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Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.
Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.
Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.
In 1990, The Nation ran a dispatch from Portland, Oregon, by
editorial board member Elinor Langer titled "The American Neo-Nazi
Movement Today." The piece, which took up almost an entire
We live in interesting times. These days we can all pretty much
acknowledge that race does not exist as a scientific construct; these
days, we can all agree that racism is wrong.
As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a
Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.
Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.
Late one night in October 1961, I flew from Atlanta to Jackson,
Mississippi, with Bob Moses.