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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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Ferguson Trayvon Martin

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Even decent people can be swept along by barbarism when a nation gets sick.

Visiting the Lincoln Museum and exposing a dark chapter in the town's history.

Kevin Young updates the Harlem Renaissance for the hip-hop generation.

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.

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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

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

August 20, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014