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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.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.

June 24, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.

June 22, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015

The Charleston shooter took advantage of a congregation that welcomed a stranger into its midst.

June 18, 2015

He didn’t just target Denmark Vesey’s church—it was the anniversary of Vesey’s suppressed uprising.

June 18, 2015

Bullets will not end a church whose history speaks to its heroic resilience.

June 18, 2015

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015