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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 1, 1980

    Notes on the House of Bondage

    Baldwin sheds light on the state of America by surveying the dispiriting array of candidates for the 1980 presidential race.

    James Baldwin

  • March 14, 1966

    The Last Steep Ascent

    All profound social movements reach a plateau of this sort, short of the summit, and the presence of new opposition should not dismay us. New obstacles should not be deplored but welcomed because their presence proves we are closer to the ultimate decision.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • March 9, 1964

    Hammer of Civil Rights

    Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in March of 1964, 'Exactly one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for them, Negroes wrote their own document of freedom in their own way. In 1963, the civil rights movement coalesced around a technique for social change, nonviolent direct action.'

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • March 30, 1963

    From the Archive: A Bold Design for a New South

    From 1961 to 1966, King wrote an annual essay for The Nation. In 1963, he cautioned that the American people had mistaken token victories for real progress on racial justice.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • October 21, 1944

    The Negro Waits to See

    AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race seems to be too close for partisans of either side to take comfort.

    Walter F. White

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