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Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

Several thousand people marched in silence down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on June 17 to demand an end to the New York Police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.

Church

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

A man prays in Norway

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

Fear and Loathing of Islam

In the US today, the very ordinariness of Muslim-American life has become grounds for suspicion.

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

Deploying Informants, the FBI Stings Muslims

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

Mosque in Dearborn, Michigan

Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.

The True Story of Sharia in American Courts

Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.

Blogs

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

On last night's episode of All in With Chris Hayes, the guests criticized the racialized response to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's animated post-game interview. 

January 21, 2014

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

The civil rights movement has resonated deeply with generations of musicians.

January 20, 2014

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

The New York Times columnist fails to understand how the war on drugs disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. 

January 14, 2014

A new report shows that the unsolved homicide rate is far higher for black victims. The problem goes beyond the number of detectives in black neighborhoods.

January 10, 2014

Why I stand with MHP—and why you should too.

January 8, 2014

Key issues on my racial justice agenda for this year.

January 3, 2014