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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

While President Obama no doubt cares deeply about America’s inequality, his approach to solving it is flawed.

February 28, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Witnesses say Yvette Smith was unarmed when a police officer shot and killed her on Sunday.

February 20, 2014

Just by virtue of being born black in America, young men like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin face violence daily.

February 18, 2014

Dealing with the deaths of black youths is exhausting, but is the necessary work of undoing American racism. 

February 18, 2014

Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014