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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.

Passover Seder plate

As The New York Times worries about the difficulties of preparing vegan food for Seder, what about the difficulties of celebrating a plague that killed all firstborn Egyptian children and animals?

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.

Blogs

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

Last night was a shameful display by Dan Snyder to hide behind World War II veterans and excuse the fact that he won’t change his own team’s racist name.

November 26, 2013

There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.

November 25, 2013

The question of whether the United States has gotten “better” with regards to racism is a useless one. 

November 22, 2013

A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of the school.

November 22, 2013