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Trayvon Martin

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HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: A Black face in my high school would become as foreign as a repressed memory that everyone just seemed to forget existed.  

Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is fascinated by a paradox: the color line's persistence and its seeming implosion.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Image courtesy of Melanie Cervantes

“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

I was aware not only of being hated but also of hating myself from two points of view in the same mind—a brand of self-hatred that identifies the me in you and hates you for it.

It is important, not only for black women but for all of us, to rethink the ways to critique and resist the "crooked" force of racism and sexism in our cultural and political life.

There will not be justice for Troy Davis. But his case has reawakened Americans to a relic of injustice that must be abolished once and for all.

Barack Obama

Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?

A biographer's flawed attempt to rediscover the politics in the decidedly political life of Malcolm X.

Blogs

Appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin comes to Hank Aaron‘s defense.

April 18, 2014

The wealth gap didn’t spring up from policy gone awry—it is the policy.

April 17, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

The architects and gatekeepers of American racism have always worn neckties. They have always been a part of the American political system.

April 11, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Our impatience and rage is what has produced progress. That we are still impatient and angry reflects not black people’s failing but how far America still has to go.

April 1, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates's detractors are too quick to declare him overly pessimistic about how white supremacy still shapes our society.

April 1, 2014

The social media prowess of one Asian American activist is driving the mainstream media to distraction. Why do they care so much?

March 31, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014