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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.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

Those new to the cause of defending black life will soon have to face the bleak truth black people have lived with for so long: we don’t often win.

Parents of Trayvon Martin

Like trial of OJ Simpson and the Rodney King case, the Zimmerman trial may reveal very different visions of justice.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

Trayvon Martin rally

Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

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Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012

What does it mean to be a young black male in the United States?

March 26, 2012

Another shooting of another unarmed African-American youth in another state has provoked more concerns about ALEC's model legislation.

March 26, 2012

The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 

March 23, 2012

The possible 2012 VP candidate voted for the law critics say provided the “license to kill” for the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

March 23, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

The congressman’s moral rhetoric doesn't square with his cruel budget.

March 22, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council made Florida's law into “model legislation.” The killing of Trayvon Martin reveals just how bad that model is.

March 21, 2012

Only the government can assume the role of policing and protecting Americans.

March 21, 2012

Abolish Florida’s “Stand Your Ground“ Law.

March 21, 2012