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Jim Crow news and analysis from The Nation
May 2, 2018
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Deserves a Bigger Statue
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is extraordinary, and we need more monuments like it.
Patricia J. Williams
September 12, 2017
On White Identity Politics and American Terrorism
We cannot move forward until white citizens claim their history.
August 1, 2017
No, Law School Didn’t Teach Us to ‘Engage’ With Racists
Rather, we intend to use our legal training to fight injustice wherever we encounter it.
June 16, 2017
Systemic Racism Couldn’t Care Less About Your Respectability Politics
What could not save Philando Castile, Jordan Edwards or Richard Collins III is the same thing that I have been told would save me, a young black college student: respectability.
May 10, 2017
Colin Kaepernick’s Message to Chicago Youth: ‘Know Your Rights’
NFL quarterback took his Know Your Rights Camp to the South Side of Chicago. Here is an exclusive look inside.
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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