While people may not typically look to the 13th-century medieval texts for shining examples of equitable representation, an old text about a knight in shining armor inspired author Alex Myers.
Would you take cryptocurrency in exchange for your personal biometric data? Is this a massive privacy breach or the high-tech future of equity? Read to learn more about the pros and cons.
Count Dracula, Nosferatu, the Cullens. What do they have in common aside from a shared aversion to sunlight? Their roots could be traced to similar vampire panics and folklore. Click to read more.
Measures to safeguard public health during the coronavirus pandemic might jeopardize hard-won environmental protections against waste from single-use plastics. Read this article to find out more.
For nearly fifty years, the American humor magazine Puck sent up politicians, industrialists, capitalists, and even laborers in sophisticated, thought-provoking cartoons. View this gallery of cartoons lampooning the extravagance of the gilded age.
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen has undergone many changes over 200 years. This detailed timeline tells the story.
In this article, ten reporters share their most memorable experiences from the nationwide protests that followed the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.
What role does social media play in creating conflict in our society? This article explains how online disagreements can lead to violence in real life.
Is the crime rate decreasing, or skyrocketing off the charts? In which cities is crime the worst? Click this link to learn about trends in Americans’ perceptions and misperceptions related to crime.
Learn why an academic approach toward examining lingering effects of slavery has turned into a hot-button topic.
Read about how six-year-old Ruby Bridges advanced the civil rights cause when she became the first Black student to integrate a southern elementary school.
Muhammad was the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal. Read about her life and career in this article.
Henry Louis Gates describes what it was like to grow up as an African American in a West Virginia town in the 1950s.
In this article, Laura Wright Treadway, environmentalist and mom, talks about the importance of playing—and learning—outdoors.
Studies show that the thoughts of buying something new can provide as much pleasure as having that new purchase in the hand! And, for the materialistic, the happiness gained from a new purchase is short-lived.
Read about how ethnic media has provided a link between immigrants’ old countries and their new homes in the United States throughout history.
Journalist Leslie Garrett argues that adults shouldn’t tell children, “You could be anything,” but rather, “Be what you’re capable of.”
Do you know someone whose story should be heard—and remembered? StoryCorps is a spectacular project in which people just like you, your family, and your friends sit down to chat and record stories from their lives. Visit the site to hear some amazing tales and watch a few videos. When you’ve finished, click the “Record Your Story” link to find out how you, too, can see to it that the stories of your family and friends get heard.
In this podcast, two Shakespeare scholars dig into why we still care about the characters and situations crafted by an Englishman who lived four centuries ago.
The American civil rights movement may seem to be a topic of history, but the struggle for equality continues today.