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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.

Did the Poverty Tour succeed in dramatizing the magnitude of poverty’s impact on America—or simply draw attention to its organizers' criticisms of Obama?

Anders Behring Breivik

What is the link between the Norway killer’s actions and the ideas he espoused?

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

Blogs

House Budget Chair gets some scholarly encouragement to consider the past before blaming today's poor for their circumstance.

March 17, 2014

Could Paul Ryan's inflammatory remarks about race and poverty spark a meaningful discussion in Congress?

March 13, 2014

What Paul Ryan really means when he lambasts “inner city” culture.

March 12, 2014

The new sentence is three times as long as the one she received in 2012. 

March 3, 2014

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

While President Obama no doubt cares deeply about America’s inequality, his approach to solving it is flawed.

February 28, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Witnesses say Yvette Smith was unarmed when a police officer shot and killed her on Sunday.

February 20, 2014

Just by virtue of being born black in America, young men like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin face violence daily.

February 18, 2014