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In Egypt, as well as in the West, outrage over rampant sexual assault has too often been about political agendas rather than concern for the actual victims.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

George Zimmerman

The problem is not that Zimmerman was afforded the presumption of innocence. It is that Trayvon Martin was not—and that defendants who look like him are denied that right every day.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

FDR

How did a president beloved by Jews come to be regarded as an anti-Semite who refused to save them from the Nazis?

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Protest against Stop-and-Frisk

There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.

Blogs

Standing your ground has never been so easy.

July 23, 2013

A new voter ID bill would also cut early voting and ban same-day registration.

July 23, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

Juror B37 told CNN that fear in the “heat of the moment” made the shooting of Martin an act of self-defense. But Ziimmerman’s heated moment was short. Trayvon Martin’s was very long.

July 18, 2013

The 27-year-old director of the film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s shooting talked to me about the obstacles facing young black men in America today.

July 18, 2013

Congress held its first hearing on the Voting Rights Act today, as states rush to implement new voter suppression laws.

July 17, 2013

Attorney General Holder, civil rights groups, legislators and newspapers seek a reconsideration of “shoot first” laws—and Stevie Wonder won't play "Stand Your Ground" states.

July 16, 2013

White women are taught to fear men of color, but the results of George Zimmerman’s trial prove that it’s time to change that.

July 16, 2013

This case was handled poorly from the second the police arrived at the scene of the murder.

July 15, 2013

After the decision, protesters took to the streets to demand justice for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013