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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.

Guantanamo Protest

How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

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