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My friends had one question for me after I saw Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: Is it anti-Semitic?

Solo theatrical performances are like ads. Everyone claims to hate them but nevertheless finds the good ones irresistible. A good ad acts like a tonic, making a new idea easy to swallow.

The title does neither the book nor its author any favors.

Mel Gibson's movie is a blood libel against the Jewish people.

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race
seems to be too close for partisans of either side
to take comfort.

In 1879 the German journalist Wilhelm Marr, a former socialist and anarchist, founded an organization that was novel in two ways.

Tony Kushner's latest play, Caroline, or Change, left me contemplating its curious title, which suggests an indecisive playwright. Why not just Caroline, or simply Change?

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

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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