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Trayvon Martin

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A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Martin Heidegger

Their recent publication tells us nothing we didn’t already know, or could easily have inferred, from his biography.

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Blogs

Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.

June 25, 2013

Amending the Constitution will be difficult—but it is necessary. 

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013

Justice Scalia authors an unexpected victory for voting rights today.

June 17, 2013

With the Washington Redskins finally relevant on a national stage, The Nation's Dave Zirin argues that Dan Snyder can no longer hide from the bigotry of his team's name. 

June 14, 2013

There may be fewer white babies being born, but power still rests in the hands of this privileged racial category. 

June 13, 2013

Even in a country that suffers from an official cult of optimism, it can be useful to record how far we’ve come—if we also acknowledge how far we have to go.

June 11, 2013

As George Zimmerman’s trial approaches, here’s to hoping no more young black men will become martyrs. 

June 6, 2013

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013