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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 18, 1999

    When Cops Are Killers

    "Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

    Angela Ards

  • January 28, 1999

    Antichrists Among Us

    What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

    David Wallis

  • January 28, 1999

    A Bend in the Color Line

    Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in an enormous tautology.

    Gerard Fergerson


  • January 2, 1998

    Where’s the Revolution?

    When I came out in Boston in the mid-l970s, I had no way of knowing that the lesbian and gay movement I was discovering was in many ways unique.

    Barbara Smith

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  • January 2, 1998

    Silent Reproach

    Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    America and the Simpson Trial

    This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1995 issue.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • January 2, 1998

    Le Pen’s Pals–Blood and Soil

    There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

    Daniel Singer

  • 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

  • June 30, 1969

    Space Is Not Black

    Days before the Apollo 11 launch in 1969, The Nation lamented a government that spent freely on white astronauts, engineers, and contractors, but could not find jobs at home for its black population.

    Jack Robertson

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