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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • December 12, 2002

    Reasons for Doubt

    When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges, lawyers and witnesses.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • December 5, 2002

    Censorship 101

    Annals of Higher Education: If recent events at Stanford and Harvard are any indication, the past decade's earnest debates over "political correctness" are over, replaced by roughshod policing

    Bruce Shapiro

  • December 3, 2002

    Legal Victory for Airport Screeners

    A federal judge hands nine workers an unexpected victory in their battle against a law requiring citizenship for all airport screeners.

    Michael Flaherty

  • November 26, 2002

    Blacks and the Democratic Party

    Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

    Ron Walters

  • November 26, 2002

    Rethinking the Movement

    As any casual observer of mega-bookstore shelves knows, the history of the modern civil rights movement is a well-studied field.

    Eric Arnesen


  • November 7, 2002

    Palestine Activism Spammed

    Abby Aguirre's October 10, 2002, web-only piece on e-mail harassment of Palestinian activists inspired many letters to the edito

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  • October 31, 2002

    Theories of Relativity

    During one pleasant dinner aboard the Nation cruise, one of my tablemates told an amusing story about Einstein giving a lecture in which he stated that he expected the solar system to im

    Patricia J. Williams

  • October 17, 2002

    Home on the Range

    There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like this: "You have the right to remain silent.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • October 17, 2002

    In the Name of My Father I Cannot Forgive

    Even after twenty-five years, the bitter taste of Argentina's "dirty war" lingers.

    Héctor Timerman

  • October 10, 2002

    Welfare’s True Colors

    With the 1996 welfare law expiring this fall, Congressmembers would do well to stop congratulating themselves on its alleged successes and turn their attention to the glaring failures of the ne

    Gary Delgado and Menachem Krajcer