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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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Ferguson Trayvon Martin

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The country struggles with religion and integration one week after the Charlie Hebdo murders.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Je suis Charlie

We must resist the push to increase surveillance and repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Blogs

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Lesson 1: It's never about race.

December 8, 2014