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Anti-racism activism news and analysis from The Nation
January 11, 2018
Jaylen Brown and the Evolution of the Activist Athlete
By offering a systemic critique of racism and poverty, the 21-year-old is demonstrating how to bring depth to our political discussions.
December 8, 2017
The Racist Right Looks Left
At Richard Spencer’s secret conference, white supremacists denounce corporate capitalism.
October 31, 2017
This North Carolina County Has a Thriving Branch of the NAACP—and It’s Mostly White
The chapter reveals the promise and pitfalls of racial-justice solidarity.
October 4, 2017
Is Nonviolence—or Fighting Back—the Answer to Far-Right Thuggery?
As Trump incites violence, the left needs a counter-strategy.
September 29, 2017
Oakland Catcher Bruce Maxwell Breaks Baseball’s Politics Line
There is a wall in baseball between sports and politics. One player just put a crack in it.
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September 26, 2017
Fearlessly Speaking Truth to Power
The examples of Manning and Kaepernick show some of America’s most powerful institutions treating the truth as an inconvenience or, worse, an enemy to defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 15, 2017
How Do We Build a Racial Justice Movement Too Powerful to Ignore?
A panel on race and resistance in Trump’s America, featuring Alicia Garza, Walter Mosley, Steve Phillips, Joan Walsh, and Mark Hertsgaard.
September 12, 2017
We Tried to Peacefully Protest. Then the University Shut Us Down.
But we’ll continue to stand up for what is right until the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stops putting white supremacy on a literal pedestal.
September 12, 2017
How Black Lives Matter Is Changing British Universities
The movement has stimulated a renewed anti-racist consciousness and provided an alternative politics.
September 11, 2017
Too Many Americans Think Patriotism Means Racism and Xenophobia
And our communities are facing hate violence at levels that rival the aftermath of 9/11 as a consequence.