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You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

In the United States, anti-Islamic fear-mongering has paved the way for efforts to criminalize the religion itself.

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

Did Islamophobia Fuel the Oak Creek Massacre?

The anti-Muslim hate that might have fueled the the Oak Creek murderer is more widespread than you think.

Pussy Riot and the Two Russias

Three members of Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism. Their protests sparked a wave of support for freedom of speech and human rights among Russians.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

Blogs

The teenagers death sets off a familiar refrain when thinking about the history of race in the United States. 

November 11, 2013

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013

As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.

November 7, 2013

The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.

November 4, 2013

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a groundswell to change the name.

November 4, 2013

College campuses are places for challeging intellectual debate, but racist ideology is neither challenging or intellectual. 

October 30, 2013

Let the nightmare of blackface begin. 

October 28, 2013

The new Univision-ABC Latino media venture known as Fusion already has a race problem. 

October 25, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013