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Why violent right-wing extremism doesn’t scare Americans.
The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.
There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.
A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.
Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.
The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.
Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.
In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.
Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.