Nation Topics - Trayvon Martin
News and Features
People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.
A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.
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.
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.
The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.
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.
From Stand-Your-Ground to Stop-and-Frisk.
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.