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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.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

O’Reilly wants us to put Christ back in Christmas. In that case, economic inequality should take center stage on December 25.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Islamic feminists

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Blogs

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made clear that the old, meek ways of fighting the racism of fans is no longer good enough.

January 3, 2013

In one film, grateful black people; in the other, the vengeful ones.

December 25, 2012

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

The Republican answer to the DREAM Act—the Achieve Act—still falls short of what the GOP needs to win over voters. 

November 28, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012

In the recent election cycle, the GOP played to racial anxieties the same way Lee Atwater did two decades ago.

November 16, 2012

Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

Despite what Republican strategists may say, Marco Rubio and a more moderate immigration policy are not a silver-bullet solution to the GOP’s racial demographic problem. 

November 14, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012

New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.

November 12, 2012