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Sanders: Prisoners Should Vote

As many states contemplate restoring voting rights to felons who have completed their sentence, a leading Democrat wants to go further.

Harvard Sued Over Ownership of Slave Photos

A racist scholar took some fascinating photos of an enslaved man in 1860. Now, his descendants want the rights to them.

Americans Want to Ban Hate Speech But Can’t Define It

Two-thirds want social media platforms to ban harassment and racist, sexist, and other offensive speech.

Morris Dees Fired Under Mysterious Circumstances

The Southern Law Poverty Center has fired its co-founder for vaguely-specified reasons.

Paul Manafort’s Sentence, Justice, And The Question Of Race

The relatively light sentence that Paul Manafort received is raising eyebrows. Hopefully it will lead to a long-overdue debate on sentencing reform.

Black Woman Now Running Paper Owned by KKK Editorialist

An interesting plot twist in the Goodloe Sutton saga.

Racist Republican Congressman Steve King Is Unrepentant And Running For Re-Election

Steve King isn’t backing down from his history of white supremacy and racism. And he’s also running for re-election.

Columnist Calls for Taking John Wayne’s Name Off Orange County Airport

It turns out, The Duke wasn’t all that woke.

Jussie Smollett Charged With Faking “Hate Crime”

Actor Jussie Smollett is charged with staging an attack initially called a “hate crime.”

1970s and 1980s Yearbooks Featured Blatant Racism—And Not Just in the South

Ku Klux Klan jokes, fake lynchings, and the like were routinely depicted even at places like Cornell.

Alabama Editor Calls for Ku Klux Klan to Clean out DC

The end of racism may have been prematurely declared.

1968 Wasn’t 1984 (Which Wasn’t 2019)

It’s reasonable and just to adjust our outrage based on the context of the time when incidents occurred.

Virginia Attorney General Admits He, Too, Wore Blackface

All three of the Commonwealth’s statewide elected officers are the subject of scandal.

Ralph Northam’s Forgivable Sin

Virgnia’s governor has to resign. But not because of some 35-year-old photos.

Why Democrats Want Northam Out As Soon As Possible

There’s a good reason why Democrats want Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to get out of the way sooner rather than later.

Northam Refuses To Resign, Denies Racist Photos Are Of Him

Despite overwhelming calls for his resignation, Ralph Northam is refusing to step down as Governor of Virginia.

Virginia Governor Faces Pressure To Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photos

National and Virginia Democratic officials are calling on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign over racist photos in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

Virginia Governor Faces Questions About Racist Photos In Medical School Yearbook

There’s not really a good explanation for this, Governor Northam.

MAGA Hats the New White Hood?

Wearing Donald Trump’s famous campaign symbol creates a presumption of ill intent. Is that fair?

Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To Seven Years In Murder Of Laquan McDonald

A Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder has been sentenced to seven years in prison, but could be out in as little as three-and-a-half.

Steve King Stripped Of Committee Assignments Over Racist Comments

The House GOP has moved to rebuke Iowa Congressman for his racist remarks. What took them so long?

Racist Congressman Steve King Wonders What’s So Bad About Being A Racist

Iowa’s Steve King has long expressed anti-immigrant and racist views, now he’s asking why that’s a bad thing.

White Supremacist Found Guilty In Murder Of Charlottesville Counter-Protester

The white supremacist charged with killing a counter-protester during last year’s events in Charlottesville has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Former Dallas Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges In Botham Jean Shooting

Former Dallas police office Amber Guyger has been charged with murder in connection with the September shooting of Botham Jean in his own apartment.

The Link Between Anti-Semitic Violence And Far-Right Conspiracy Theories

Anti-Semitic violence has increased markedly over the past two years. So has the spread of far-right “anti-Globalist” conspiracy theories. This is not a coincidence.

Judge Lets North Dakota Voter ID Law That Discriminates Against Native Americans Stand

A Federal Judge is letting a North Dakota Voter ID law that clearly discriminates against Native Americans stand.

Ronald Reagan’s Lesson For Donald Trump On Responding To Hate And Bigotry

Thirty-seven years ago, Ronald Reagan spoke out against hatred and bigotry in a way that the current President refuses to do.

What’s The Problem With Apu?

One of the longest-lasting characters on The Simpsons may not be long for this world, but before we write him off perhaps we ought to stop and think.

Days After Condoning Wearing Blackface, Megyn Kelly Is Out At NBC

Just days after appearing to condone donning blackface in the style of a 19th Century minstrel show, Megyn Kelly is out at NBC News.

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results In Response To Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Line

Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA report showing that she does indeed have some Native American heritage in her family’s past. That won’t stop conservatives from continuing to attack her, though.

Amber Guyger Fired From Dallas Police Department Over Botham Jean Shooting

Amber Guyger has been fired by the Dallas Police Department, now it’s up to the justice system to hold her accountable for her actions.

Shooting By Off-Duty Dallas Policewoman Raises Far More Questions Than It Answers

The shooting of Botham Jean by off-duty Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger earlier this month seems like a clear cut murder. So why is she only charged with manslaughter?

Russian Bots And Trolls Helping To Stir National Anthem Protest Controversy

New evidence indicates that the same Russian backed bots and trolls that sought to influence the 2016 election are now attempting to exploit the social divisions raised by the N.F.L. players kneeling during the National Anthem.

California Eliminates Cash Bail

California is taking a major step in Criminal Justice reform by eliminating cash bail.

Ron DeSantis Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

Less than twelve hours into the General Election campaign for Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis is already making mistakes.

Georgia County Abandons Plan To Close Polling Stations In Rural Areas

A Georgia County is abandoning a dubious plan that would have closed 2/3 of the county’s polling stations.

Georgia County to Vote on Closing Polling Stations

Care to guess the demographic makeup of the county?

Most Americans Say Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Under Trump

A new poll shows that most Americans believe that race relations have gotten worse under President Trump.

Charlottesville Anniversary March A Complete Dud

White supremacists held a rally in Washington on Sunday, and almost no one but their opponents and the police showed up.

A Year After Charlottesville, Trump Shows That He Doesn’t Get It Or Doesn’t Care

One year after Charlottesville, it’s clear that President Trump still doesn’t understand what happened there, or that he just doesn’t care.

Laura Ingraham Disturbing Views About Culture

There has been a deluge of responses to Laura Ingraham’s recent diatribe about culture and immigration, but I want to look at her rhetoric from a different perspective. The perspective I want to look at is statements by Ingraham about cultures changing over time and the implications in regards to policies about these changes.

Corey Stewart: The Virginia GOP’s White Supremacist Albatross

Corey Stewart rose to become the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in Virginia with blatant appeals to racial division. Now his party fears they’ll be the ones who end up paying the price.

D.C. Metro Scraps Plan For Private Train Cars For White Supremacist Rally

Washington, D.C.’s Metro system has scrapped any plan to give participants in next week’s white supremacist rally private train cars.

D.C. Metro Considering Private Cars For Participants In White Supremacist Rally

Next week, some of the same groups that rallied in Charlottesville last year will be gathering in Washington, D.C. and the D.C. Metro is considering a transportation plan that is causing controversy.

Pennsylvania Cop Who Tased Compliant African-American Man Won’t Be Suspended

A police officer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who tased an apparently compliant African-American man will not be disciplined by his department, and probably won’t face charges either.

Defense Contractor Fires Employee Linked To White Supremacist Group

A man who had been identified as an assailant at last year’s Charlottesville rally and apparent member of a white supremacist organization has been dismissed by defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

How Can a White Supremacist Have a Security Clearance?

It’s more complicated than one might think.

Darryl Williams Becomes West Point’s First Black Superintendent

A milestone for the nation’s oldest service academy, founded in 1802.

Video Captures Pennsylvania Cop Tasing Unarmed, Compliant African-American Man

Another incident involving what clearly seems to be the inappropriate use of force against an African-American man.

Pittsburgh Area Cop Who Killed African-American Teenager Indicted

A Pittsburgh area police officer has been indicted on homicide charges after a video emerged that appears to show him shooting a fleeing suspect in the back