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Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest most certainly was a "teachable moment" in the racial conversation--but we've learned nothing.

No racial profiling took place with Henry Louis Gates Jr.; it's not the "teachable moment" for which many are so understandably eager.

How the mortgage industry stole black America's hard-won wealth.

The victims of the housing market's collapse are crippling an unjust economic system.

Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

Our political leaders are doing everything they can to fortify class inequality.

Blogs

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Stephen Black appears on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predators set up shop and grab a cut of their victims’ tax refunds. 

April 14, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

February 14, 2014

A new Tumblr at Yale opens up a conversation about class, but what will it take to turn discussion into action?

February 4, 2014

The author of "Why I Make Terrible Decisions" discovers the dark side of Internet fame.

December 11, 2013

The Republican “war on poverty” looks a lot like a war on the poor.

November 26, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Here are what some of the best and brightest organizers are working on now.

September 12, 2013

Bond holders are at odds with municipal workers over who will bear the brunt of the city’s bankruptcy.

August 21, 2013

With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013