Opinion

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Policing by skin color

Nearly 9 out of 10 people in New York City charged in marijuana arrests are Black or Latino, even though whites are the heaviest users of pot.

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

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My heroes in baseball oppose Arizona's immigration law

Latino players plan to boycott baseball's  all-star game if it occurs in Arizona.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."

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Racial wealth gap quadruples in 20 years

Capitalism is bad for working-class people. Unregulated capitalism is even worse.

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Is Rand Paul,  a: prejudiced,  b: a chauvinist,  c: a racist?

Nazi demo not a “coincidence”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall off of 1st and Spring Street last month to rally against the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement demonstration, the largest white-supremacist organization in the country, according to their official website.

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An appeal from Arizona

Things are truly the worst here in Arizona. I was born and raised in this beautiful state. It's been a challenge but it's not been insane - til now.

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Hate speech can bring deadly results

Fifteen years after Oklahoma City bombing, a similar dangerous trend is developing. Politicians and political activists who engage in ultra-right hate speech play a role in provoking violence.

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