The Civil War: The One We Fought, The One We’re Still Fighting

It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee’s surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.

4 Alternate Questions for Passover

Thomas Fiffer breaks with tradition to offer four new questions for the Passover seder.

The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Mythology

In the wake of the controversy which led to the closing of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, Louis Venters shares a blast from the Confederate past.

Bipartisanship Is No Utopia

Washington gridlock can be annoying, but that doesn’t mean bipartisan consensus produced outcomes that are necessarily more popular.

3/5 a Person, Ferguson and the Banality of Racism

To overcome racism we need to overcome separation and ignorance. Familiarity, socializing, play and fun together breeds closeness, affection and care.

Playing the Slave Card

Steve Harper reflects on the way race impacts his life.

Human Trafficking by the Numbers

A clear representation of how big the human trafficking problem really is.

Julion Evans Doesn’t Get a Funeral

Pastor T.W. Jenkins denies the grieving family of Julion Evans the right to a funeral.

‘The Greatest’ Deals a Knockout Blow to Racial Stereotypes

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was formidable in the ring—but even more so in the talk show guest chair.

DISPOSABLE! “60 boys burned alive worth less than 60 girls kidnapped?”

Unspoken Assumptions: When Men are the Dead

End the War… On Drugs

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

The Religious Right Insists on Comparing Marriage Equality with Slavery

Trouble is, freeing people from bondage is not the best analogy for denying people their rights.

In Praise Of Slavery

Cliven Bundy isn’t the only person who thinks slavery in the United States was just fine.