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A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Vietnam War protest

Sometimes, serving your country means standing up against it.

We can no longer hope to address the climate crisis, or our deep social ills, by working strictly within the system. We must change the system itself.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

He was a fighter for social justice for sixty-five years.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Blogs

Pope Francis understands that the choice to confront the climate crisis now lies with the people.

July 1, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015