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Anti-racism activism news and analysis from The Nation
December 15, 2020
Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name
We have a younger generation that is more diverse and less tolerant of intolerance—and Major League Baseball knows it.
December 9, 2020
English Soccer Players Take a Knee
Two Queen’s Park Rangers players looked directly at Millwall supporters and took a knee in a show of radical defiance.
December 7, 2020
‘Sports Illustrated’ Chose the Wrong Activist Athletes
The real Sportspeople of the Year aren’t merely “activist athletes”; they are those who expanded the very definition of the phrase.
December 2, 2020
Now Is the Time to Make Good on the Promise of Justice for All
Here’s how we can.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
November 30, 2020
The Politics of Maradona’s Iconic ‘Hand of God’ Goal
In the 1986 World Cup, Maradona etched himself not only in sports history but also in political history.
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November 19, 2020
‘I Experience a Hollowing Fear Any Time I’m Stopped by Police’
Gutting the Fourth Amendment has turned tiny traffic violations into abusive traffic stops and coercive searches for millions of Black drivers like myself.
Philip V. McHarris
November 18, 2020
Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal
The exiled quarterback stands up for an imprisoned revolutionary, bringing Mumia’s case into the current moment.
November 17, 2020
How Georgia Went Blue
Future elections must focus on community infrastructure, not just candidates.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 13, 2020
Tweaking the NFL’s Rooney Rule Is Not Enough
Unless players and fans confront the NFL’s racist hiring practices, the league will never change.
November 11, 2020
Who Will Be the Marcus Rashford of the USA?
The 23-year-old UK soccer star is fighting for government intervention to end hunger. This is desperately needed in the United States.