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You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

Did Islamophobia Fuel the Oak Creek Massacre?

The anti-Muslim hate that might have fueled the the Oak Creek murderer is more widespread than you think.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

A man prays in Norway

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

Fear and Loathing of Islam

In the US today, the very ordinariness of Muslim-American life has become grounds for suspicion.

Blogs

Right-wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

February 4, 2013

We create images of monsters and then wonder why people go out slaying them.

January 31, 2013

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

January 28, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

At the behest of Reverend King, he challenged broadcast media to cover civil rights honestly, and in so doing forged a movement to make real the promise of a free press.

January 17, 2013

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made clear that the old, meek ways of fighting the racism of fans is no longer good enough.

January 3, 2013

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012

In the recent election cycle, the GOP played to racial anxieties the same way Lee Atwater did two decades ago.

November 16, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012