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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.

In today’s media climate, it’s much easier to smear critics of the push for war on Iran as “anti-Semites” than to deal honestly with the facts.

Ron Paul

From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.

Blogs

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Lesson 1: It's never about race.

December 8, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

If civil rights movement history is any guide, the protests against police brutality are just getting started.

December 4, 2014

Sensitivity training will not be enough. “Diversity” will not be enough. The only way to end police violence is to admit to ourselves that cops are an inherently oppressive force.

December 3, 2014

On Black Friday, protesters across movements came together with a common demand: spend not one dime.

December 1, 2014

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Unrest kept Michael Brown’s memory alive, and unrest is the key to justice.

November 24, 2014