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Sister Citizen

Melissa Harris-Perry

A diverse democracy requires us to be able to live near one another, to come together in public space and to engage across differences.

Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.

Today, neither the press nor government has the authority to validate little Virginia's belief in miracles.

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

What the legacies of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Derrick Bell and Steve Jobs could teach the protesters.

Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?

Could black Americans follow Catholics and white Southerners in drifting away from the Democrats?

Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.


Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University,...