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Trayvon Martin

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 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.

As the Obama administration tries to salvage the Secure Communities program, governors and advocates alike are calling it what it is: racial profiling.

As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

Barack Obama

Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

Barack Obama

As a black man, Obama's confident knowledge of his lineage is precisely the thing that makes his American identity dubious.

What makes it so lethal is that it has broad appeal—from the far left to the far right.

James Baldwin

The Cross of Redemption tells the story of James Baldwin as a working writer: casual, lax and preachy, but also honest, angry and brilliant.

Axis of Fundamentalism: Gainesville to Mazar-i-Sharif

With all due respect to the First Amendment, we need to be careful about incendiary public speech.

Blogs

The ad, which was booted from the Super Bowl this past year, finally aired—and it’s powerful.

June 11, 2014

A conversation among black men challenges the assumptions at the heart of My Brother’s Keeper.

June 4, 2014

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

The UCSB shooter was obsessed with class status, racial hierarchies and the belief that certain women owed him sex and their attention.

May 28, 2014

A new bill proposed by the House Appropriations Committee focuses on tackling rural, not urban, hunger thereby focusing efforts on poor whites rather than people of color.

May 22, 2014

The labor of generations of black bodies has created massive amounts of wealth for everyone but the people whose work was exploited. And we’ve continued to suffer the consequences.

May 16, 2014

There are no American institutions of power that are founded on wholesale discrimination against white men. That’s not the case for the rest of us.

May 5, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

The ease with which we criminalize and abuse black youth in this country would be astounding if it weren’t so routine.

May 1, 2014