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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.

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?

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UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

October 29, 2014

How one reproductive justice organization is working to make sure black voters help defeat Amendment 1.

October 27, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

Threats against Barack Obama have been three times more frequent than for his predecessors. There’s an obvious explanation: he’s black.

October 6, 2014

A guilty verdict does not undo the racist world we live in.

October 2, 2014

Why are we setting diversity goals based on the 1980 census?

October 1, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014