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Protest against Stop-and-Frisk

There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.

Bobby Seale at a “Free Huey!” rally on July 14, 1968, in West Oakland, CA

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Clarence Earl Gideon

In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

Blogs

The new Univision-ABC Latino media venture known as Fusion already has a race problem. 

October 25, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013

Why Bartolomé de las Casas should have nothing to do with it. 

October 15, 2013

Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.

October 14, 2013

Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”

October 11, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

No one feels a sense of moral superiority when talking about their own discrimination. 

September 27, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.

September 16, 2013