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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 4, 1999

    The ‘Right’ Books and Big Ideas

    Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.

    Eric Alterman

  • October 28, 1999

    The Life of a Black Man

    A stay of execution was issued October 26.

    Angela Y. Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker

  • October 28, 1999

    Turning Back the Clock On Voting Rights

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

    Ron Nixon

  • September 23, 1999

    Ragtime, My Time

    As the youngest of five girls and two boys growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was raised to believe that if I worked hard, was a good person and always told the truth, the world would be my oyster

    Alton Fitzgerald White

  • September 9, 1999

    A Haunted Journey

    After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

    Daniel Singer

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  • August 19, 1999

    Saving History From the Shredder

    They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

    Jon Wiener

  • August 19, 1999

    Living La Vida ‘Loca’

    Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

    George De Stefano

  • July 8, 1999

    Rhyme and Resist

    Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation

    Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

    Angela Ards

  • July 1, 1999

    Civil Society

    "Why do you care so much?" said a white friend to me during a debate about suspect profiling. "Don't take it so personally--the police aren't after you in the black middle class.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • June 24, 1999

    Holocaust Creationism

    Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

    Jon Wiener

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