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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 13, 2000

    Reparting the Waters

    It is delightfully ironic that a site has been approved for the construction of a monument in Martin Luther King Jr.'s name on the Washington Mall, given that in the last months of his life, King

    Jason Sokol

  • February 23, 2000

    America’s Debt to Blacks

    Well before the birth of our country, Europe and the eventual United States perpetrated a heinous wrong against the peoples of Africa and sustained and benefited from the wrong through the contin

    Randall Robinson

  • February 10, 2000

    Remembering in Black and White

    It may be my imagination, but this year Black History Month has seemed to present a more complicated range of memorials than in the recent past.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • January 27, 2000

    Rebel Yell

    The recent march in Columbia, South Carolina, demanding the removal of the Confederate battle flag from atop the state Capitol is the latest episode in a long-running debate over the legacy of sl

    Eric Foner

  • January 20, 2000

    ‘The First Environmentalists’

    For thirty years, since the publication of Silent Spring and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the growth of the environmental movement has been fueled with sorrow for the decimation o

    Mindy Pennybacker

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  • January 6, 2000

    Brownout at School

    The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.

    David L. Kirp

  • December 2, 1999

    Stop-Time in the Levant

    It is remarkable to what extent almost anything having to do with the Middle East in this country--be it political, cultural, historical or even personal--is permeated by the triumphalist vision

    Ammiel Alcalay

  • 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

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