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Nina Davuluri

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

Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

George Zimmerman

Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin’s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.

The Citadel

Up an unpaved Idaho road, self-styled “patriots” gather to plan and train in close-quarters battle.

Leszek Kołakowski, Cold War, Marxism, Poland, John Paul II, Christianithy, athei

How the great Polish philosopher went from being an anticlerical scourge to an apostle of John Paul II.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

In Egypt, as well as in the West, outrage over rampant sexual assault has too often been about political agendas rather than concern for the actual victims.

Blogs

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

If the Supreme Court rules that corporations have the right to free exercise of religion in the Hobby Lobby case, what happens to civil rights law? 

March 25, 2014

Black students account for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, 48 percent with multiple out-of-school suspensions.

March 21, 2014

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church pastor has died. Why were we so enthralled by him in the first place?

March 20, 2014

No matter who argues in its favor, be it Paul Ryan, President Obama or Jonathan Chait, the credibility of respectability politics is still dubious. 

March 20, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014

A grassroots movement tapped into fears that affirmative action would close off university spots for Asian-American students.

March 18, 2014

The numbers for representation of women and people of color in the media don’t add up to anything good.

March 17, 2014

House Budget Chair gets some scholarly encouragement to consider the past before blaming today's poor for their circumstance.

March 17, 2014

Could Paul Ryan's inflammatory remarks about race and poverty spark a meaningful discussion in Congress?

March 13, 2014