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Trayvon Martin

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News and Features

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

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

Appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin comes to Hank Aaron‘s defense.

April 18, 2014

The wealth gap didn’t spring up from policy gone awry—it is the policy.

April 17, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

The architects and gatekeepers of American racism have always worn neckties. They have always been a part of the American political system.

April 11, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Our impatience and rage is what has produced progress. That we are still impatient and angry reflects not black people’s failing but how far America still has to go.

April 1, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates's detractors are too quick to declare him overly pessimistic about how white supremacy still shapes our society.

April 1, 2014

The social media prowess of one Asian American activist is driving the mainstream media to distraction. Why do they care so much?

March 31, 2014