How Do Trump’s Black Friends Feel? It’s Complicated

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, his past, from dating a biracial model to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, paints a complex picture.

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.

Decades Later, Memphis to Compensate Black Sanitation Strikers of 1968

By ALAN BLINDER July 25, 2017 For 63 mostly uninterrupted years, the rhythms of Elmore Nickleberry’s life have included the rumbles and roars of Memphis’s sanitation trucks. Even now, at 85 and the longest-tenured employee in the city’s...

Was That Racist?

July 19, 2017 Sign up here for a free subscription to the Race/Related newsletter, which explores race with provocative reporting and discussion. The newsletter originally published these personal stories last week. The writers discussed their stories on The...