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You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

In the United States, anti-Islamic fear-mongering has paved the way for efforts to criminalize the religion itself.

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

Did Islamophobia Fuel the Oak Creek Massacre?

The anti-Muslim hate that might have fueled the the Oak Creek murderer is more widespread than you think.

Pussy Riot and the Two Russias

Three members of Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism. Their protests sparked a wave of support for freedom of speech and human rights among Russians.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

Blogs

There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.

November 25, 2013

The question of whether the United States has gotten “better” with regards to racism is a useless one. 

November 22, 2013

A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of the school.

November 22, 2013

It is time to recognize that penalty and punishment are wrong responses—for congressmen and for SNAP recipients.

November 21, 2013

An anti-union organizers calls for another bloody battle in the South. 

November 14, 2013

Many writers put the fault for Richie Incognito's racist bullying on a generation of African-American players. This is just wrong.

November 12, 2013

The Washington Post columnist supposes that people with “conventional” politics gag at biracial marriage. 

November 12, 2013

Join ColorofChange.org in calling for a full investigation into the 19-year-old’s death. 

November 11, 2013

The teenagers death sets off a familiar refrain when thinking about the history of race in the United States. 

November 11, 2013

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013