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A postcard featuring Pope Francis

There is nothing in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s record to suggest that he will reform the Catholic Church.

Clarence Earl Gideon

In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

With Anti-Judaism, David Nirenberg has recast the debate about the origins and nature of anti-Semitism in Western thought.

Muslim students

A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.

A postcard featuring Pope Francis

There is nothing in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s record to suggest that he will reform the Catholic Church. 

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.

Pope Benedict

If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one.

Photo of Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger’s Jews and Words.

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

Blogs

When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics, they were called “black skinned stormtroopers” by a young journalist named Brent Musburger. It's past time for an apology.

June 4, 2012

“Our test,” explains a Romney aide, “is to substitute ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ ” for articles about a candidate's religion.

June 1, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

Why don’t Democrats and Republicans pay more attention to Asian-American constituents?

May 29, 2012

National Review claims Republicans were the party of civil rights while blogs and talk radio fan fears of black-on-white hate crimes. 

May 28, 2012

D’Angelo is one of millions of African-Americans across America who rightly or wrongly have had their licenses revoked or suspended due to interactions with the law.

May 25, 2012

Does the GOP really need the repudiated Obama–Reverend Wright ad to play the race card?

May 21, 2012

The intersection between what Congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color and many living in poverty will be the casualties.

May 18, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012