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The pursuit of reproductive freedom and civil freedom need to be seen as one and the same.

Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

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.

Blogs

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

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

What was a developing national conversation about race is fast vanishing. 

September 3, 2013

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn sues activist for libel.

September 2, 2013

A tour through the magazine's archives confirms Gary Younge’s argument in this week’s cover story.

August 23, 2013

It’s time white women drop the practice of authenticating—and profiting from—the experiences of women of color. 

August 16, 2013

The key factors that will decide the future of voting rights in North Carolina and across the country.

August 14, 2013

The signature policy of the NYPD has been declared unconstitutional, but the racism that provided the justification for it is still alive and well. 

August 13, 2013