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Russell Simmons, known for decades as Rush to his friends, is of average
height and build for a man his age (45), with a cleanshaven face, bald
dome and light complexion.

In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and
tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as
groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on

As Trent Lott struggled to "repudiate" segregation fifty years after it
was outlawed, about the only point he left out of his incoherent
counterattack is that he was a soul-music fan.

It's a shame that Savion Glover is trying so hard to hide from the
world, because he's the greatest tap dancer who ever breathed.

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

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With Friends of Israel Like These... Oy Vey!

Among the obscenities accumulating in the political atmosphere, the most
disgusting may be Trent Lott.

Annals of Higher Education: If recent events at Stanford and Harvard are
any indication, the past decade's earnest debates over "political
correctness" are over, replaced by roughshod policing

The war between religious fanaticism and secular modernity is fought
over women's bodies.

Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

Blogs

What’s a little permanent brain damage when you’re facing a life of debilitating poverty?

January 28, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

Leading Catholic theologians, priests, nuns and former US ambassadors to the Vatican call on Ryan and others to back gun-safety legislation.

January 24, 2013

At the behest of Reverend King, he challenged broadcast media to cover civil rights honestly, and in so doing forged a movement to make real the promise of a free press.

January 17, 2013

Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.

January 15, 2013

The Internet rightly takes the magazine to task for the article, which ran under a small disclaimer and a large The Atlantic logo.

January 15, 2013

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