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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

After the Supreme Court knocked down several of its key components last month, where does SB-1070 go from here?

July 2, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012

The entertaining, unserious former candidate has found his true calling. Ironically, he replaces an unreconstructed racist. 

June 4, 2012

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

National Review claims Republicans were the party of civil rights while blogs and talk radio fan fears of black-on-white hate crimes. 

May 28, 2012

The intersection between what Congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color and many living in poverty will be the casualties.

May 18, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

Race is still a thorny thing for many young people.

April 26, 2012