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Beneath the Radar

Gary Younge

Before we can talk sensibly about transcending difference, we must first transform the conditions that give these differences meaning.

The main threat to democracy isn't “Islamofacism” but plain old fascism, with mostly white Europeans terrorizing minorities in the name of racial, cultural or religious superiority.

In the struggle over the ownership of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, black history is on sale at bargain prices.

Jena, Louisiana, has become a national symbol of racial injustice, as civil rights activists converge on the town to protest a miscarriage of justice against six black teens.

Cindy Sheehan taught us that the only way to reach those who will go to the polls is by taking to the streets.

When guns claim lives where any middle-class child might be, America mourns. But in barrios, projects and trailer parks, it's as if the crime never happened.

The one pledge Gordon Brown can deliver that would make his transition to power meaningful is to withdraw from Iraq immediately.

Why do we hand-pick seemingly pure and innocent victims of injustice--such as the Rutgers basketball players--in order to combat American racism?

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Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is...

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