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Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Tidy stories reducing the atrocity to a clash of civilizations or a problem with integration are neither enlightening nor satisfying.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Blogs

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

In what was billed as a “bold” speech on race, James Comey offered platitudes and excuses.

February 12, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

The formation of the NYPD’s new Strategic Response Unit raises disturbing questions about police brutality.

February 6, 2015

Harsh discipline is said to put black boys at risk, but black girls are suspended six times more than white girls. A new report asks why.

February 5, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015

What do I have to do, so that when my sons recall the sixty-third annual MLK Day celebration, it is about remembering past trials of injustice, rather than endlessly reliving them?

February 2, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015