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Why the liberation of African-Americans serves as the key to the liberation of all people of color in the United States.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

Did Islamophobia Fuel the Oak Creek Massacre?

The anti-Muslim hate that might have fueled the the Oak Creek murderer is more widespread than you think.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

A man prays in Norway

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

Blogs

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

An unarmed 14-year-old black teenager was choked by police because they considered him a threat. Of course they did. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

Republicans may want to turn to an unlikely source for clues on how to sell conservatism to black voters. 

May 21, 2013

Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem. 

May 16, 2013

The mainstream media is using a deeply racist caricature to describe the passing of Malcolm X’s grandson.

May 11, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The big man—a cultural tycoon and a friend of the Fraternal Order of Police—just went big-bully on a widely acclaimed film about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jahmal.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013