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Trayvon Martin

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law puts the threshold for self-defense so low that major questions in this case will likely go unanswered.

Some political operatives are seeking to drive wedges between us by literally telling white America that Black intellectuals want them dead.

Barack Obama

The GOP panders to racists, and liberals are blamed for a “neurotic” obsession with race.

A Jeremy Lin fan

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Sheldon Adelson

How can it be that the “richest Jew in the world” can buy the foreign policy of a major party’s presidential contender and “the Jews” have somehow escaped the blame?

Arizona protest

The authors of Arizona’s new law want to collapse Latino identity into white American mythology.

Poverty

More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.

In today’s media climate, it’s much easier to smear critics of the push for war on Iran as “anti-Semites” than to deal honestly with the facts.

Ron Paul

From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.

Blogs

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: The harrowing irony of our current immigration system is that those who will be most affected by immigration policies can’t participate in the election process.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

Literary prizes aren’t everything, though Mantel’s is worth celebrating.

October 17, 2012

Police officers face tremendous pressure to meet arrest quotas, leading them to "hunt" the very citizens they're supposed to protect.

October 17, 2012

Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.

October 16, 2012

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

October 12, 2012

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012