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Trayvon Martin

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Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Clarence Earl Gideon

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.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Rahm Emanuel

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.

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Blogs

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

January 28, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

At the behest of Reverend King, he challenged broadcast media to cover civil rights honestly, and in so doing forged a movement to make real the promise of a free press.

January 17, 2013

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made clear that the old, meek ways of fighting the racism of fans is no longer good enough.

January 3, 2013

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012

In the recent election cycle, the GOP played to racial anxieties the same way Lee Atwater did two decades ago.

November 16, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012

New voting restrictions prove why the Voting Rights Act is as relevant as it ever was.

November 12, 2012

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

November 8, 2012