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Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

Blogs

Forty-four percent of Philly’s population is African-American—and nearly 20 percent of voters there may lose the right to cast a ballot this fall.

July 6, 2012

After the Supreme Court knocked down several of its key components last month, where does SB-1070 go from here?

July 2, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012

Earlier this year, an AP investigation revealed the NYPD surveillance of NYU's Islamic community, causing an uproar on campus and a demand that the university president denounce the operation.

June 14, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

The entertaining, unserious former candidate has found his true calling. Ironically, he replaces an unreconstructed racist. 

June 4, 2012

When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics, they were called “black skinned stormtroopers” by a young journalist named Brent Musburger. It's past time for an apology.

June 4, 2012

“Our test,” explains a Romney aide, “is to substitute ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ ” for articles about a candidate's religion.

June 1, 2012