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.
Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.
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.
The Cross of Redemption tells the story of James Baldwin as a working writer: casual, lax and preachy, but also honest, angry and brilliant.
With all due respect to the First Amendment, we need to be careful about incendiary public speech.
Republicans have created popular anxiety about public services by linking them with highly stigmatized members of our society.
A tribute to the recently departed scholar Manning Marable, by a close friend.