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Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Maria

Europe’s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

A Federal appeals court has put a stay on crucial reforms to the NYPD’s controversial policy—but will next week’s mayoral election render the stay moot?

Blogs

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha encountered the NYPD at a club. A fellow NBA player had been stabbed. This interaction ended with Sefolosha being done for the season.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015