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A Jeremy Lin fan

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Sheldon Adelson

How can it be that the “richest Jew in the world” can buy the foreign policy of a major party’s presidential contender and “the Jews” have somehow escaped the blame?

Arizona protest

The authors of Arizona’s new law want to collapse Latino identity into white American mythology.

Poverty

More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.

In today’s media climate, it’s much easier to smear critics of the push for war on Iran as “anti-Semites” than to deal honestly with the facts.

Ron Paul

From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: A Black face in my high school would become as foreign as a repressed memory that everyone just seemed to forget existed.  

Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is fascinated by a paradox: the color line's persistence and its seeming implosion.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Blogs

A conversation among black men challenges the assumptions at the heart of My Brother’s Keeper.

June 4, 2014

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

The UCSB shooter was obsessed with class status, racial hierarchies and the belief that certain women owed him sex and their attention.

May 28, 2014

A new bill proposed by the House Appropriations Committee focuses on tackling rural, not urban, hunger thereby focusing efforts on poor whites rather than people of color.

May 22, 2014

The labor of generations of black bodies has created massive amounts of wealth for everyone but the people whose work was exploited. And we’ve continued to suffer the consequences.

May 16, 2014

There are no American institutions of power that are founded on wholesale discrimination against white men. That’s not the case for the rest of us.

May 5, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

The ease with which we criminalize and abuse black youth in this country would be astounding if it weren’t so routine.

May 1, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014