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Civil rights news and analysis from The Nation
April 16, 2021
Remembering Ramsey Clark 1927–2021
There will never be another like him.
April 13, 2021
How Antidiscrimination Law Fails Black Mothers
Title VII’s short period for filing a complaint harms one of the very populations the law is meant to protect: pregnant or nursing mothers—especially mothers of color.
April 12, 2021
Ramsey Clark’s Choices
The former attorney general, who died April 9, remained true to his principles.
March 22, 2021
The Untold History of Freedom
A new book charts the tension between individual and collective notions of liberty.
March 8, 2021
Democracy Is Not Exclusive
The For the People Act works to fulfill the democratic promise of the United States. Those who seek to thwart it do not actually want a democracy.
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March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.
January 11, 2021
Rev. Raphael Warnock’s Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs
A historic Senate runoff victory in Georgia has given America a measure of progress that should be cherished and built upon.
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
October 28, 2020
For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are
Voting is not merely one right among many, an act reducible to pulling a lever. It is an identity that is a marker of full citizenship.
Dorian T. Warren