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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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The Informant and Son of the Rough South examine the dynamics of moral choice through the lens of the civil rights movement.

Racial tensions abound in Southern California.

Forty years after the now-famous murders of three civil rights workers, racism persists in Mississippi.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Why is The New York Times Magazine floating an unsubstantiated theory of genetic determinism?

Villaraigosa could make political history not just for his city, but for the country.

Minnesota's GOP looks to cut taxes and build more casinos
instead.

Even decent people can be swept along by barbarism when a nation gets sick.

Visiting the Lincoln Museum and exposing a dark chapter in the town's history.

Blogs

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Lesson 1: It's never about race.

December 8, 2014