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Meet Jesse Lee Peterson, who says what the right would like to, but can't.

Black farmers and the agrarian culture they embody are rapidly disappearing.

Though promoted as an antiracist event, the rally lamented the state of the corporate music industry generally.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

Once upon a time, a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham went on a tear over Wonder Woman.

History holds clues to a winning electoral strategy for progressives.

Imagine, in the same month as the death of the muse of high camp, Susan Sontag, we have England in an uproar about Prince Harry and his silly armband.

Affirmative action, in theory, is a matter of distributive justice, which is why liberals and progressives tend to look benevolently on it while conservatives and libertarians consider it a trave

When Mary Frances Berry resigned as chair of the Commission on Civil Rights on December 7, the media's harsh, fleeting spotlight on Berry's purported combativeness distracted readers from the rea

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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