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Charleston Shooting news and analysis from The Nation
February 17, 2017
When Does Renaming a Building Make Sense?
At Yale, the decision to rename a college named after an outspoken defender of slavery was not taken lightly.
January 16, 2017
A Racial-Justice Argument Against Killing Dylann Roof
When we grant states the right to kill its citizens, we are accepting all forms of state-sanctioned violence.
December 15, 2016
The Deferred Dream of Barack Obama
His presidency remains symbolic—but it has become an emblem of America’s refusal to truly change.
October 12, 2015
Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’
Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners.
August 3, 2015
Washington Has a New Plan to Tackle Domestic Terrorism and It Probably Won’t Work
But enacting gun control laws and investing in support services for America’s children might.
Karen J. Greenberg
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July 22, 2015
Bernie Sanders Blew a Huge Opportunity at Netroots Nation
He still has a chance to convince voters of color that he cares deeply about racial justice—but time is running out.
July 16, 2015
Guns and the New Civil-Rights Movement: Charleston Is Not Sandy Hook
The Charleston shooting had more to do with racism and white supremacy than gun control regulation.
July 9, 2015
Fox News and Right-Wing Radio Have Helped Racists Broadcast Islamophobic Vitriol to Millions
The dangerous propaganda being promoted by hate groups is putting American Muslims at risk.
July 7, 2015
What Was the Confederate Flag Doing in Cuba, Vietnam, and Iraq?
The Confederate flag’s military tenure continued long after the Civil War ended.
July 2, 2015
Why the Black Church Forgives Dylann Roof
And how President Obama’s Charleston eulogy used the theology of black liberation to call the country to account for racism.
Kelly Brown Douglas