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Alton Sterling news and analysis from The Nation
August 8, 2016
A Tale of Two Pictures
Black Lives Matter resists definition and is full of contradictions, but that’s where its power lies.
July 22, 2016
The NBA Moves the All-Star Game, but Also Punishes Players for Political T-shirts?
Commissioner Adam Silver, within two days, stood up to bigotry and then cracked down on WNBA players for doing the same. Let’s try to make some sense of this.
July 20, 2016
The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’
A caricature of black radicalism is becoming the pretext for aggressive policing of racial-justice activism. We’ve been here before.
July 14, 2016
The Media Are Totally Wrong About the Role of Athletes in Black Lives Matter
Walking in the tradition of Muhammad Ali means taking a side, not building a bridge or riding the fence.