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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

Six more days till the election. As of this writing (October 27), nothing is certain. The election polls are bouncing around like yo-yos.

Many Arab-American voters loathe Bush, but they have little love for his rival.

The largest gathering ever of Native Americans in the nation's capital greets the opening of the NMAI.

Two investigative bombs with long fuses are sizzling under Tom DeLay, America's Machiavelli of gerrymandering and shakedown fundraising.

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The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

In what was billed as a “bold” speech on race, James Comey offered platitudes and excuses.

February 12, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

The formation of the NYPD’s new Strategic Response Unit raises disturbing questions about police brutality.

February 6, 2015