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It doesn’t stop with Ferguson—common underlying problems create conflict and tension across the country.

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

Halal in the Family

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi hopes his mock sitcom will make us laugh our way to becoming Halal in the Family.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

Minorities confront prejudice and barriers to success in almost every aspect of their lives, but right-wing pundits prefer to blame the victims and the welfare state.

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

It’s too easy to condemn the right’s populist attacks on Muslims—especially with so many left-wing atheists and liberal hawks joining the party.

The novelist discusses religion, history, language and the importance of moral scrutiny.

Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.

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Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

The decision by Baltimore’s mayor to lock baseball fans inside a stadium to “protect” them from protestors sent a message to the world built on a lie.

April 27, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

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

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015