In a New York courtroom, a jury must decide whether a hip-hop-loving young white man who beat a young black man with a baseball bat is guilty of assault or a hate crime.
Cynthia Carr's Our Town seeks to uncover hidden truths about a 1930 lynching in small-town Indiana. But Carr fails to break the code of silence that many of the town's inhabitants, including her grandparents, took to the grave.
Alan Taylor's Divided Ground examines how land-grabbing
settlers destroyed Indian society and how postrevolutionary
politicians speeded their demise.
Walter Mosley's Fortunate Son is a serious novel about
intimately connected yet diametrically opposed black and white
Martians visiting planet Earth are mystified by the racist ruckus over
Representative Cynthia McKinney's hair.
Fewer than half of New Orleans's black voters will be able to participate
in upcoming city elections, thanks to passive opposition from the Bush
Administration and listless advocacy from Democrats.
David Duke and a cohort of white nationalists seek to
reposition their minuscule movement at a time when their signature issues have been co-opted by pseudo-populist media personalities and
If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories.
Four new books explore the politics, culture and racial awareness of the hip-hop generation.
It's time to transform the two-party system into something more
equitable by introducing smaller political groups based on special
interests: Consider the power of a black voting bloc led by young