Skip to content

Racial Justice

Examining Race and Racism in America

381 stories published since 2008

The NYPD Said the Killing of Kawaski Trawick “Appears to Be Justified.” Video Shows Officers Escalated the Situation.

A Deputy Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent

Black Workers Are More Likely to Be Unemployed but Less Likely to Get Unemployment Benefits

Grace, Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Her Online Coursework, Is Released

El COVID-19 golpea Texas y los hispanos son quienes más mueren

Prosecutors Say They Support Releasing Girl Who Was Detained for Not Doing Her Schoolwork

“It Cost Me Everything”: In Texas, COVID-19 Takes a Devastating Toll on Hispanic Residents

What People Who Live in Mostly White Towns Need to Know About History

Judge Won’t Free Michigan Teenager Sent to Juvenile Detention After Not Doing Online Schoolwork

Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders

How a Key Federal Civil Rights Agency Was Sidelined as Historic Protests Erupted

A Hospital Was Accused of Racially Profiling Native American Women. Staff Said Administrators Impeded an Investigation.

Slavery Existed in Illinois, but Schools Don’t Always Teach That History

State Investigating Hospital With Coronavirus Policy That Profiled Pregnant Native American Mothers and Separated Them From Newborns

A Hospital’s Secret Coronavirus Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns

A Sundown Town Sees Its First Black Lives Matter Protest

The Police Have Been Spying on Black Reporters and Activists for Years. I Know Because I’m One of Them.

On the Minds of Black Lives Matter Protesters: A Racist Health System

Police Brutality, COVID-19 and Overdoses in Chicago Follow the Same Deadly Pattern

What Experts Say About Narrowing COVID-19 Racial Disparities

The Black American Amputation Epidemic

COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn’t Have To.

Early Data Shows Black People Are Being Disproportionally Arrested for Social Distancing Violations

“Similar to Times of War”: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers

These Workers Packed Lip Gloss and Pandora Charm Bracelets. They Were Labeled “Essential” but Didn’t Feel Safe.

Los New Yorkers: Essential and Underprotected in the Pandemic’s Epicenter

In Chicago, Urban Density May Not Be to Blame for the Spread of the Coronavirus

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

It’s Time for Sundown Towns to Become a More Visible Part of Illinois History. But How?

After Our Reporting, Connecticut Officials Are Taking On Housing Segregation

Tens of Thousands of People Lost Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Parking Tickets. Now, They’re Getting Them Back.

How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out

What We Found in Three Years of Documenting Hate: A Letter to Our Partners

Health Officials in “Cancer Alley” Will Study if Living Near a Controversial Chemical Plant Causes Cancer

Separated by Design: Why Affordable Housing Is Built in Areas With High Crime, Few Jobs and Struggling Schools

What Could Happen if a $9.4 Billion Chemical Plant Comes to “Cancer Alley”

What Readers Told Us About Our Story, “The Legend of A-N-N-A”

New EPA Rules Aim to Reduce Toxic Emissions. But Many “Cancer Alley” Chemical Plants Won’t Have to Change.

They Are Racist; Some of Them Have Guns. Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight.

Black Farmers Say a Top Chicken Company Turned Them Away

The Legend of A-N-N-A: Revisiting an American Town Where Black People Weren’t Welcome After Dark

Welcome to “Cancer Alley,” Where Toxic Air Is About to Get Worse

How We Identified the Frat Brothers Holding Guns in Front of an Emmett Till Memorial

This Lawyer Fought Housing Segregation. Now Wealthy Suburbanites Want to Fire His Firm.

Chicago City Council Approves Ticket and Debt Collection Reforms to Help Low-Income and Minority Motorists

He Spent Years Infiltrating White Supremacist Groups. Here’s What He Has to Say About What’s Going on Now.

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing

Federal Government Wants to Hear From Heirs’ Property Owners

She’s Risked Arrest by Driving With a Suspended License for Seven Years. This Week She Got Some Big News.

We Found Photos of Ole Miss Students Posing With Guns in Front of a Shot-Up Emmett Till Memorial. Now They Face a Possible Civil Rights Investigation.