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Trayvon Martin

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Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

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.

Blogs

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012

In the recent election cycle, the GOP played to racial anxieties the same way Lee Atwater did two decades ago.

November 16, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012

New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.

November 12, 2012

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

November 8, 2012

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: The harrowing irony of our current immigration system is that those who will be most affected by immigration policies can’t participate in the election process.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012