40 Years Ago, an Alabama Jury Proved White Supremacists Could Be Brought to Justice

The long-delayed trial of the KKK bomber meant white southerners like me—and my aunt, who was on the jury—could no longer ignore the evil around us.

The Census Always Boxed Us Out

For most of our history, the U.S. government treated biracial Americans as if we didn’t even exist, but my family has stories to tell.

“Coming Out” as Face Blind

What it’s like to live with a disorder that means sometimes I can’t even recognize my own family members—and why I’m not keeping it a secret any longer.

The Long Journey to Reveal the Oregon Trail’s Racist History

As the U.S. grapples with its legacy of prejudice, one parent is bringing the fight to Oregon public schools.

Can a Black Feminist be Sexually Submissive to a White Man?

On giving up control while maintaining my power.

How a Trip to Disneyland Changed My Trans Family Forever

We thought we were being generous by giving my dad a week to live as a woman. But once we had that week together, we could never go back.

More Black Women Are Carrying Guns Than Ever Before. But Could I?

After we were both shaken by the killing of Philando Castile, I promised my father I'd learn to shoot.

In Most Schools, Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities Are Left Behind. Not Here.

Micaela Bracamonte was sick of seeing her sons struggle in settings that weren’t equipped for “twice exceptional” students. So she founded a school of her own.

Meet the 12-Year-Old Trailblazer Fighting for Equality in Kids’ Books

Marley Dias couldn't find enough children's stories featuring people who look like her, so she's working to change that—and getting famous in the process.