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Protest against Stop-and-Frisk

There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.

Guantanamo Protest

How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Bobby Seale at a “Free Huey!” rally on July 14, 1968, in West Oakland, CA

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Myanmar police

Buddhism is marked by concern for the welfare of all “sentient” creatures. But when it is harnessed to ethnic intolerance and extreme nationalism, it can turn violent.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Blogs

No one feels a sense of moral superiority when talking about their own discrimination. 

September 27, 2013

Prabhjot Singh’s clemency toward his at-large attackers should be admired, not taken as a sign of weakness.

September 26, 2013

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.

September 16, 2013

The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.

September 16, 2013

Roxane Gay talks with the author about his writing and the work that writing does. 

September 12, 2013

The complexities of racial tensions on campus are too many and the stakes too high to allow white student unions at universities.

September 11, 2013

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

What was a developing national conversation about race is fast vanishing. 

September 3, 2013