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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

Blogs

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

June 5, 2013

An unarmed 14-year-old black teenager was choked by police because they considered him a threat. Of course they did. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

Republicans may want to turn to an unlikely source for clues on how to sell conservatism to black voters. 

May 21, 2013

Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem. 

May 16, 2013

The mainstream media is using a deeply racist caricature to describe the passing of Malcolm X’s grandson.

May 11, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The big man—a cultural tycoon and a friend of the Fraternal Order of Police—just went big-bully on a widely acclaimed film about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jahmal.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013