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Cops Shot Blacks’ Mugshots as Practice

Koch brothers/charter school nightmare: “White kids get to go to a school with a Montessori approach while children of color get eye control”

A fight over education in Nashville might come your way next: It’s a proxy for dangerous right-wing education ideas<p>"We know we need to do something about students who are not achieving in our schools."<p>That anxious appeal – along with its many variations – has become the refrain now firmly embedded …

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, …

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Breaking the Code of Silence on Race in Law School

<i>Co-authored by Andrew Hairston</i><p>There is an unspoken rule here in Louisiana: Do not talk about race. The rule should surprise few. After all, race is intermingled with the state's history, institutions, and current policies. We were a slave state. We were a Jim Crow state. Our schools were …

Anti-Semitism, illustrated: David Duke working on a new “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

The white supremacist says his repackaged book is fiction — and that it works like all “great literature”<p>White supremacist David Duke has a new book coming out, of sorts – a repackaged and “illustrated” version of the notorious anti-Semitic hoax, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” But unlike …

Donald Sterling blowup’s surprise: Al Sharpton’s diminished influence

The Rev is a timeless adapter, able to exploit every news moment to maximum effect. It didn’t happen this time<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton apparently thought Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Chris Paul and even Doc Rivers needed his coaching in this week’s battle with Los Angeles Clippers owner …

White supremacist’s genocidal paranoia: Inside the mind of the White Man March founder

Kyle Hunt, of the White Man March, is scared of an “anti-white diversity agenda” — and other rancid delusions<p>Kyle Hunt is a reclusive man, paranoid enough to log my IP details when I contact him. He’s also the Massachusetts-based founder of the White Man March, which “involves coordinated pro-white …

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway

A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue.<p>It was an otherwise ordinary snow day in Hartford, Connecticut, and I was laughing as I headed outside to shovel my driveway. I’d spent the morning …

U.S. senator warns of disenchanted voters in New Hampshire | Reuters

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders warned that a growing number of Americans were losing faith in the political system at a New Hampshire site that often hosts presidential primary debates. But he said he is “many, many months” away from deciding on a White …