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Anti-racism activism news and analysis from The Nation
September 8, 2022
We Were Supposed to Help Asian Migrant Women—Instead We Got Police
After the Atlanta spa shootings, people wanted to support vulnerable Asian communities. But a new breed of activists steered energy toward carceral solutions.
August 24, 2022
Howard Zinn at 100: Remembering “The People’s Historian”
Zinn made no pretense of neutrality. He believed that “in a world of conflict,” it was the historian’s job to advocate for the oppressed.
July 22, 2022
Aliyah Boston Makes ESPN Look Small
Aliyah Boston showed that she doesn’t need the ESPYs—but the ESPYs desperately need her.
June 6, 2022
“What’s at Stake Is Joy”: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi
The Boston University professor discusses where he was when Ted Cruz held up his book while questioning Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
May 24, 2022
When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur
What happened at Yankee Stadium is not about one incident. It’s about how Major League Baseball chooses to remember Robinson’s legacy.
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May 13, 2022
Going Beyond Inclusion in Independent Media
A conversation with journalists Laura Flanders, Sara Lomax-Reese, and S. Mitra Kalita about the future of Black and brown media organizations.
S. Mitra Kalita
April 5, 2022
Where Is the Women’s Movement?
Why do young feminists seem more interested in social media than in building feminist organizations?
March 23, 2022
Here’s the Real Reason Ted Cruz Waved My Book in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Face
Like other members of his party, Cruz is using Jackson’s nomination to tar the Democratic Party with the brush of “reverse racism” and undermine movements for racial justice.
Alex S. Vitale
March 4, 2022
The Price of Unpaid Activism
Have advocacy and organizing become careers for the well-educated?
Esther Eriksson von allmen
February 23, 2022
In Minneapolis, the Cycle of Police Violence Continues
Amir Locke was sleeping. Daunte Wright was going to the car wash. George Floyd was at the corner store. When and where are Black people safe from police?