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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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News and Features

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Ferguson riot police

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.

People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.

Blogs

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Lesson 1: It's never about race.

December 8, 2014