Why I Can’t Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

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Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

UN Human Rights Council Keeps up its Bad Form on LGBT Rights

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A seemingly fleeting spat over the language of “family” betrays a disturbing trend towards the erosion of rights.

County Clerks in Missouri and Colorado Go Rogue and Start Issuing Marriage Licenses

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In a sign that marriage equality is considered de facto law even where the court cases aren’t finished, clerks in both those states have started issuing marriage licenses even though courts haven’t given them the go ahead.

GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

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A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

The Legal Battle Over the “R” Word

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Anthony Burris remarks on recent legal victory for Native Americans, and where we as a country can go from here.

The U.S.A. Doesn’t Want You

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A complete lesson in how U.S. immigration policy has helped create structural racism.

‘Fearful Inheritance’: What the Case for Reparations Means for Jail and Prison Reform

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To repair the harm caused by the legacy of American racism and white supremacy, we must look beyond the cages we have built to hide the consequences of our history from ourselves.

Interview With Judge Harold Wood, New York Judicial Icon

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From the racism of 1940′s Tuskegee to a seat on New York State’s Supreme Court, this humble man has helped write history.

They Gathered to Remember Chuck Stone’s Joyful Noise

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Journalist, family and friends share memories of legendary Philadelphia journalist Chuck Stone.

Another Week, Another Marriage Ban Struck Down. This Time, It’s Wisconsin.

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State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen promised to appeal the ruling. Of course, he argued, it’s only for the benefit of the couples who want to get married.

How Ready Are We for Gay CEOs?

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We’ve now gotten comfortable throwing homophobes out of the corner office, but are we ready to accept openly gay corporate chieftains?

Racial Segregation Returns to US Schools, 60 Years After the Supreme Court Banned it

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As the US marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs Board of Education ruling, some of the country’s schools remain racially divided.

End the War… On Drugs

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The War on Drugs is nothing but a legal restructuring of Jim Crow, a far-reaching injustice inflicted on People of Color.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

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Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?