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Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

As we saw in this election, people of color can no longer be called "minorities." It's time to seize that power in the fight for true equality. 

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

A group of peasants posed atop a mountain of ashes at Treblinka

Can the two central images of Poland during World War II—a country of heroes and a country of collaborators—ever be combined?

Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.

Stop and Frisk

Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.

Polling station

Republican Governor Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

On October 22, people across the country gathered for the seventeenth National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

American Freedom Defense Initiative's Islamophobic ad campaign faced massive pushback from the forces of decency and justice.

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

Blogs

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

The architects and gatekeepers of American racism have always worn neckties. They have always been a part of the American political system.

April 11, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Our impatience and rage is what has produced progress. That we are still impatient and angry reflects not black people’s failing but how far America still has to go.

April 1, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates's detractors are too quick to declare him overly pessimistic about how white supremacy still shapes our society.

April 1, 2014

The social media prowess of one Asian American activist is driving the mainstream media to distraction. Why do they care so much?

March 31, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

No matter who argues in its favor, be it Paul Ryan, President Obama or Jonathan Chait, the credibility of respectability politics is still dubious. 

March 20, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014