammate. But players of all races rallied around the alleged bully, a fact owing to the league's peculiar locker room culture.
October 31, 2013 A blogger says that of course poor people want nice things, a town and a Thai food company duke it out, and a writer challenges some popular culinary histories of soul food.
October 22, 2013 Code Switch's Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sat in at for an Ask Me Anything over at Reddit. They answered questions about their recent story on Bluefield State College, a historically black college that is now 90 percent white.