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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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Dominicans of Haitian descent

The past feels dangerously present as deportation and silence devastate Haitian life in the Dominican Republic.

South Carolina Capitol grounds

South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.

If we want to honor the memory of the Emanuel martyrs, we must continue their struggle for transformative action.

Dominican Haitians

Haitian residents go into hiding as the deadline for mass deportation arrives.

Steph Curry and his daughter Riley

Players are providing lasting examples of loving relationships with their children that debunk decades of racist narratives about their absence.

Ota Benga

What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism, and the criminalization of black bodies.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Baltimore

The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.

June 24, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.

June 22, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015

The Charleston shooter took advantage of a congregation that welcomed a stranger into its midst.

June 18, 2015

He didn’t just target Denmark Vesey’s church—it was the anniversary of Vesey’s suppressed uprising.

June 18, 2015

Bullets will not end a church whose history speaks to its heroic resilience.

June 18, 2015

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015