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Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

As we saw in this election, people of color can no longer be called "minorities." It's time to seize that power in the fight for true equality. 

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

A group of peasants posed atop a mountain of ashes at Treblinka

Can the two central images of Poland during World War II—a country of heroes and a country of collaborators—ever be combined?

Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.

Stop and Frisk

Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.

Polling station

Republican Governor Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

On October 22, people across the country gathered for the seventeenth National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

American Freedom Defense Initiative's Islamophobic ad campaign faced massive pushback from the forces of decency and justice.

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

Blogs

Baldwin published his first piece in The Nation, and for many years thereafter continued to attack a system he thought as close to anarchy as to martial law.

August 10, 2013

We can no longer afford to leave black women’s experiences out of the narrative anti-black racism in the United States. 

August 1, 2013

In response to Aaron Hernandez’s recent arrest, the league may consider checking its players' tattoos for signs of gang affiliation. 

July 26, 2013

Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.

July 23, 2013

Standing your ground has never been so easy.

July 23, 2013

A new voter ID bill would also cut early voting and ban same-day registration.

July 23, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

Juror B37 told CNN that fear in the “heat of the moment” made the shooting of Martin an act of self-defense. But Ziimmerman’s heated moment was short. Trayvon Martin’s was very long.

July 18, 2013

The 27-year-old director of the film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s shooting talked to me about the obstacles facing young black men in America today.

July 18, 2013

Congress held its first hearing on the Voting Rights Act today, as states rush to implement new voter suppression laws.

July 17, 2013