Evan Taparata is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests revolve around law and immigration and refugee migration to the United States in the past and in the present.
The United Nations thinks the US owes reparations to African Americans. Does President Donald Trump agree?
In this latest question in the #100Days100Questions campaign, we ask President Trump how his "school choice" proposal will impact public schools.
Education doesn't come cheap. Over 40 million Americans are about $1 trillion in debt to the US government for their student loans. What will President Trump do to mitigate that burden?
It wasn’t so long ago when US colleges and universities dismissed Islam as a serious subject of study. A broken arm set off the chain of events that sent Philip Khuri Hitti from Lebanon to Princeton, where he created the first program in Near Eastern Studies in the US.
In 2000, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sent 1,200 inmates to a private prison on a former slave plantation in North Carolina. More than 150 years ago, the nation’s capital was home to private prisons where enslaved African Americans were held until they could be sent south.
As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
Now Donald Trump has a running mate. But will Republicans have an orderly convention? That used to be a bigger question than it has been in recent decades.
History might not completely explain why police keep killing young men and women of color in the US, but it can help us understand what set ongoing police brutality in motion.
If left unchanged, the country’s first law regulating the naturalization of foreign-born Americans would have made it illegal for nearly all of today’s immigrants to become American citizens. Here’s how that changed.
In 1893, three men went to the Supreme Court and challenged the authority of the US to deport immigrants. The case’s decision laid the groundwork for the federal government’s long history of deportation.