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After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Language

Is our language broken and suddenly in need of repair?

Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals—and want our police to act accordingly.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Ferguson riot police

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Black Pete protest

Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.

People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.

Christ Church

How a surgeon copes with deaths of young Americans from gunshot wounds, and why a mother chose to forgive her son's killer. 

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.

Blogs

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

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015