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My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

I think I'd rather not belong

At this point to the Falun Gong.

The exercises don't look easy,

And doing them might make me queasy

Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation

Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

"Why do you care so much?" said a white friend to me during a debate about suspect profiling. "Don't take it so personally--the police aren't after you in the black middle class.

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.

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There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

From making a donation to watching a video to sharing your own story, here are six ways you can support young people at the forefront of the fight for racial justice.

September 4, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014