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Je suis Charlie

We must resist the push to increase surveillance and repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

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.

Blogs

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

The decision by Baltimore’s mayor to lock baseball fans inside a stadium to “protect” them from protestors sent a message to the world built on a lie.

April 27, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha encountered the NYPD at a club. A fellow NBA player had been stabbed. This interaction ended with Sefolosha being done for the season.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015