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Trayvon Martin

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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

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.

Blogs

The new Univision-ABC Latino media venture known as Fusion already has a race problem. 

October 25, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013

Why Bartolomé de las Casas should have nothing to do with it. 

October 15, 2013

Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.

October 14, 2013

Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”

October 11, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

No one feels a sense of moral superiority when talking about their own discrimination. 

September 27, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.

September 16, 2013