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In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850

You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.

My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign

The author's mother was more "Edith than Archie." What was she not? Sophisticated.

Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?

In April 1994, the Associated Press published a story on how HIV+ patients were starting to live longer. A study out of San Francisco...

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency

Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.

Sculptor Ruth Asawa Wires the World

An artist, educator and activist whose legacy is nothing less than a redefinition of sculpture.

Susan Collins Honorary Co-Sponsor of Human Rights Art Festival?

Producer Tom Block must disavow all association with the 50th vote for Brett Kavanaugh.

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.
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