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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.

Maria

Europe’s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

A Federal appeals court has put a stay on crucial reforms to the NYPD’s controversial policy—but will next week’s mayoral election render the stay moot?

Blogs

New school superintendent gives the city sixty days to terminate ethnic studies program.

January 6, 2011

From Billie Jean King to Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown to Pat Tillman, the new film Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports examines just how linked politics and sports have always been.

January 4, 2011

For many observers, the decision to demonize Vick seems motivated by something more pernicious than concern for animal welfare. It seems to be about race.

December 30, 2010

Republican senators attacked Harry Reid for keeping the chamber working as the Holiday approached. What would these Tories have told George Washington and the troops who were preparing to cross the Delaware? And what would Tom Paine have said about today's summer soldiers?

December 24, 2010

Misremembering the Citizens Councils has dangerous implications for the present.

December 22, 2010

Short observations on the Jim Crow-era White Citizens Councils.

December 21, 2010

 Why the controversial Maclean's On Campus article, "Too Asian," is lazy and inaccurate.

November 19, 2010

Kanye West wasn't just calling George W. Bush a racist. He was, essentially, calling Bush a traitor.

November 9, 2010

This is the final chapter in the long and winding right-wing witch hunt against an organization that stood strong for poor and working people.

November 2, 2010

There are better ways to handle eruptions of forbidden speech than sacking the talent.

October 24, 2010