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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

Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.

October 14, 2013

Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”

October 11, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

No one feels a sense of moral superiority when talking about their own discrimination. 

September 27, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.

September 16, 2013

The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.

September 16, 2013

Roxane Gay talks with the author about his writing and the work that writing does. 

September 12, 2013

The complexities of racial tensions on campus are too many and the stakes too high to allow white student unions at universities.

September 11, 2013