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Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.
Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.
A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.
Bringing social justice to scale means using those institutions that can set and enforce equity standards on race, gender, sexuality, and more.
From mass incarceration to Hurricane Katrina, the federal government has failed communities of color. So why do black Americans trust it more than whites?
The pursuit of reproductive freedom and civil freedom need to be seen as one and the same.
Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.
Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law puts the threshold for self-defense so low that major questions in this case will likely go unanswered.
Some political operatives are seeking to drive wedges between us by literally telling white America that Black intellectuals want them dead.
For there to be any kind of change, outrage over the NYPD's spying operation will need to spread more broadly throughout the progressive community.