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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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A wave of minority politics is cresting in California--white minority politics.

CORNEL WEST: We want to begin just by raising the general query of how
you would characterize our historical moment.

The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

The March for Women's Lives is paying considerable attention to issues of
concern to minority women.

Why we must rethink the paradigm we use for judging human ability.

After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

Racial tensions still simmer in the rural county where Brown was born.

How four federal judges brought the rule of reason to the South.

Blogs

Threats against Barack Obama have been three times more frequent than for his predecessors. There’s an obvious explanation: he’s black.

October 6, 2014

A guilty verdict does not undo the racist world we live in.

October 2, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

Forty days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, America’s “justice system” continues to fail.

September 18, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014