Civil Rights

After the cameras leave Ferguson

Activists, politicians and parents should push for greater participation and collective action that can make institutions more responsive and inclusive.

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The GOP's racial DNA

What was once a largely populist constituency predisposed to government's role turned into a conservative stronghold.

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Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and GOP race cards

This is a tale of two race cards. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) insulted black males on right-wing radio by suggesting that inner-city folks, especially men (read black males) lack a culture of expecting or valuing work. I suspect Ryan's slander of...

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Does the Supreme Court matter on same-sex marriage?

This week, there is a lot of focus on, and exposure for, the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, but will it really matter?

Both sides in this debate want an affirmation from the court, but let’s face it folks, the train has not only left the station on same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian rights, it is roaring down the tracks.

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