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On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1

In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
Brooklyn.

Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

Blogs

Even if George Zimmerman is convicted of murder, we have a long way to go to ensure things like this never happen again. 

July 10, 2013

The way Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s friends are treated on the stand, and by the public, has everything to do with race. 

July 3, 2013

George Zimmerman’s innocence rests on the notion of a 17-year-old black boy’s inherent criminality. 

July 2, 2013

Why would an undocumented immigrant voluntarily walk into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center and declare his or her status to the officers there?

July 1, 2013

MSNBC's Chris Hayes takes Jeantel's haters to task for their "willful" misunderstanding of a young, black woman's vernacular. 

June 28, 2013

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington fifty years ago.

June 28, 2013

In her emotional testimony during the Zimmerman trial, the star witness stands up for more than herself. 

June 27, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act by striking down Section 4. But the war against voting rights began long before the Court's radical decision.

June 27, 2013

Some members of Congress want not only to fix what the Supreme Court did, but expand the Voting Rights Act further. 

June 25, 2013

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

June 25, 2013