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Aug. 18, 2017

After Charlottesville, BLM groups are set to stage mass protests against white supremacy

Black Lives Matter activists plan to converge on symbols of white supremacy, including Confederate monuments, on Saturday.

Donald Trump’s idea about tearing down statues of George Washington isn’t all that ridiculous

Trump's off-handed comment revealed a moral inconsistency in the debate around tearing down monuments.

It’s not enough to be disgusted by Charlottesville

Confronting white supremacists when they're wearing white sheets and swastikas is a start. Now, the real work begins.

After Charlottesville, white people cannot avoid conversations about white supremacy

The neo-Nazi protests demonstrate that it's time for white Americans to have tough conversations about racism.

Donald Trump’s silence on white supremacist terror isn’t an anomaly — it’s a tradition

Trump’s failure to name white supremacy is an example of why white supremacy has thrived as long as it has.
Aug. 13, 2017

Black Lives Matter, civil rights leaders place blame on Donald Trump for Charlottesville violence

Activists and leaders almost universally say white supremacist violence at Virginia rallies is a result of the president’s failure to distance himself from racist supporters.

Nursing textbook claims direct eye contact with African-Americans is “aggressive behavior”

The textbook also equated all Arabs with Muslims.

For black America, it’s already too late for an NFL team to sign Colin Kaepernick

“I personally don’t plan on watching football again for a very long time.”

SPLC releases alt-right guide for college students worried about hate speech

The guide will be circulated among 2,400 campuses in time for the start of the fall semester.

These black creators went viral — so why don’t people know their names?

Why do black folks keep going viral without any personal recognition?
Aug. 9, 2017

Black activists’ words echo from the past as Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea

Black civil rights activism and the anti-nuclear movement are more entwined than most Americans realize.

We still put children in jail for being late to class

For certain populations of kids, small infractions mean big consequences.

A Minnesota mosque was bombed — and America’s failed anti-extremism policies are to blame

Some experts say a statement from Trump won't prevent the next anti-Muslim extremist from bombing another mosque.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says “broken windows policing” had the right idea

"The underlying principle was the right principle," Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the controversial policy.

Patrisse Cullors talks BLM, police reform and why we need to support black trans women

“We have to follow the leadership of black trans women."
Aug. 4, 2017

How two worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin turned tragedy into personal triumphs

Five years ago, Wade Michael Page stormed into a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and fatally shot six people.

How bail destroys lives and makes innocent people plead guilty

Whether $87 or $25,000, bail can crush livelihoods and lives if an accused person cannot pay — costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Louisiana assistant police chief resigns after sharing racist meme on Facebook

The text accompanying the image read: "When your daughter’s first crush is a little negro boy.”

Trump’s trans ban is just the latest effort to force LGBT people back in the closet

The ability of all LGBT people to live openly and honestly is under assault. Trans rights are inextricably part of that battle.

What this ‘New York Times’ op-ed gets wrong about Assata Shakur

Here's what Bari Weiss' 'New York Times' op-ed about progressive feminists' embracing Assata Shakur is missing.