The Guardian US’s “Shades of black” series of 27 pieces explores colorism within black and brown communities and highlights its connections to desirability and self-esteem.
In China, milk represents modernity and progress. But the radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption has serious environmental consequences.
“I’m writing to let you know how much I enjoyed Whispers of Love. It’s my first African American romance. I guess I might sound bigoted, but I never knew that black folks fall in love like white folks.”
No one wants to be the courier on duty when a screwdriver accidentally stabs through the crate holding a Monet.
“It makes no sense to presume that there has been a sudden collapse in willpower across all ages and ethnic groups since the 1960s.” What has changed? Food processing — and food marketing.
Churchill, Manitoba, is 1,000 miles north of Winnipeg. It’s connected to the rest of Canada only by rail, it clings firm to its arctic identity, it has a polar bear jail, and it’s worried that rising sea levels will change everything.
Tom Yarwood was assaulted by his musical mentor, an unnamed celebrated conductor, more than 20 times over the course of three years. Thirty years later, telling the story hasn’t become any easier.
Sugarcane is Louisiana’s most lucrative, stable crop, yet lending discrimination, fraud, vandalism, and intimidation keep putting black farmers out of business. It isn’t just sugarcane.
In her new column for The Guardian, Rebecca Solnit makes a solid argument that Donald Trump’s presidency, and his fervent support from white racists, mark an attempt of the Confederacy to rise again.
A legal mandate keeps Washington state’s most dangerous sex offenders in a controversial facility known as a civil commitment center. ‘Civilly committed’ means detained indefinitely. It’s a community safeguard because these men are likely to repeat their violent sexual crimes, but does civil commitment protect the general public?