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Nina Davuluri

The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.

Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

George Zimmerman

Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin’s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.

The Citadel

Up an unpaved Idaho road, self-styled “patriots” gather to plan and train in close-quarters battle.

Leszek Kołakowski, Cold War, Marxism, Poland, John Paul II, Christianithy, athei

How the great Polish philosopher went from being an anticlerical scourge to an apostle of John Paul II.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

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.

Blogs

He revivified the religious right and pushed his opponents to extremes on a host of issues.

April 10, 2012

Firing one racist doesn’t change the conservative agenda.

April 9, 2012

A racist column got the pundit fired. But he is not the only right-wing pundit who uses racially inflammatory language. 

April 7, 2012

What does Trayvon Martin's case reveal about the way we discuss race in this country?

April 5, 2012

Is it possible to have a real discussion about race in sports?

April 2, 2012

Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism tells a series of important truths about Israel, the occupation and the American Jewish establishment. 

March 30, 2012

Civil rights, labor, religious and public interest groups are demanding that "ALEC and its NRA backers should immediately stop their promotion of the kinds of ‘Kill At Will’ laws that led to (the Trayvon Martin) tragedy."

March 29, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

How did the NRA help George Zimmerman get and keep a gun?

March 28, 2012

Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012