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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 3, 2008

    Obama, Race and the Presidency

    Barack Obama's historic victory in Iowa comes at a crucial time for a nation still grappling with how remedies to offset racism affect America's power structure.

    Ari Melber

  • December 20, 2007

    Divided States

    A patchwork of local laws reflects the complicated, contradictory national debate over immigration policy.

    Peter Schrag

  • December 20, 2007

    South Carolina: Inside the ‘Black Primary’

    As Clinton and Obama square off in South Carolina, a window opens on the fractured state of black politics. It's been an extended soul search. And it ain't over yet.

    Bob Moser

  • December 13, 2007

    The Obama Effect

    Have the dreams of the civil rights movement been realized or deferred?

    Gary Younge

  • December 5, 2007

    TransAfrica’s Tribute to Ruby Dee

    "She is our elder and our sister and our daughter. We celebrate her as we celebrate the moon: our guide through the dark, dark night."

    Walter Mosley

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  • November 30, 2007

    Stop the Subprime Tsunami

    Predatory lending is the biggest economic crisis since 1929, especially for the black and brown people caught in its grip.

    Rev. Jesse L. Jackson

  • November 14, 2007

    Come On, People

    A new book by Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint is a tough-love prescription for social change. Why are critics in the black community piling on?

    Amy Alexander

  • November 8, 2007

    Judging Thomas

    A close look at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reveals a deeply conservative and increasingly bitter man.

    Jon Wiener

  • November 1, 2007

    Du Côté de Chez Madame Defarge

    These days, even London and Paris seem a bit like North Korea.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • November 1, 2007

    False Prophets

    James Watson continues his long and well-documented history of baselessly biologizing social stereotypes.

    Patricia J. Williams