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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

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The current debate around Santa’s racial identity is mostly silly—but it reveals some deep-seated fears around the loss of white identity. 

December 18, 2013

Everyone’s lining up to pay tribute to Mandela; but in the Reagan era, many were close to the apartheid regime.

December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s history with the sports world is both more complicated and more challenging than meets the eye.

December 9, 2013

The classic 1970s song that brought attention to South African apartheid.

December 6, 2013

Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.

December 2, 2013

Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”

November 30, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013