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Racism and Discrimination

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  • February 21, 2007

    White History 101

    Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

    Gary Younge

  • February 15, 2007

    Lockdown in Greeley

    A recent police raid on a small-city factory showcases the Bush Administration's frightening war on illegal immigration.

    Marc Cooper

  • December 20, 2006

    And the Beat Goes On…

    A new book examining civil rights coverage demonstrates that the best reporting sometimes requires journalists to toss objectivity out the window.

    Eric Alterman

  • December 20, 2006

    ‘We Got To Do Better’

    Looking at the longstanding debate in the black community over personal responsibility through the lens of

    Amy Alexander

  • December 8, 2006

    America to Me

    What, exactly, does America look like to people like Michael Richards, Mel Gibson and Richard Viguerie?

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • December 7, 2006

    The Plot Against Equality

    Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

    Robert S. Boynton

  • December 4, 2006

    Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent

    Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

    Roberto Lovato

  • December 2, 2006

    Breathing While Black

    A young black man and an elderly black woman each die in a hail of police bullets; a comedian invokes the era of lynching--suddenly it feels like a crime to be caught breathing while black.

    Christopher Rabb

  • November 30, 2006

    Mad Mel and the Maya

    Mel Gibson's violent new film Apocalypto exploits Maya culture and perpetuates racist stereotypes.

    Earl Shorris

  • November 22, 2006

    Prop 209: Ten Long Years

    Ten years after its passage, California's Prop 209 has had a devastating impact on diversity in higher education.

    Carmina Ocampo