Opinion

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Sandra Bland had the right to say "no"

Some day organized dissent will change the system that allows cases like that of Sandra Bland to occur; let's make that day happen sooner rather than later.

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Charleston, the Republican right, and the lessons of Martin Luther King

Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.

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Confederate flag, like the swastika, has no place in our future

What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.

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What It Means to Become 'BiRachel'

While there is nothing essentially wrong with adopting another culture, Dolezal's deception presents some real social dangers that affect African-American communities.

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Racist terrorism in Charleston

All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.

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Lupe Fiasco posts reflection on white supremacy via Instagram

On June 21, hip-hop artist Fiasco delivered a thoughtful reflection on the bankruptcy and futile nature of white supremacy in human society.

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A monumental contradiction

Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.

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Rachel Dolezal and the individual right to ethnic self-determination

The propertied classes promoted the racist concept of white superiority to rationalize enslavement of people kidnapped from Africa, whose labor was the basis for the American economy.

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Obama uses N-Word to make point about not using N-Word?

It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.

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South Carolina murders at Emanuel Church are terrorism, says Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart describes the murders at South Carolina's Emanuel Church as terrorism plain and simple. 

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