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John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Maria

Europe’s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

A Federal appeals court has put a stay on crucial reforms to the NYPD’s controversial policy—but will next week’s mayoral election render the stay moot?

Russian President Vladimir Putin knows he has to cater to nationalism to some de

The Biryulyovo riots should be read first and foremost as a protest against the multiethnic state.

Blogs

The signature policy of the NYPD has been declared unconstitutional, but the racism that provided the justification for it is still alive and well. 

August 13, 2013

North Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation voter suppression bill challenged under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act.

August 12, 2013

Baldwin published his first piece in The Nation, and for many years thereafter continued to attack a system he thought as close to anarchy as to martial law.

August 10, 2013

We can no longer afford to leave black women’s experiences out of the narrative anti-black racism in the United States. 

August 1, 2013

In response to Aaron Hernandez’s recent arrest, the league may consider checking its players' tattoos for signs of gang affiliation. 

July 26, 2013

Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.

July 23, 2013

Standing your ground has never been so easy.

July 23, 2013

A new voter ID bill would also cut early voting and ban same-day registration.

July 23, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

Juror B37 told CNN that fear in the “heat of the moment” made the shooting of Martin an act of self-defense. But Ziimmerman’s heated moment was short. Trayvon Martin’s was very long.

July 18, 2013