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The Arts Wants to End Citizens United, Too

I asked what this political action committee was afraid of. But that wasn't the problem.

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.

Family Separation Is Morally Gross — and Unconstitutional

Which legitimate government interest is furthered by traumatizing toddlers?

These People Prove How Trump Emboldens Racism

Trump said his ancestors “tamed a country.” By looking racists in their face, maybe we can tame them.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

Yes, Our Constitution Might Be on the Side of Facebook

In Europe, you have the right to be forgotten. In America, you may only have the right to be remembered.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

What I Learned Marching for International Women’s Day in Peru

Silent language: it is what the disenfranchised share.

Beyond the James Dean Mythology with Graham’s ‘Giant’

Looking back at the novel and the iconic Hollywood film, with its biting indictment of greed, misogyny and bigotry in Texas.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

When It’s Time to Protest, Are You On the Right Side...

A protest has the extraordinary ability to shed light on the fractured internal relations of our country.

Hirabayashi Lives On, Still Defending the US Constitution

A play set in World War II reminds us that our rights are only as strong as our resolve to defend them.

The Lessons of 1934: Why 2018 Activists Must Face Faith

Can artist activists see past their secular lens to possibilities and threats of religion?

“If Only”: Ann, Samuel, and the Love That Might Have Been

Upper-class white woman invites old romantic partner, an ex-slave, for a reunion.

Langston Hughes in a “Make America Great Again” Era

The 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again," presents a society much like ours today.

“Black Radical Women” Revolutionize Art at Brooklyn Museum

40 artists reveal the complexity, urgency and power of Black Radical Women.

Yesterday’s Xenophobia Today: Japanese Internment & Muslim Bans

Exhibitions commemorate Japanese internment with chilling relevance to politics today.

Wallace Shawn’s “Evening”: Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Menace

Shawn never names the deeply corrupt countries in his plays. We know which one he means.

ACLU and Other Orgs Light the Way Through Dark Times

Thanks to all the activists still standing up for everyone’s America.
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