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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.

In The Expendable Man, the story of an innocent under suspicion is given a racial twist.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Stop-and-frisk victim

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Blogs

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

June 25, 2013

Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.

June 25, 2013

Amending the Constitution will be difficult—but it is necessary. 

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013

Justice Scalia authors an unexpected victory for voting rights today.

June 17, 2013

With the Washington Redskins finally relevant on a national stage, The Nation's Dave Zirin argues that Dan Snyder can no longer hide from the bigotry of his team's name. 

June 14, 2013

There may be fewer white babies being born, but power still rests in the hands of this privileged racial category. 

June 13, 2013

Even in a country that suffers from an official cult of optimism, it can be useful to record how far we’ve come—if we also acknowledge how far we have to go.

June 11, 2013

As George Zimmerman’s trial approaches, here’s to hoping no more young black men will become martyrs. 

June 6, 2013