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Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.

Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.

Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.

David Cole represents the LA 8.

In 1990, The Nation ran a dispatch from Portland, Oregon, by
editorial board member Elinor Langer titled "The American Neo-Nazi
Movement Today." The piece, which took up almost an entire

We live in interesting times. These days we can all pretty much
acknowledge that race does not exist as a scientific construct; these
days, we can all agree that racism is wrong.

As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.

Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.

Blogs

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

Forty days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, America’s “justice system” continues to fail.

September 18, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014