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  • March 23, 2006

    Republicanizing the Race Card

    David Duke and a cohort of white nationalists seek to reposition their minuscule movement at a time when their signature issues have been co-opted by pseudo-populist media personalities and the GOP.

    Max Blumenthal

  • March 22, 2006

    Erasing Whiteness

    If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories.

    Silja J.A. Talvi

  • March 9, 2006

    The Great Black Hope

    Taylor Branch concludes his staggering trilogy of the civil rights era with At Canaan's Edge, a relentlessly detailed narrative of Martin Luther King's desperate struggle to save the movement.

    Gerald Early

  • February 9, 2006

    The Color of Money

    Four new books explore the politics, culture and racial awareness of the hip-hop generation.

    Greg Tate

  • February 8, 2006

    A New Black Power

    It's time to transform the two-party system into something more equitable by introducing smaller political groups based on special interests: Consider the power of a black voting bloc led by young people.

    Walter Mosley

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  • February 6, 2006

    The Value of a Number

    Racial tensions between black and Latino players have been exposed in the ongoing controversy over how to honor Roberto Clemente.

    Dave Zirin

  • February 2, 2006

    The Race to War

    Lost Battalions tells the story of two US Army regiments of the American Expeditionary Force, the struggle to buy citizenship through the self-sacrifice of war.

    David Levering Lewis

  • February 2, 2006

    Coretta Scott King

    The widows of great men either gracefully retire from history's stage or take their own lonely road. Coretta Scott King had little hesitancy about carrying on her husband's work.

    the Editors

  • January 25, 2006

    What’s Race Got to Do With It?

    Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.

    Gary Younge

  • January 19, 2006

    Just Us

    Three books examine American history through the scope of racism and racial identity.

    David Oshinsky