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Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

The Citadel

Up an unpaved Idaho road, self-styled “patriots” gather to plan and train in close-quarters battle.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

Blogs

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

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012