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Anti-racism activism news and analysis from The Nation
November 25, 2021
How I Fight Racism in the World and Within Me
After George Floyd was killed, I questioned ways I’d been toning down my Blackness.
November 18, 2021
How Progressives Can Mobilize to Win
The Democratic strategy of pivoting to the center isn’t meant to succeed, just to placate the party’s wealthy donors. Time for a new approach.
November 15, 2021
White People Explain Racism to Me
I’ve lived my whole life as a Black man in America, but every day I have to contend with some white person schooling me on what is and isn’t racist.
November 3, 2021
Colin Kaepernick, the Virginia Elections, and the Canary in the Coal Mine
The recent controversy sparked by his Netflix special’s depiction of slavery and the NFL is a microcosm of the political battles defining our country.
November 2, 2021
What if City Governments Paid Reparations?
Evanston, Ill., will lead the way in December, when it awards Black residents the first reparations provided by a municipal government.
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October 29, 2021
The Use and Disadvantage of Doctrine in the Classroom
What does the debate over critical race theory in schools tell us about the place of doctrine in education?
September 30, 2021
Black Residents of Minneapolis Say They Need More Cops—Not Fewer
As voters head to the polls to decide the fate of the city’s police department, most Black residents want more police—who will value Black lives.
September 8, 2021
Texas Is the New Republican Template
What’s happening there is about much more than the fight over reproductive rights. It’s about political control.
July 29, 2021
Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man
More reflections on the passing of “a straight cat.”
Charles M. Payne
July 21, 2021
Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Why did Texas senators vote to drop Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” from school curriculums?