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Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

We must face the true causes of the chasm between white and black America.

President Barack Obama

Despite his best efforts to be the embodiment of respectability, it turns out Barack Obama is a role model for resistance.

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.

June 24, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.

June 22, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015

The Charleston shooter took advantage of a congregation that welcomed a stranger into its midst.

June 18, 2015

He didn’t just target Denmark Vesey’s church—it was the anniversary of Vesey’s suppressed uprising.

June 18, 2015

Bullets will not end a church whose history speaks to its heroic resilience.

June 18, 2015

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015