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Race relations

If Looks Could Kill

From posts by residents of Oakland, California, to NextDoor and Glenfriends, two online social networks for neighbors. Read More

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Lifting as We Climb

A progressive defense of respectability politics

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In the Shadow of the Storm

Ten years ago this month, on the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, I was at Camp Casey, an informal encampment outside George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch, listening to…

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What Recovery?

Two years in a town where the Great Recession never ended

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Bleakness Stakes

From summaries of police-brutality cases recently settled by the city of Baltimore. An investigation conducted last year by the Baltimore Sun found that police-misconduct settlements have cost the city nearly…

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And Red All Over

From the FBI file on Lloyd Louis Brown, who wrote the prison novel Iron City (1951), edited several Communist journals, and coauthored Paul Robeson’s autobiography, Here I Stand. The file…

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Family Tradition

From Lynching in America, a report published in February by the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, that litigates on behalf of indigent and marginalized defendants.

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Municipal Bonds

From a class-action lawsuit filed in February against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, for excessively fining and imprisoning residents for minor infractions. In March, the Department of Justice concluded that…

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Displaced in the D.R.

A country strips 210,000 of citizenship

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