Race & Racism

How to prevent a hike from resulting in a heist
How to prevent a hike from resulting in a heist
A new proposal aims to make trailheads near Seattle safe from car break-ins — but some worry it could compromise their own safety.
The new top ways to go outdoors
The new top ways to go outdoors
If you’re getting out into nature, do right by the land and each other.
A new investigation reveals depth of skewed policing in Siskiyou County
A new investigation reveals depth of skewed policing in Siskiyou County
A staggering percentage of stops by county deputies targeted Asian-American residents.
(Not) one nation, under God
(Not) one nation, under God
To truly become a more equal society, look to our youth, the ‘nones.’
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
‘Air’ at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts wants to pull your head out of the clouds.
Oregonians of color are building relationships in the outdoors
Oregonians of color are building relationships in the outdoors
‘We’re actually here for each other.’
Environmental justice is only the beginning
Environmental justice is only the beginning
If the U.S. ever hopes to be in right relationship with the lands and waters it has seized, it must first restore its relationship with Indigenous peoples.
SCOTUS has shown poor judgment before
SCOTUS has shown poor judgment before
Remembering Japanese internment on a journey to Heart Mountain as Roe falls.
As we celebrate Juneteenth, a look at the true history of emancipation
As we celebrate Juneteenth, a look at the true history of emancipation
A historian describes how Black people were kept unfree even after slavery ended.
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
As the Cherokee Nation’s first female chief’s image is minted onto a coin, her full humanity should be examined.
From river bottom to meadow
From river bottom to meadow
A runner in Ojai, California, considers how access to public space isn’t necessarily a given.
‘This is what reconciliation work can look like’
‘This is what reconciliation work can look like’
A researcher explains why she’s using settler-colonial methods to interrogate settler-colonialism in national parks.
National parks center colonizer histories through place names
National parks center colonizer histories through place names
A recent study analyzes the impacts of appropriated and derogatory place names in the nation’s national parks.
Redlined neighborhoods have double the oil and gas wells
Redlined neighborhoods have double the oil and gas wells
A new study shows how fossil fuels and structural racism collide.
How a California archive reconnected a New Mexico family with its Chinese roots
How a California archive reconnected a New Mexico family with its Chinese roots
Aimee Towi Mae Tang’s Chinese American family never talked about the past. She decided to change that.
Interior is pushing states to replace derogatory place names with colonial ones
Interior is pushing states to replace derogatory place names with colonial ones
In Washington, 18 place names with the ‘sq—’ slur are being changed to names like ‘Columbia.’ State officials say that’s not good enough.
Idaho’s only Black history museum
Idaho’s only Black history museum
A museum in Boise seeks to deepen the state’s understanding of its past.
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
‘The key is being able to feel comfortable … these spaces need to feel safe.’
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Two recent books look at the parallels between human, ecological and societal illness.
Portland community leaders bring the heat to building standards
Portland community leaders bring the heat to building standards
An activist collective says making buildings carbon-free is just the start.
Hate speech on the Bitterroot
Hate speech on the Bitterroot
How a day on the river made me question my relationship to a place I call home.
Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging
Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging
On the Wind River Indian Reservation, two animals slip between the cracks of what is wild and what isn’t.
The Park Service buried its own study on harassment
The Park Service buried its own study on harassment
The agency promised transparency and action. Instead, it kept the audit confidential.
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