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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan
affirmative action cases on April 1.

Almost a thousand boisterous supporters--most of them unionized Latino service workers--showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
Brooklyn.

Blogs

The current debate around Santa’s racial identity is mostly silly—but it reveals some deep-seated fears around the loss of white identity. 

December 18, 2013

Everyone’s lining up to pay tribute to Mandela; but in the Reagan era, many were close to the apartheid regime.

December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s history with the sports world is both more complicated and more challenging than meets the eye.

December 9, 2013

Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.

December 2, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013

Last night was a shameful display by Dan Snyder to hide behind World War II veterans and excuse the fact that he won’t change his own team’s racist name.

November 26, 2013

There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.

November 25, 2013

The question of whether the United States has gotten “better” with regards to racism is a useless one. 

November 22, 2013

A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of the school.

November 22, 2013

It is time to recognize that penalty and punishment are wrong responses—for congressmen and for SNAP recipients.

November 21, 2013