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Like ACT UP's action at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Pussy Riot's Punk Prayer at Christ the Savior was both a political protest and a sincere religious performance.

A boy carries a cross as he takes part in a procession during Holy Week

What if the right to be a jerk is where freedom begins?

Why Israel’s purposes cannot be grasped only through the American Jewish experience.

Despite the White House’s statements against Islamophobia, their failure to fire a hatemongering lieutenant tells a different story. 

'Muslim Rage' & US Policy

There’s much more behind the demonstrations than anger at one bigoted YouTube clip.

The infamous anti-Islam film may have sparked the demonstrations, but wrangling between Egypt’s many political factions were what really drove them.

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

Brad Gregory wants to upend how we think about the emergence of capitalism, secularism and individualism.

Why the liberation of African-Americans serves as the key to the liberation of all people of color in the United States.

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“Our test,” explains a Romney aide, “is to substitute ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ ” for articles about a candidate's religion.

June 1, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

Why don’t Democrats and Republicans pay more attention to Asian-American constituents?

May 29, 2012

National Review claims Republicans were the party of civil rights while blogs and talk radio fan fears of black-on-white hate crimes. 

May 28, 2012

D’Angelo is one of millions of African-Americans across America who rightly or wrongly have had their licenses revoked or suspended due to interactions with the law.

May 25, 2012

Does the GOP really need the repudiated Obama–Reverend Wright ad to play the race card?

May 21, 2012

The intersection between what Congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color and many living in poverty will be the casualties.

May 18, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012