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Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

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.

Blogs

The day of Troy Davis’s execution, I finally understood why John Carlos and Tommie Smith still resonate today.

September 26, 2011

Rejecting international pleas, domestic protests and evidence that Troy Davis was innocent, the state of Georgia put him to death under a process that former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has referred to as “unconstitutional.”

September 21, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

 Your friendly neighborhood Muslim, just like you, likes pie and punk, dislikes terrorists, and answers surveys.

September 1, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a new report details the right-wing donors behind a network of "experts" who promote xenophobic fear of Islam.

August 29, 2011

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

August 18, 2011

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

August 11, 2011

Award-winning historian and educator Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuña discusses the Tea Party’s chilling attack on his work.

August 10, 2011