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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.

Bobby Seale at a “Free Huey!” rally on July 14, 1968, in West Oakland, CA

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Myanmar police

Buddhism is marked by concern for the welfare of all “sentient” creatures. But when it is harnessed to ethnic intolerance and extreme nationalism, it can turn violent.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Passover Seder plate

As The New York Times worries about the difficulties of preparing vegan food for Seder, what about the difficulties of celebrating a plague that killed all firstborn Egyptian children and animals?

A postcard featuring Pope Francis

There is nothing in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s record to suggest that he will reform the Catholic Church.

Blogs

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

On last night's episode of All in With Chris Hayes, the guests criticized the racialized response to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's animated post-game interview. 

January 21, 2014

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

The civil rights movement has resonated deeply with generations of musicians.

January 20, 2014

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

The New York Times columnist fails to understand how the war on drugs disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. 

January 14, 2014

A new report shows that the unsolved homicide rate is far higher for black victims. The problem goes beyond the number of detectives in black neighborhoods.

January 10, 2014

Why I stand with MHP—and why you should too.

January 8, 2014

Key issues on my racial justice agenda for this year.

January 3, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013