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Anti-Gay Groups Gear Up To Fight A 30-Year-Old Supreme Court Victory Over Racism

By Ian Millhiser Bob Jones University was a racist institution. Until 1971, the school did not accept black students at all, and for much of the 1970s, the school only permitted African Americans who were married to another African American … Continue reading

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Beyond Hashtag Activism

By David A. Graham If you’ve heard of Joseph Kent, you probably only learned his name in the last couple of days. Late Tuesday night, a CNN camera caught a spooky video of Kent being arrested in Baltimore: As Kent … Continue reading

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In Baltimore we need protest in all its forms. Even joyful ones

By Steven W Thrasher View image | gettyimages.com Spots of joy are necessary and needed in the seemingly endless fight for justice. In Baltimore on Tuesday night, as the city reeled from how the death of Freddie Gray exposed the … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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The Big Cases At The Supreme Court That You Haven’t Heard About

By Ian Millhiser The Supreme Court heard this term’s final day of oral arguments on Wednesday, a day that included a truly ghoulish debate over how states can execute death row inmates. By the first days of July, the justices … Continue reading

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Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart “Lacee Scott?” the judge called. The 23-year-old rose from a hard black plastic chair, walked past the fireplace and stood before the table at the front of the living room. From the outside, … Continue reading

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The left’s racial dilemma: President Obama, Michelle Alexander & the nature of change

By Elias Isquith Earlier this month, I attended a speaking event at Union Theological Seminary, the beautiful and nearly 180-year-old divinity school found on New York’s Upper West Side. The event was part of Union’s “Women of Spirit Lecture” series, … Continue reading

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Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed

By Ari Berman Congress can’t agree on much these days, but on February 11, the House unanimously passed a resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal—the body’s highest honor—to the foot soldiers of the 1965 voting-rights movement in Selma, Alabama. The … Continue reading

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Alabama state trooper who killed black activist in 1965, sparking Selma march is deathly ill and ‘wants nothing to do with all that stuff going on down there’: daughter

By Rich Schapiro James Bonard Fowler won’t be anywhere near Sunday’s march in Selma. The former Alabama state trooper who killed black activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965 — galvanizing the civil rights movement — is deathly ill and “wants … Continue reading

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