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A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Martin Heidegger

Their recent publication tells us nothing we didn’t already know, or could easily have inferred, from his biography.

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Blogs

Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012

What does it mean to be a young black male in the United States?

March 26, 2012

Another shooting of another unarmed African-American youth in another state has provoked more concerns about ALEC's model legislation.

March 26, 2012

The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 

March 23, 2012

The possible 2012 VP candidate voted for the law critics say provided the “license to kill” for the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

March 23, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

The congressman’s moral rhetoric doesn't square with his cruel budget.

March 22, 2012

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council made Florida's law into “model legislation.” The killing of Trayvon Martin reveals just how bad that model is.

March 21, 2012

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 2012