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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.

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.

Blogs

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

Forty days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, America’s “justice system” continues to fail.

September 18, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014