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(Doug Chayka)

The fight against marijuana prohibition must put racial justice at the center.

(Reuters/John Gress/Files)

The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of  pot.

(Reuters/Joshua Lott)

Paul Butler used to send people to prison for drugs. Now he supports letting guilty drug offenders go.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Pope Francis

He’s saying the right things. Will the US Conference of Catholic Bishops listen?

Card of Pope Francis

He seems like a lovely, modest man, but there's no sign he will change the church’s stance on issues that matter to women.

Nina Davuluri

The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.

Blogs

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

The New York Times columnist fails to understand how the war on drugs disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. 

January 14, 2014

A new report shows that the unsolved homicide rate is far higher for black victims. The problem goes beyond the number of detectives in black neighborhoods.

January 10, 2014

Why I stand with MHP—and why you should too.

January 8, 2014

Key issues on my racial justice agenda for this year.

January 3, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The current debate around Santa’s racial identity is mostly silly—but it reveals some deep-seated fears around the loss of white identity. 

December 18, 2013