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Racial profiling news and analysis from The Nation
October 23, 2017
Airlines Are Policing the Bodies and Behavior of Women-of-Color Passengers
And they’re inadvertently revealing the racist and misogynistic assumptions and codes of behavior that are thrust upon us.
October 12, 2017
The Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad
This army strategist says today’s policing is looking more and more like a military operation.
September 8, 2017
Donald Trump Is Just the Latest Republican to Stoke Racial Division
He is not reshaping the party, but rather carrying on a long tradition.
Robert L. Borosage
September 7, 2017
With DACA Gone, Black Immigrants Find Themselves in the Crosshairs
Black undocumented immigrants are detained and deported at disproportionate rates. So black DACA recipients are particularly fearful.
August 23, 2017
Donald Trump Wants You to Know He Can Be Racist Without Steve Bannon
At a Phoenix campaign rally, the beleaguered president all but promised to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio, while pledging to protect “our” Confederate heritage.
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May 26, 2017
How to Join the Fight Against Texas’s Racist Immigration Law
Activists will gather at the Texas State Capitol this Monday—and they’re asking for everyone’s support.
March 23, 2017
Even Muslim-American Citizens Have Been Caught in the Net of Trump’s Travel Ban
In the age of Trump, ever more Muslim travelers are being questioned about their religion and beliefs.
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.
December 1, 2016
Lessons for the Trump Era From the Days Following 9/11
We’ve been here before, so let’s take stock of what we did right—and what we got wrong.
November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Celebrates Migrants Seeking Refuge From Intolerance and Threats
Thanksgiving is a holiday for what conservatives call “multicultural pieties”—for embracing diversity, for sharing our prosperity, for recalling the history of welcoming the stranger.