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Voting Rights Act
Black Lives Matter
Race and Ethnicity
July 28, 2015
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
July 27, 2015
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
July 22, 2015
Bernie Sanders Blew a Huge Opportunity at Netroots Nation
He still has a chance to convince voters of color that he cares deeply about racial justice—but time is running out.
July 16, 2015
Was This Victim of a Police Shooting Dangerous, or Just Sick?
What the cops saw made all the difference.
Patricia J. Williams
June 23, 2015
The Greatest Threats to American National Security Are Guns and the Police
When toddler killings outpace terror killings in the United States, the biggest problem is not jihad.
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June 17, 2015
You Can’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’, So End It Now
After a year of tragedies, framed by the deaths of Eric Garner and Kalief Browder, it’s time for our leaders to discard this racist and immoral idea.
June 16, 2015
How to Defend the Indefensible
The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!
June 8, 2015
How Many People Are Killed by Police? We’re Only Beginning to Find Out
The number of lives matters
June 2, 2015
Why I’m Ready—and Excited—for Hillary
Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.
June 1, 2015
The Numbing Spectacle of Racism
What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.