We should not try to erase our nation’s history of racism. But we should feel ashamed of it.
Some human societies lack words for numbers. What does this say about the rest of us—and human evolution?
Modern warfare isn’t only conducted with bombs, tanks, and guns—language also plays a central role.
The promise of concrete action is appealing to a populace that feels like it’s stagnating. But making without thinking is a brutish strategy.
Cultural groups throughout the world talk about color differently—some don’t even have a word for color. So is color perception a universal human experience or not?
Dictionaries are typically viewed as being value-neutral. But they are just as steeped in culture and prejudice as the rest of the world—and they have the power to shape what we see as “normal.”