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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 13, 2003

    Back to Segregation

    Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

    Gary Orfield and Susan Eaton

  • February 12, 2003

    Left Coast Notes

    After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

    Marc Cooper

  • February 6, 2003

    Genet’s Palestinian Revolution

    This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

    Ahdaf Soueif

  • January 30, 2003

    Class Warfare

    My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my pockets.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • January 30, 2003

    Jump at de Sun

    Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1

    Kristal Brent Zook


  • January 30, 2003

    Death at an Early Age

    In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in Brooklyn.

    Michael E. Staub

  • January 23, 2003

  • January 22, 2003

    Cries of ‘Reverse Racism’ Ring Hollow

    Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

    Robert Scheer

  • January 16, 2003

    Who Killed Emmett Till?

    The summer before 14-year-old Trent Lott entered all-white Pascagoula High School in Mississippi, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago named Emmett Till convinced his mother to let him go down.

    David Holmberg and Rebecca Segall

  • January 9, 2003

    Dixiecrats and the GOP

    Why should anyone have been surprised that the senator who led the Republican Party of 2002 paid homage to the States Rights Party of 1948? Those Dixiecrats fatally extolled by Trent Lott at th

    Diane McWhorter