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Trayvon Martin

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A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Martin Heidegger

Their recent publication tells us nothing we didn’t already know, or could easily have inferred, from his biography.

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

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

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

It's the only real solution to deaths like those of Trayvon Martin and Rodgrio Diaz. 

February 14, 2013

There's nothing natural about black boys dying at age 17. We have to stop acting as if there is. 

February 6, 2013

Right-wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

February 4, 2013