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Separate but Equal
Separate but Equal news and analysis from The Nation
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
July 15, 2015
How Obama’s New Housing Rules Help Fight Modern-Day Segregation
Armed with a better understanding of not only which neighborhoods are struggling, but why they are struggling, local officials can develop solutions for the unique problems in their areas.
Angela Glover Blackwell
July 2, 2015
July 2, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act
"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."
June 25, 2015
The Historical Roots of Dylann Roof’s Racism
South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.
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.
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May 14, 2014
This Week in ‘Nation’ History: The Broken Promise of ‘Brown v. Board of Ed.,’ Sixty Years Later
Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 1, 2014
The Function of Black Rage
Our impatience and rage is what has produced progress. That we are still impatient and angry reflects not black people’s failing but how far America still has to go.
Mychal Denzel Smith