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Police and Law Enforcement
Civil Rights Movement
July 20, 2016
The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’
A caricature of black radicalism is becoming the pretext for aggressive policing of racial-justice activism. We’ve been here before.
July 14, 2016
The Civil-Rights Movement’s Lesson for Today’s Politics
Moral prophecy is important, but without engaging our adversaries we’ll get nowhere.
Harry C. Boyte
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III
March 14, 2016
North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Could Block 218,000 Registered Voters From the Polls
The controversial restriction takes effect for the first time in the March 15 primary.
February 10, 2016
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters?
A new bill would create an official list of people who support the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its abuse of Palestinian human rights.
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January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King’s Final Year: An Interview With Tavis Smiley
The author and TV host on King’s most important year.
January 15, 2016
How Progressives Can—and Must—Regain the Moral High Ground
In the South, we’re building a broad, new movement rooted in right and wrong, not left and right.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
December 8, 2015
Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom
The GOP front-runner is tapping into a brutal xenophobia that’s at once un-American and uniquely American.
December 2, 2015
Alabama’s Controversial Voter-ID Law Is Challenged In Court
One day after the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott, civil-rights groups charge Alabama with violating the Voting Rights Act.
December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks Wasn’t Meek, Passive, or Naive—and 7 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in School
Much of what students are taught, and much of what most Americans think they know, about Parks’s activism is wrong.