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A historian questions whether he led a slave revolt, but his heroism still stands.

On East Capitol Street a few years ago, I was in a taxi when a car pulled suddenly and dangerously across our bow. My driver was white, with a hunter's cap and earmuffs and an indefinable rosy hue about his neck. The offending motorist was black. Both vehicles had to stop sharply. My driver did not, to my relief, say what I thought he might have been about to say.

Black pathology is big business. Two-thirds of
teenage mothers are white, two-thirds of welfare
recipients are white and white youth commit
most of the crime in this country.


In the issue of January 4, 1866,
The Nation--itself founded by a group of abolitionists--paid tribute to the final issue of William Lloyd Garrison's fiery anti-slavery newspaper, Th

"I see Native people dying every day because they can't afford health insurance," Elouise Cobell said over the phone in mid-January from Washington, DC, as she prepared to testify against Interi

The FAA, which had long ignored airlines' requests for help with unruly passengers, is now relying on those same airlines' apparent racial profiling when deciding who gets to fly.

The city of Portland is resisting calls from the Justice Department to racially profile its residents; predictably, right-wing pundits are enraged.

Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.

On the eightieth anniversary of the riot in that city, we commemorate the report written for this magazine by a remarkable journalist.

Puerto Ricans of all stripes question the Navy's presence there.

Blogs

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013

As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.

November 7, 2013

The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.

November 4, 2013

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a groundswell to change the name.

November 4, 2013

College campuses are places for challeging intellectual debate, but racist ideology is neither challenging or intellectual. 

October 30, 2013

Let the nightmare of blackface begin. 

October 28, 2013

The new Univision-ABC Latino media venture known as Fusion already has a race problem. 

October 25, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013

Why Bartolomé de las Casas should have nothing to do with it. 

October 15, 2013