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Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.

Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.

David Cole represents the LA 8.

In 1990, The Nation ran a dispatch from Portland, Oregon, by
editorial board member Elinor Langer titled "The American Neo-Nazi
Movement Today." The piece, which took up almost an entire

We live in interesting times. These days we can all pretty much
acknowledge that race does not exist as a scientific construct; these
days, we can all agree that racism is wrong.

As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.

Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.

Late one night in October 1961, I flew from Atlanta to Jackson,
Mississippi, with Bob Moses.

Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the

Blogs

Amending the Constitution will be difficult—but it is necessary. 

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013

Justice Scalia authors an unexpected victory for voting rights today.

June 17, 2013

With the Washington Redskins finally relevant on a national stage, The Nation's Dave Zirin argues that Dan Snyder can no longer hide from the bigotry of his team's name. 

June 14, 2013

There may be fewer white babies being born, but power still rests in the hands of this privileged racial category. 

June 13, 2013

Even in a country that suffers from an official cult of optimism, it can be useful to record how far we’ve come—if we also acknowledge how far we have to go.

June 11, 2013

As George Zimmerman’s trial approaches, here’s to hoping no more young black men will become martyrs. 

June 6, 2013

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

An unarmed 14-year-old black teenager was choked by police because they considered him a threat. Of course they did. 

May 31, 2013