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Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Tidy stories reducing the atrocity to a clash of civilizations or a problem with integration are neither enlightening nor satisfying.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Blogs

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.

June 24, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.

June 22, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015