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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

The current debate around Santa’s racial identity is mostly silly—but it reveals some deep-seated fears around the loss of white identity. 

December 18, 2013

Everyone’s lining up to pay tribute to Mandela; but in the Reagan era, many were close to the apartheid regime.

December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s history with the sports world is both more complicated and more challenging than meets the eye.

December 9, 2013

Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.

December 2, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013

Last night was a shameful display by Dan Snyder to hide behind World War II veterans and excuse the fact that he won’t change his own team’s racist name.

November 26, 2013

There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.

November 25, 2013

The question of whether the United States has gotten “better” with regards to racism is a useless one. 

November 22, 2013

A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of the school.

November 22, 2013

It is time to recognize that penalty and punishment are wrong responses—for congressmen and for SNAP recipients.

November 21, 2013