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“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.

When inmates at Attica took over the prison in September of 1971, they were fighting for their basic rights. But their demands were ultimately met with tear gas and bullets.

When inmates at Attica took over the prison in September of 1971, they were fighting for their basic rights. But their demands were ultimately met with tear gas and bullets.

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

Blogs

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

The racial disparities in the town where Michael Brown was killed by police are shocking, but they’re characteristic of the nation.

August 13, 2014

Theodore Wafer’s guilty verdict allowed us to breathe easy for a second, but the killing of Michael Brown sucked all the oxygen right back out of the room.

August 12, 2014

The de Blasio administration says it supports “broken windows” so long as it is done in a “respectful” manner. But that’s impossible. It is by definition disrespectful and oppressive.

August 6, 2014

It’s clear Congressman Mo Brooks wants to borrow the “war on women” language for his own purposes, but it’s also clear that he has nothing to support his claim.

August 4, 2014

North Carolina’s most racist organization will go to any extreme to keep America as white as possible. 

July 30, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

We don’t escape America's history of racism because we believe ourselves to be good people, or that we're just doing our jobs. It’s already defined our lives. 

July 23, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014