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‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’

Millions of brilliant Americans—often people of color—have been set up from birth to be put behind bars. Boris Franklin was one of them, and his words dramatically trace a powerful system that destroys lives.

Posted on Oct 11, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Politicon 2015: Ann Coulter Claims She Fed Donald Trump ‘That Spicy Stuff on Mexican Rapists’

By Kasia Anderson

Is Ann Coulter the mastermind behind Donald Trump’s inflammatory immigration rhetoric? The conservative pundit herself apparently thinks so.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE

A Solution We Didn’t Know We Needed: Now You Can Bequeath Your Tattoos

If you have a tattoo, you no longer have to worry about it dying out with your body, thanks to a new service; a piece explains why we’re unable to keep pharmaceutical companies from charging absurd amounts for drugs; meanwhile, a year after the Ayotzinapa disappearances in Mexico, relatives of the missing students are still seeking justice. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Trump, Carson, Rand Paul and Other GOP Candidates Defy the Constitution with Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The founders of this nation recognized Islam as one of the world’s great faiths. Incredibly and disgracefully, much of today’s Republican Party disagrees.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE

It’s a Clock

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

What Trump’s Reaction to Claims of Muslim-American Terror Camps Says About Him and the GOP (Videos)

The presidential candidate is just a rich white racialist bigot who enjoys bullying people he considers inferior. And that seems to be what many Republicans want.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

The Smell

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Standing With Ahmed and All Children of Color

The treatment the 14-year-old science buff received from police and school authorities is emblematic of the obstacles children of color face—even when they have educational privilege.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Don’t Just Fire Officer James Frascatore—Arrest Him

New York City Police Officer James Frascatore has given new meaning to the Grand Slam of tennis.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Still Think ‘Reverse Racism’ Exists? Here’s Why You’re Wrong.

New York media company NowThis News teamed up with The Huffington Post to release a handy video that explains why anyone crying out “reverse racism” should stop.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

If You Made Your Bed, Don’t Lie in It

There’s a scientific reason you should ignore what your mom taught you and leave your bed unmade every day; a writer ponders whether newly minted Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can undo what Tony Blair did to the party; meanwhile, a black woman says she was detained in a mental hospital for over a week because cops didn’t believe her BMW belonged to her. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE

Hurricane Katrina, the Politics of Disposability and the Racial Insensitivity of Malcolm Gladwell

The neoliberal shill Malcolm Gladwell reached a new low in arguing that Hurricane Katrina provided new opportunities for many of the poor blacks involuntarily displaced by the storm.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Comedian George Lopez Turns the Tables on Donald Trump in This Must-See Satirical Interview

Donaldo Trumpez, an arrogant Mexican billionaire played by Mexican-American actor George Lopez, explains why Mexico should be building a wall to keep U.S. frat boys from crossing the border and to quash cartels who glean all their power from Americans’ insatiable thirst for drugs.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Building Walls

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE

California Police Killings Database Shows ‘Clear Racial Disparities’

Newly released records show that black men have been killed by police in California at eight times the rate of other residents over the past decade.

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 READ MORE


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Asians Are Nearly Twice as Likely to Be Charged More by Princeton Review for Test Preparation

Every year, thousands of high school students get ready for the SAT by using The Princeton Review’s test preparation services.

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 READ MORE

James Bond Writer Anthony Horowitz Apologizes to Idris Elba for ‘Too Street’ Insult

Actor Idris Elba, who starred in “The Wire,” has all the makings of a killer James Bond, which would explain the persistent public campaign to urge the filmmakers behind the long-running spy franchise to pass the torch to him after Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007 ends.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE

The Real Reason Jeremy Corbyn Deserves to Be the Next U.K. Labour Party Leader

The U.K. socialist supports many progressive policies, but there’s one in particular that makes him worthy of heading the Labour Party; some TV shows can have a strong impact on our psychological tendencies; meanwhile, target shooters are destroying ancient rock art in Utah. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE

Callous Jerk

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE

Is Donald Trump Really a ‘Fascist’?

Genuine conservatives aren’t wrong to fret, but they seem unwilling or unable to grasp the clearest evidence that Trump is channeling toxic currents from the past—namely, his appeals to racial bigotry, his truculent attitude toward other nations and his extremist “solution” to illegal immigration.

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: President Obama on Hurricane Katrina Anniversary: ‘New Orleans Is Coming Back’

Those hoping for a nuanced takedown of the response to the epic catastrophe that washed away much of what the city once was will have to look elsewhere for that sort of thing.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE

Reporter, Cameraman Shot and Killed in Virginia; Details Emerge About Gunman

Following Wednesday morning’s on-air shooting of two employees from WDBJ7 TV in Virginia, in which 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed, details from the back story about the gunman and his potential motives came to light.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE

Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Embroiled in Racial Controversy (Updated)

The issue of whether Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King ever explicitly misrepresented himself about his racial background appears to hinge primarily upon one sentence in a 2012 Rebel Magazine article and CNN host Don Lemon’s account of an exchange he had with King.

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE

Passing the Torch: From Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter

Julian Bond was a lifelong activist, speaking out in recent years for marriage equality, getting arrested in front of the White House while protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The civil-rights pioneer died this week at the age of 75.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE

AUDIO: ‘Most Officials Agree the Epidemic Could Have Been Contained Earlier’

Poet Sonia Greenfield ruminates over the racism and ethnocentrism involved in international responses to epidemics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, which was mostly concentrated in West Africa.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Larry Hamm Talk Police Violence and America’s Deep-Rooted Racism

In this latest episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist, author and activist Chris Hedges takes on the considerable and timely topics of police brutality and entrenched racism in America.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Huddles With Black Lives Matter Activists

Here’s one measure of how the Black Lives Matter movement has made its mark on national politics in a few short months: Some presidential candidates are recognizing the need to get with the proverbial program (or at least seem as if they are).

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE

Amnesty International: Protecting the ‘Human Rights’ of Johns, Pimps and Human Traffickers

The group’s call for prostitution decriminalization is another in a long line of triumphs for heartless neoliberal economics and capitalism’s grotesque commodification of human beings.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 READ MORE

Black Lives Matter Movement Offers Badly Needed Lessons on Electoral Politics

We need to stop putting our favorite candidates on a pedestal. Instead, as Black Lives Matter has shown recently, progressives need to set the agenda and force candidates to follow.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 READ MORE

Voting Rights

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 READ MORE

One Year On, What We’ve Learned From #BlackLivesMatter

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Latinos Who Trumped the Donald

A towering wave of criticism washes over the Republican front-runner in response to his race-baiting comments.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: One Year After Ferguson

Marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, professor John A. Powell discusses how we can create a society in which black lives really do matter.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Jon Stewart: ‘The World Is Demonstrably Worse Than When I Started’ at ‘The Daily Show’

Despite media gushing over Jon Stewart’s “evisceration” of certain people, groups and issues, such as racism and Fox News, for example, the “Daily Show” host discovers that, much to his dismay, he hasn’t solved a single problem during his tenure on the political comedy show.

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 READ MORE

Some Mexicans Are Responding to Donald Trump’s Racist Comments in Hilarious Ways

You can now take a swing at a Donald Trump piñata or read along as a Mexican comic book hero punches the billionaire for you.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 READ MORE

Justice Is Blind

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 READ MORE

A Historian Weighs In on Racism and Economic Inequality

What were “slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, and urban apartheid if not extreme forms of economic inequality?” Seth Ackerman asks in the magazine Jacobin.

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 READ MORE

Plutonians of Color

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 READ MORE

‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

Black Lives Matter changed the life of one young activist. Now, despite being hit with numerous criminal charges for her activism, she refuses to back down on her organizing.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE

In ‘White People,’ an Attempt to Break the Cycle of Ignorance

In a new documentary by journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, white millennials come face to face with their own tendency to blame minorities for their problems before engaging in critical research to find out the truth.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE

That Time a KKK March Was Set to the Oompah Sounds of a Rogue Sousaphone

When members of the Ku Klux Klan marched to keep the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina on Saturday, a clever objector came up with a priceless and highly effective form of protest, which was captured on video and immediately went viral.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE

Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

The suspect in the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on dozens of charges, some of which carry the death penalty.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

The Mexicans described by the GOP presidential candidate bear no resemblance to the many this social worker has known.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Trailer for ‘White People’ Sparks Comments From Conservatives and Progressives

Are Caucasian millennials ready to reassess what it means to be white in America?

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE

The Sequel

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE

Filling the Void

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE

Obama Calls for Overhaul of Criminal Justice System

On Tuesday, fresh off the news of a successful nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama turned his attention to another fraught issue, this one on the domestic front.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 READ MORE


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Confederate Flag

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 READ MORE

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