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Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

George Zimmerman

The problem is not that Zimmerman was afforded the presumption of innocence. It is that Trayvon Martin was not—and that defendants who look like him are denied that right every day.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

FDR

How did a president beloved by Jews come to be regarded as an anti-Semite who refused to save them from the Nazis?

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

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.

Blogs

What is "independent media," and why is it so important?

April 10, 2013

Without a mechanism to ensure equality of access in all Boston communities, it's inevitable that wealthier communities will have access to the good schools.

April 8, 2013

This week, students fight for racial justice from Texas to Binghamton. The 2013 National Student Power Convergence is in the works. And Colorado students walk out on standardized tests while Indianans prep for a massive university strike.

April 1, 2013

Ultimately, whether a party cements its gains depends not on demographics but performance.

April 1, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

For Native Americans, there's no place like home—especially when offensive imagery and racist policies threaten to take it away. 

March 12, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s death is important because it illustrates that race continues to mark the difference between life and death. 

February 26, 2013

Aside from being a celebration of xenophobia and misogyny, the Oscars also failed to pay tribute to Lupe Ontiveros and Russell Means.

February 25, 2013

Liberals concerned with Israel often miss the inconvenient fact of the radical Palestinian organization's human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip. Reed Richardson also writes about the outsized State of the Union response allowed to the Tea Party. 

February 14, 2013