Anthropologists and other scholars are delving into the plight of urban communities where people struggle to meet their nutritional needs. In the process, these researchers are discovering the power—and limits—of self-reliance.
This loathsome worldview continues to have an outsize impact on U.S. culture. Can Black Lives Matter and other progressive movements do anything about it?
The recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, likely won’t be the last attempt by white supremacists to stoke racial conflict. An anthropologist offers insights to other communities that might face similar challenges.
Since the colonial era, straight hair has been an exclusive symbol of beauty in Dominican culture. That's beginning to change.
We should not try to erase our nation’s history of racism. But we should feel ashamed of it.
When a term signifies something that does not exist, we need to examine our use of it.