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Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

A man prays in Norway

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

Fear and Loathing of Islam

In the US today, the very ordinariness of Muslim-American life has become grounds for suspicion.

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

Deploying Informants, the FBI Stings Muslims

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

Mosque in Dearborn, Michigan

Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.

The True Story of Sharia in American Courts

Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.

Blogs

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

The way we use the police in this country is inherently discriminatory. 

October 31, 2014

UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

October 29, 2014

Threats against Barack Obama have been three times more frequent than for his predecessors. There’s an obvious explanation: he’s black.

October 6, 2014

A guilty verdict does not undo the racist world we live in.

October 2, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014