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Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

I know I'm not supposed to read too much into a movie like Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but when you're living with a 6-year-old whose entire generation role-plays and reiterates each an

Upon his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind some 2,000 pages of a never-finished second novel--more than forty years of fine-tuning what his literary executor, John F.

After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

Scapegoating immigrants may be a transatlantic and pan-European phenomenon, but need Paris pander to those who want the tricolor to be monochrome?

Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

"Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce
that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social
science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in
an enormous tautology.

The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

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A hundred and fifty people of faith and furloughed workers marched on the offices of GOP leaders.

October 16, 2013

Why Bartolomé de las Casas should have nothing to do with it. 

October 15, 2013

Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.

October 14, 2013

Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”

October 11, 2013

Sports Illustrated investigates the mysterious death of a black running back struck by a white defender in Alabama.

October 9, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

The shooting of Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C., raises questions about how the media handles breaking news.

October 4, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

No one feels a sense of moral superiority when talking about their own discrimination. 

September 27, 2013

Prabhjot Singh’s clemency toward his at-large attackers should be admired, not taken as a sign of weakness.

September 26, 2013