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Trayvon Martin

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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Maria

Europe’s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.

Blogs

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

However one feels about subway dancers’ high flying antics, we should be able to agree they shouldn’t be arrested.

July 8, 2014

The United States isnt close to being prepared, or even willing, to see its racist past or present.

July 3, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

Moral Mondays may seem exceptional, but it is actually part of a long history of interracial political coalitions in the South. 

June 27, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.

June 12, 2014

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