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African Americans news and analysis from The Nation
December 13, 2017
Roy Moore Isn’t the Only One Who Thinks Dating Kids Is Fine
Just ask their parents first.
Patricia J. Williams
December 1, 2017
Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting
In Baton Rouge, community members protesting Alton Sterling’s death faced police brutality, unjustified arrests, and jail time—and lasting trauma.
November 17, 2017
Is This the Most Radical Mayor in America?
Chokwe Antar Lumumba has an audacious plan to make Jackson, Mississippi, the “most radical city on the planet.”
September 19, 2017
Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?
You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.
September 6, 2017
The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools
A major investigation reveals that white parents are leading a secession movement with dire consequences for black children.
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August 10, 2017
Letters From the August 28-September 4, 2017, Issue
Uneasy is the head… Land lords… Impeachment-phobia… Devil may care… Blind injustice… Inquiring minds…
June 1, 2017
Even LeBron James Can’t Escape This Toxic Wave of Racist Hatred
Athletes have long been the targets of white supremacists—but they are also part of the resistance.
May 25, 2017
Why I Called the Murder of Richard Collins III a Lynching
How we define a “racist mob” in 2017 matters.
May 17, 2017
Georgia Can Elect the First African-American Woman Governor in History
Democrats, please don’t mess this one up!
May 15, 2017
‘I Wouldn’t Be Able to Sleep at Night if I Closed My Mouth on Social Issues’
Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks to
about why being a representative figure is more often a blessing than a burden.