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Jim Crow news and analysis from The Nation
March 27, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement Had One Powerful Tool That We Don’t Have
Without it, activists will have to find new ways to bring about change in 2017.
February 16, 2017
Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights
Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor.
January 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
Sessions’s extreme views on crime and punishment are a throwback to the darkest chapters in American history.
November 4, 2015
It’s Shocking How Relevant This 150-Year-Old Denunciation of American Racism Is Today
In 1865, a
took aim at the deadly dehumanization of black lives that plagued the United States then as it does today.
September 1, 2015
Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’
For too long, we have looked in the wrong place and race for the genesis of our national story.
David Levering Lewis
March 23, 2015
Toward a Third Reconstruction
A conversation on
, race and history at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with Eric Foner, Darryl Pinckney, Mychal Denzel Smith, Isabel Wilkerson and Patricia J. Williams.
March 20, 2015
The Jim Crow Holy Land
Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.
Foreign Policy In Focus
February 3, 2015
How Radical Change Occurs: An Interview With Historian Eric Foner
“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”
December 15, 2014
Lynching Is Torture and Torture Is Lynching
Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.
October 22, 2013
Jim Crow II
A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.