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Trayvon Martin

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Martin Heidegger

Their recent publication tells us nothing we didn’t already know, or could easily have inferred, from his biography.

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

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.

Blogs

The key factors that will decide the future of voting rights in North Carolina and across the country.

August 14, 2013

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