Januar 2016


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7 ways the O.J. Simpson case still resonates (Bill Goodykoontz (The Arizona Republic), USA Today)

America's quiet crackdown on Indian immigrants (David Noriega, John Templon, BuzzFeed News)

Are anti-poverty programs really substitutes for reparations? (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

The Birth of a Nation just smashed records at Sundance. We talked to director Nate Parker. (Gregory Ellwood, Vox)

The Clintons' sordid race game: No one will say it, but the Clintons' rise was premised on repudiating black voters (Corey Robin, Salon)

College announces plans of a dorm only for black men - and students reacted (Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Blaze)

End to California execution moratorium raises controversial death penalty case (Video, Ari Melber, NBC News)

Golden: 21st century Native American culture (Peter Golden, Milford Daily News, Massachusetts)

The GOP's condemnation of "sanctuary cities" is surprisingly awkward in Iowa (Robert Samuels, The Washington Post)

How do we read books embedded with racism? (Radio, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

"How will you stop police from killing black people?" (Fern Shen, Baltimore Brew)

Is rising violence a "Ferguson effect"? (Steve Chapman, Real Clear Politics)

Jim Crow comes to the University of Iowa (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Ky. civil rights leader Georgia Davis Powers dies (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

A life on death row (Liliana Segura, The Intercept)

Meet the race-conscious Bechdel test: the "DuVernay test" (Megan Logan, Slate)

A Native American basketball tournament bounces back (Jesse Will, The New Yorker)

O.J. Simpson drama depicts an old trial, and renewed tensions (John Koblin, The New York Times)

Our terrified hyperpatriots: Here's what Palin, Trump and anti-Muslim extremists fear most (Steven Salaita, Salon)

The rebirth of a nation (Jill LePore, The New Yorker)

Study: Racial discrimination in mortgage lending continues to impact African Americans, with a "black" name lowering one's credit score by 71 points (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Tenured thugs and thieves (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

"Threat-score software": Will it get you shot by a cop? (Thor Benson, TruthDig)

Trump's Hollywood star is vandalized with a swastika (Nina Golgowski, The Huffington Post)


America's long history of trashing "New York" values (Kevin Baker, Politico)

Bernie Sanders is making surprising gains with less affluent whites (Nate Cohn, The New York Times)

'The Birth of a Nation' takes top prizes at Sundance as festival enters diversity debate (Steven Zeitchik, Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times)

A Confederate hero we should all still honor (Charles Lane, New York Post)

Cam Newton is the latest study in racial progress (Mac Engel, Star-Telegram, Forth Worth, Texas)

Deep racial disparity in homicide arrests, SFPD data show (Emily Green, San Francisco Chronicle)

Do biracial men have it "easier" than biracial women? (Brandon Harrison, The Root)

Glenn Beck: Trump supporters "dehumanizing" anyone who stands against them; may inspire violence (Video, Real Clear Politics)

In US visit, UN experts insist that Washington needs to consider reparations for slavery (Samuel Oakford, Vice News)

Might Yale rename a college to honor a beloved student, instead of a 19th century slavery proponent? (Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post)

Robert Fulford: Surely people don't take the Oscars this seriously? (Robert Fulford, National Post, Canada)

San Francisco police pledge calls on officers to report intolerant colleagues (Associated Press, The Guardian)

San Francisco police take anti-racism pledge. Will it work? (+video) (Video, Lucy Schouten, The Christian Science Monitor)

Small group of Chicago police costs city millions in settlements (Angela Caputo, Chicago Tribune)

Students say racial hostilities simmered at historic Boston Latin School (Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

U. of Alabama activists renew a long conversation about race (Nick Anderson, The Washington Post)

"Welcome to diverse TV": Actors of color dominate Screen Actors Guild Awards amid Oscars controversy (Jodi Guglielmi, People)

What this politically (in)correct campaign tells us (Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune)

White Atlanta cop resigns after telling black driver, "I don't care about your people" during traffic stop (Associated Press, New York Daily News)

White people love Cam, still judge him differently (Issac J. Bailey, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)


80 percent of Chicago PD dash-cam videos are missing audio due to "officer error" or "intentional destruction" (Radley Balko, The Washington Post)

The Academy Awards isn't alone with its color problem. Look at higher education. (Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post)

Alaska Airlines apologizes after "Meet Our Eskimo" branding effort offends (Ashlee Kieler, Consumerist)

American Muslims see Islamophobia as election issue (Mike O'Sullivan, Voice of America)

And the winner is... postmodern diversity (John Mirisch, The Huffington Post)

The anti-slavery roots of today's "-phobia" obsession (Don James McLaughlin, New Republic)

At historic black churches, freedom rings on (Jessica Estepa, USA Today)

Attorney says Chicago officer didn't tamper with dashcam (Video, Jason Keyser (Associated Press), Fox32 Chicago)

A big problem in police abuse (Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard)

Black lives like my father's should matter. That's why I'm endorsing Bernie Sanders. (Erica Garner, The Washington Post)

Chicago activists tell the UN that reparations are owed now (Amsterdam News, New York)

Chicago announces new police training for dealing with mentally ill (Mary Wisniewski, The Huffington Post)

Chicago's mental health "crisis": Is reform of police enough? (Jason Thomson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Clinton's firewall? Black voters the key in South Carolina (Bill Barrow (Associated Press), ABC News)

CNN/ORC poll: Most opposed to Oscar boycott (Video, Jennifer Agiesta, CNN)

The critical missing piece in reducing the prison population (Zachary Norris, Ebony)

Death rate improvements for whites have stalled (John Tozzi, Bloomberg)

Families of police shooting victims form bonds built on loss (The Chicago Reporter, PRI)

The fight for equal pay (Video, The Washington Post)

Fired after fatal shooting of Corvette driver, ex-LAPD officers sue to get their jobs back (Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times)

Foundation launches groundbreaking effort to achieve racial equality (Tory N. Parrish, NBC News)

He smiles, dances and gives balls to kids. So why all the hate for Cam Newton? (Cindy Boren, The Washington Post)

Hollywood's diversity emergency isn't black (Dennis Romero, LA Weekly)

How a routine trafic stop turned into six months in solitary confinement (Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post)

How demographics could affect Iowa GOP outcome (David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

How do we police the police? (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

How one elderly woman took on Jim Crow in Washington - and won (Joan Quigley, Time)

Inside The Invisible Institute's fight for police accountability (Chava Gourarie, Columbia Journalism Review)

Islamophobia? No. It's factophobia (Ryan Bomberger, Town Hall)

I thought Sanders was bad for black people. These women changed my mind. (Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Washington Post)

Maryland student's dismissal of "Black Lives" movement prompts backlash (T. Rees Shapiro, Donna St. George, The Washington Post)

#Match4Lara: Mixed-race marrow search that's going viral (Phoebe Lett, The New York Times)

Most photographed man of his era: Frederick Douglass (Elizabeth R. Varon, The Washington Post)

NAACP moves to retain all police records (The Chicago Crusader)

"New Jim Crow" author Michelle Alexander on Hillary Clinton's embrace of mass incarceration (Ansel Herz, The Stranger, Seattle)

Ohio State makes nursing students learn about white privilege, police brutality (Blake Neff, The Daily Caller)

People dislike Cam Newton because he's black AND dances (Joshua Adams, The Huffington Post)

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (TV-anmeldelse, Willa Paskin, Slate)

The perfect state index: If Iowa, N.H. are too white to go first, then who? (Asma Khalid, NPR)

Police chiefs consider dramatic reforms to officer tactics, training to prevent so many shootings (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Poorer black patients have lower survival from esophageal cancer (Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay)

Racial attitudes differ more on ideology than class (Peter Moore, YouGov)

Racial diversity in health care: High costs of insurance, lack of access keep minorities from getting help they need (Steve Smith, Medical Daily)

Reframing the narrative around black men (Robin White Goode, Black Enterprise)

Republican self-destruction is fun to watch, but bad for us all (E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post)

Righting a grave injustice in Louisiana (Leder, The New York Times)

Screen Actors Guild awards set to further expose Oscars' lack of diversity (Andrew Pulver, The Guardian)

Soapy "Quantico" reflects increasingly ugly racial tensions (Melissa Langsam Braunstein, The Federalist)

Study: Gender impacts racial identity for biracial people (Kenrya Rankin, ColorLines)

Sundance fights tide with films like "The Birth of a Nation" (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

Sundance wrap: Race, politics and a pet wolf (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

There's a reason black youth call Chicago "Chiraq" and it's not just criminals doing the shooting (Center for Community Change Action, The Huffington Post)

The trial of O.J. Simpson offers new round of must-see TV (Glenn Garvin, Reason)

The ugly PC race to be the "victimiest" victim (Carrie Lukas, New York Post)

UN working group suggests US work on racial reconciliation (Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press)

A violent January in Chicago: 45 murders and counting (Jeremy Gorner, Peter Nickeas, Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune)

What's fueling the rise in deaths among middle-age whites (Video, Dan Mangan, CNBC)

When Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's friendship changed history: The new book "Blood Brothers" explains (Boganmeldelse, Robert Anasi, Los Angeles Times)

Why does Iowa vote first, anyway? (Sam Sanders, NPR)

Why I'm ready for more slavery films (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation)


100 times a white actor played someone who wasn't white (Meredith Simons, The Washington Post)

Admitting that white privilege helps you is really just congratulating yourself (Fredrik deBoer, The Washington Post)

Analysis of poll data reveals whites becoming more aware of racism (Al Jazeera America)

Barack Obama on Oscars diversity: are we giving everyone a fair shot? (Ben Child, The Guardian)

"The Birth of a Nation" director Nate Parker: "Nat Turner used an axe. My axe is a camera" (Radio, Michelle Lanz, KPCC, Southern California Public Radio)

Chicago cop involved in fatal shooting of Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones to sue teen's estate (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Chicago police officer plans to sue teenager he shot and killed (Aviva Shen, Think Progress)

A Chicago police officer wants to sue the family of the unarmed teen he fatally shot (Daniel Rivero, Fusion)

Chicago police union president denies officers destroyed dash cam footage, blames Ferguson effect (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

A cop, a kid, a gun and a knife: A Chicago story from another time (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

Cruz, Trump and the missing white voters (Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics)

Demagogues in history: Why Trump emphasizes emotion over facts (Richard Ashby Wilson, The Conversation)

Ferguson police agree to overhaul policies, training (Alan Scher Zagier, Eric Tucker (Associated Press), ABC News)

Ferguson police barred from targeting residents with fines under DoJ deal (Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Flint's poisoned water, slavery & human experimentation: Black History Month for Natives (Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today Media Network)

Grand jury indicts wife of Illinois officer who police said stole money, staged suicide (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

How populists like Bernie Sanders should talk about racism (Ian Haney-López, Heather McGhee, The Nation)

If you think the Oscars are so white, check out the Hollywood Reporter's 2015 covers (Hanna Flint, Metro.co.uk)

In Ferguson, vote to replace deceased councilman exposes racial divide (Stephen Deere, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Joseph Fiennes speaks out about his controversial casting as Michael Jackson (Video, Cole Delbyck, The Huffington Post)

The L.A. teen apocalypse that never came (Mike Males, Los Angeles Times)

Local police departments could actually learn a lot from Washington, D.C. (Ryan J. Reilly, Tyler Tynes, The Huffington Post)

Mizzou suspends professor charged with assaulting journalist as school sinks into turmoil (Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

"Nightly Show" congratulates AZ youth on sort of censoring its racial slurs (VIDEO) (Video, Caitlin Cruz, Talking Points Memo)

"Nothing happens to the police": forced confessions go unpunished in Chicago (Sarah Macaraeg, Yana Kunichoff, The Guardian)

Obama's hug-a-thug policies backfire in NYC, St. Paul schools (Leder, Investor's Business Daily)

On the beat of black lives and bloodshed (Trymaine Lee, The New York Times)

Opinion: What's the matter with Iowa? Mucho! (Video, Victoria Defrancesco Soto, NBC News)

President Obama weighs in on Oscars controversy: ‘Are we making sure everybody is getting a fair shot?’ (Meera Jagannathan, New York Daily News)

Racial reparations and the limits of economic policy (Debatindlæg, Carlton Mark Waterhouse, Valerie R. Wilson, Kay S. Hymowitz, The New York Times)

San Francisco students suspended over race-themed party (Associated Press, ABC News)

"This man will almost certainly die" (Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation)

Video: NYPD sergeant with history of excessive force used chokehold on Black Lives Matter protester (Keegan Stephan, PINAC)

White man is playing Michael Jackson in a TV movie, and the Internet is angry (Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)


APNewsBreak: Racial disparities seen in police stun gun use (Dave Collins, Associated Press)

Are Ferguson's problems solved? Racial bias police settlement with Justice Department tentatively agreed on (Sarah Berger, International Business Times)

Are smarter people actually less racist? (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)

Better get used to it: The Ferguson effect is real (Jack Dunphy, PJ Media)

Black drivers in Florida face far stricter seatbelt enforcement, report says (Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times)

Black lives matter to Bernie Sanders (Katerina Rosen, The Huffington Post)

Cam Newton: "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people" (Des Bieler, The Washington Post)

Chicago police have been sabotaging their dash cams (Samuel Lieberman, New York Magazine)

Chicago police hid mics, destroyed dashcams to block audio, records show (Mark Konkol, Paul Biasco, DNAinfo)

Chicago teen killed by police called 911 3 times asking for help and dispatcher hung up on him (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

The cop who killed Laquan McDonald had broken his dashcam on purpose, report says (Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post)

Day five at Sundance: The Oscars are so white, but this film festival isn't (Paula Mejia, Newsweek)

Department of Justice reaches agreement with Ferguson (Matt Apuzzo, John Eligon, The New York Times)

Does the party of Obama still not understand the rise of brown voters? (Perry Bacon Jr., NBC News)

Donald Trump helps rally Iowa's Latinos - mostly to caucus against him (Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump nominated for "Islamophobe of the Year" award previously won by Breitbart editor (Liam Deacon, Breitbart)

"Excluded" by the Rev. Martin Luther King - a new low in campus PC (Leder, New York Post)

Ferguson, Justice unveil draft of negotiated consent decree (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

Ferguson reaches tentative deal with Justice Department (Phil Helsel, NBC News)

Flint, Michigan: Did race and poverty factor into water crisis? (Video, Michael Martinez, CNN)

Hillary Clinton's troubling history of racial identity politics may come back to haunt her (Garland Nixon, The Daily Banter)

I'd like to thank the Academy...for capitulating to the PC police (William Goldstein, Los Angeles Times)

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson: A symptom of Hollywood's deep-seated race problem (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson: Controversial casting adds fuel to Hollywood's diversity debate (Variety)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why black people are "invisible" to Oscar voters (guest column) (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter)

Latin Academy disciplines students for racial statements (O'Ryan Johnson, Boston Herald)

Lawsuit: Chicago police entered family's home, shot their dog, won't explain why (Lisa Klein, The Huffington Post)

The long chain of racism (The Southern Illinoisian)

Michael Moore: Flint water crisis "a racial crime" (Video, CNN)

Minnesotans' views on police force starkly divided along racial lines (Ricardo Lopez, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

A newly released poll shows the populist power of Donald Trump (Michael Tesler, The Washington Post)

New York City is diverse. Its culture sector is not: Report (Arun Venugopal, WNYC, New York Public Radio)

Officials in Ferguson, Mo., agree to train officers on avoiding use of force (Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post)

#OscarsSoWhite: Academy Chiefs Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Drama That Led to Historic Change (Exclusive) (Janice Min, The Hollywood Reporter)

#OscarsSoWhite is targeting precisely the wrong thing (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones)

Our views: New Orleans officials should repurpose Confederate monuments for historical display, rely on citizen input (The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Police, accountability task force announces listening tour dates, locations (Alex Nitkin, DNAinfo)

Race or class: Must Bernie choose? (Chauncey K. Robinson, People's World)

Reparations and Bernie Sanders: Another view (Kevin Drum, Max Sawicky, Mother Jones)

Report: Fear of terrorism, refugees compromise human rights (Natasja Sheriff, Al Jazeera America)

She has black support, but can she keep it? Where Hillary Clinton stands on the issues (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

Sundance: A welcome rebuke to Hollywood's diversity woes (Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Guy Lodge, Variety)

Sundance roars for a black film, and Fox Searchlight bids $17 million (Brooks Barnes, The New York Times)

The surprising relationship between intelligence and racism (Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor)

What do white liberals fear about Macklemore? (Jezebel)

What would a real discussion on reparations look like? Have we ever had one? (Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report)

Why I'm voting for Trump (Video, MJ Lee, Sara Murray, Jeremy Diamond, Noah Gray, Tai Kopan, CNN)

Why Trayvon Martin's family attorney is endorsing Bernie Sanders (Terrell Jermaine Starr, Fusion)

Working in Hollywood when you're not white: Three players reveal all (Marc Bernardin, The Hollywood Reporter)


6 Cleveland police officers fired for actions in fatal 2012 chase (Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN)

ACLU: Blacks ticketed for seat belts twice rate of whites in Florida (Video, Jim DeFede, CBS Miami)

Amherst College ditches its symbol of white oppression (Lydia O'Connor, The Huffington Post)

Are U.S. schools really resegregating? Maybe not, says researcher. (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

Asian Americans feel held back at work by stereotypes (Leah Askarinam, National Journal)

#AtheismSoWhite: Atheists of color rock social justice (Sikivu Hutchinson, The Huffington Post)

Being black a meritorious skill set? (Mychal Massie, WND)

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis says Facebook suspended its accounts over critical posts (Erin Golden, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

The booming marijuana industry is still too white (Video, Darnell L. Moore, Mic)

Breaking: Racial profiling sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses "great patriot" Donald Trump for president (David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement)

Can Bernie Sanders break Hillary Clinton's South Carolina firewall? (Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast)

Celebrating diversity through environmental conservation (Nichlas Emmons, The Huffington Post)

Celebrities and dissociation from racial identity (Cierra Lockett, The Huffington Post)

Chicago police recruiters open up about race, shootings (Fiona Ortiz, Reuters)

The chilling rise of Islamophobia in our schools (Kristina Rizga, Mother Jones)

Chris Rock on Hollywood's racial hangups (Mike Albo, Good)

Civil rights leader Diane Nash encourages nonviolent student activism (Erica Snow, The Daily Northwestern, Evanston, Illinois)

The complex racial history of the Little Rascals (Podcast, q with Shadrach Kabango, CBC Radio, Canada)

Crime, corruption and a wounded mayor (Ashahed M. Muhammad, The Final Call)

The demand for villains (Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics)

The disappearance of a distinctively black way to mourn (Tiffany Stanley, The Atlantic)

Does Trump's race rhetoric trump Reagan's states-rights record? (Tavis Smiley, The Huffington Post)

Farrakhan says blacks kill each other more than white cops do (Evan Gahr, The Daily Caller)

Flint children never had a fair shot, even before lead poisoning (Alvin Chang, Vox)

Flint is part of a pattern: 7 toxic assaults on communities of color (David J. Krajicek (AlterNet), Salon)

Former dean questions costs of "no excuses" charter schools on students of color (Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post)

From backlash to boycotts: A complete timeline of the 2016 Oscars diversity controversy (Jessica Goldstein, Think Progress)

Georgia officer who shot Moncks Corner native resigns from police force (Associated Press, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Hillary Clinton comes under fire for Civil War "revisionism" at CNN town hall (Luke Brinker, Mic)

Hillary Clinton courts Iowa's religious and racial minorities (Dan Merica, Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN)

How Hillary Clinton got on the wrong side of liberals' changing theory of American history (Matthew Yglesias, Vox)

How Kristen Stewart was unfairly blasted for racism after Variety video goof (Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

How "-phobic" became a weapon in the identity wars (Amanda Hess, The New York Times Magazine)

How to shut down the school-to-prison pipeline (Jimmie M. Edwards, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Is North Carolina's strict voter-ID law constitutional? (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

It's no joke, Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson in 9/11 drama (Lindsay McDonald, Zap2It)

"It was like a fascist rally": Sikh protester ejected from Trump event speaks out (Dan Kugler, Truthout)

McKesson's Colbert appearance is the direction imperialism wants for the Black Lives Matter movement (Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report)

Media debates whether to show the faces of white teens who assembled to spell the N-word with their shirts (Richard Prince, The Root)

Negotiated Ferguson Draft Consent Decree (PDF, US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri)

The new segregationism (Victor Davis Hanson, National Review)

Obama a racial divider, not uniter (Ron Hart, The Orange County Register, Californien)

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons (Video, Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Obama's solitary confinement ban part of criminal justice push (Video, Rebecca Shabad, CBS News)

O'Malley: "I banned the box," decriminalized marijuana, and reduced fatal police-involved shootings (Melanie Hunter, CNS News)

A person can't be "diverse" (Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic)

Poor and homeless face discrimination under America's flawed housing voucher system (Susan Sered, Miriam Boeri, The Conversation)

The race-obsessed Left has released a monster it can't control (David French, National Review)

Racial "color blindness" backfires: White men who ignore concept of race less likely to date black women (Lizette Borreli, Medical Daily)

The Real Housewives of Potomac and the tragic-Mulatto syndrome (Shamira Ibrahim, The Root)

Remember the name Nate Parker. You're going to hear it a lot when "Birth of a Nation" premieres (Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post)

A retroactive break for juvenile offenders (Matt Ford, The Atlantic)

A retrospective on the Obama years (Robert Ehrlich, The Weekly Standard)

Rubio deflects race question (Anna Palmer, Politico)

A ruling against doing adult time for juvenile crimes (Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard)

Sanders faces demographic hurdles in Iowa & beyond (David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

Six Cleveland officers fired for fatal "137 shots" car chase in 2012 (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

State NAACP president takes stand in photo ID trial (Michael Hewlett, WInston-Salem Journal, North Carolina)

Talent agencies defend their diversity programs after Oscar furor (James Rainey, Variety)

Texas police officer is indicted in stun-gun incident (Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

The value of work -- reflections on building an interracial political coalition (Harry Boyte, The Huffington Post)

Two Chicago cops involved in Laquan McDonald case taken off street (Aamer Madhani, USA Today)

What do racism and poverty have to do with pollution and climate change? (Video, Aura Bogado, Grist)

"What will Chris Rock say?" has become a top guessing game in #OscarsSoWhite debate (Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times)

Whoopi Goldberg says the Oscars "can't be that racist" because she won once (Lily Karlin, The Huffington Post)

Why the American overdose epidemic is primarily affecting white people (Allan Smith, The Independent, UK)

Why the racial wealth gap won't go away (Video, Tanzina Vega, CNN Money)

Young black man killed by police after calling 911 for help (Video, ABC News)


5 things that make it hard to be a black student at a mostly white college (Casey Quinlan, Think Progress)

9 scholars examine President Woodrow Wilson's racial views for Princeton U. (Keith Brown, NJ.com, New Jersey)

Acting Education Secretary champions economic, racial integration (Richard Kahlenberg, The American Prospect)

"Back in time 60 years": America's most segregated city (Daniel Dale, The Toronto Star, Canada)

Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement (Barack Obama, The Washington Post)

Blacks should "make better movies" if they want Oscar nods (Paul Bremmer, WND)

Cadets who wore pillowcases, evoking KKK, bore "no ill intent": Citadel (Video, KTLA, Los Angeles)

Can we trust the Clinton campaign? (The St. Louis American)

Changing the face of Chicago police (KaiElz, Chicago Defender)

Chris Matthews on debate without Trump: "Who is going to watch a debate between two Cuban guys?" (Video, Real Clear Politics)

Chris Rock needs to call out "white Oscars" (Dean Obeidallah, CNN)

Chris Rock, Oscar host who really seems to hate the Oscars, now at center of storm (Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

Criminal Justice Reform Act is no alternative to broken windows policing (Alex S. Vitale, Gotham Gazette, New York)

Daniel Holtzclaw and the limits of "community policing" (Victoria M. Massie, The Intercept)

De Blasio administration agrees to decriminalization of low-level offenses (Will Bredderman, Observer, New York)

Donald Trump and America's failed center (Steven Zhou, Al Jazeera America)

Do white college students believe stereotypes about minorities? (Natalie Gross, The Atlantic)

Dozens seeking challenge of remaking Ferguson police force (Kevin Johnson, USA Today)

Drug deaths reach white America (Leder, The New York Times)

The duel (Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker)

The end of an era ... for white males (David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy)

Eugenics: The progressive race policy (Ronald Bailey, Reason)

Few roles, few statues: #OscarsSoWhite (Grace Ji-Sun Kim, The Huffington Post)

Fine, just call him the N-word: All the Republicans want to do is say it. Would be more honest if they did (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Growing a white TV dynasty. On a scary transracial adoption. (Frank Ligtvoet, The Huffington Post)

Hollywood won't give biracial Spider-Man a shot? These enterprising filmmakers come to the rescue (David Bentancourt, The Washington Post)

How Flint, Ferguson and Baltimore are all connected (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

How the Supreme Court authorized racial profiling (Gunar Olsen, The Huffington Post)

Insiders reveal how huge Hollywood's diversity problem is (Eliza Berman, Time)

Majority black college faces shutdown thanks to bickering lawmakers (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

Making a plea for racial harmony as racism rises from the water (Ernie McCray, San Diego Free Press)

Man killed by Chicago police called 911 before being shot (Monica Davey, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Marlon Wayans weighs in on the "cyclical" nature of racial comedy (Rahel Gebreyes, The Huffington Post)

Michigan's great stink (Paul Krugman, The New York Times)

Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers in 2015, survey finds (Jesse J. Holland (Associated Press), PBS Newshour)

"The Movement" highlights millennial activism (Eeshé White, Ebony)

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago out of work, out of school: report (Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz Chicago Tribune)

The new Chicago police civil rights adviser is a smart hire - for Rahm Emanuel's reputation (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

N.Y. police officer reckless in shooting of black man: prosecutor (Joseph Ax, Reuters)

Obama faces reckoning on immigration at Supreme Court (Lydia Wheeler, The Hill)

The paradox at the heart of Obama's Central American refugee policy (Dara Lind, Vox)

P. Diddy donates 1 million water bottles to end "racial killing" in Flint (Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart)

Poverty and racism aren't the same, but black people are getting screwed by both (Hamilton Nolan, Gawker)

Progressive pastor Jim Wallis breaks down "white privilege," "America's original sin" and his issue with Trump: "Racism is in the air we breathe" (Billy Hallowell, The Blaze)

Reinvesting in poor communities must be a priority (Anthony Newby, Dorian Warren, Al Jazeera America)

Rough discipline, in black and white (Jim Logan, The Current, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Sikh-American protester removed from Trump rally (Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, NBC News)

Study: White men who endorse racial "color-blindness" are less attracted to black women (Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story)

Tavis Smiley: The Oscars can do better (Tavis Smiley, USA Today)

There's a disturbing theory about why America's overdose epidemic is primarily affecting white people (Allan Smith, Business Insider, UK)

Too few US state lawmakers are minorities, study finds (Associated Press, Al Jazeera America)

A travesty of justice revealed on camera (Keegan O'Brien, Socialist Worker)

Trump spokeswoman stands by tweet referring to Obama as "half-breed" (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

What Chelsea Handler gets right and wrong in her Netflix episode about race (Bethonie Butler, The Washington Post)

Why are black Americans less affected by the opioid epidemic? Racism, probably. (German Lopez, Vox)

Why Bernie Sanders is right to oppose reparations (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

Why the Oscars don't deserve people of color (Andrew Stewart, Counterpunch)

Yes, even online dating has white privilege (Susie Lee, The Huffington Post)


The Academy rewrites the rules amid #OscarsSoWhite backlash: Hollywood responds (Los Angeles Times)

Alleged Fla. cop shooter blames George Zimmerman in rant (CBS News)

And the Oscar goes to ... no actors of color in 2016 (Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press)

Bernie Sanders and the liberal imagination (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Black films at Sundance that could help cure #OscarsSoWhite (Julie Walker, The Root)

Black, gay, Muslim, and targeted by the FBI (Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast)

Black Lives Matter wants cop charged for urging drivers to run over demonstrators (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

Boston Latin students call for solidarity (Jordan Graham, Boston Herald)

Children's books embedded with racism as a teaching opportunity (Radio, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

College class investigates Jim Crow-era killings (Cameron McWhirter, The Wall Street Journal)

CPD investigating why Chicago cop's personal car equipped like a squad (Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times)

Disrupting the school to prison pipeline (Dr. Artika R. Tyner, The Huffington Post)

Diversity in Western nations might mean national suicide (Patrick Buchanan, Miami Herald)

Diversity on television is not just a black and white issue (Jane Martinson, The Guardian)

Don Cheadle: I want Chris Rock to "take everybody to task" for "white Oscars" (Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart)

#Ferguson: How Twitter helped empower ordinary residents (Max Lewontin, The Christian Science Monitor)

Firms left out of LAPD's body camera search decry "piggybacking" bid process (David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times)

The future of restraint and seclusion in schools (Mareesa Nicosia, The Atlantic)

Harvard's challenge from within to affirmative action (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

How immigrants fit into America's economy, now and 100 years ago (Gillian B. White, The Atlantic)

How Trump is exposing media's diversity problem (Valeria Pelet, The Atlantic)

It's not just Flint: Environmental racism is slowly killing blacks across America (Jaimee A. Swift, The Grio)

JK Rowling has a perfect response to Donald Trump spokesperson's "pure breeds" comment (Claire Lampen, Mic)

Living without heat or hope (Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post)

A moment of sanity at Oberlin (Roger Kimball, PJ Media)

More Republicans see gain in anti-immigration stance (Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg View)

NAACP Image Awards nominees sound off on Oscars diversity controversy: "Chris Rock should let them have it," says Laverne Cox (Raha Lewis, People)

New U.S. visa rules criticized as racial discrimination (Radio, Leila Fadel, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

Obama, the accidental racist (David Lawrence, American Thinker)

OJ: Made in America: a marvelous, gripping true crime documentary (Brian Moylan, The Guardian)

Oscar diversity: Why gender and racial equality are crucial (Guest blog) (Ashok Amritraj, The Wrap)

Oscar nominations uproar raises the question: Did racial bias, conscious or not, come into play? (Josh Rottenberg, Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times)

The Oscars have always been too white - here's how things are finally changing for the better (Zack Sigel, VH1)

The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism - and greed (Zoe Williams, The Guardian)

Philadelphia's former police chief to advise Chicago force (Video, Randi Belisomo, WGNTV, Chicago)

Police searching for white man suspected of leaving KKK robe at black-owned consignment shop (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

PublicSource: Economic, crime disparity among Pittsburgh neighborhoods difficult to bridge (Jeffrey Benzing, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Racial bean counting at the Oscars (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Rasmussen poll: Hope for peaceful race relations looks bleaker than ever (Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall)

Raw data: How #White are the Oscars, anyway? (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones)

"Schindler's List" producer calls Oscar boycotters "spoiled brats" (Philip Devoe, The Daily Caller)

SNL skewers the Oscars' overwhelming whiteness in this great award show sketch (Video, Sharan Shetty, Slate)

Spike Lee applauds the film academy for diversity initiative, but don't look for him at the Oscars (John Corrigan, Los Angeles Times)

Steve McQueen on the Oscars whitewash: "I'm hoping we can look back and say this was a watershed moment" (Steve Rose, The Guardian)

Straight outta contention: Compton residents vent Oscar anger (Edward Helmore, The Guardian)

Trump: Blacks "going to like me better than they like Obama. Truth is Obama has done nothing for them" (Video, Real Clear Politics)

What renting from old man Trump taught Woody Guthrie (Will Kaufman, Newsweek)

Why the "awkward question" about Flint's water crisis needs no answer (Christopher "Flood the Drummer" Norris, The Good Men Project)

The wild world of oppression studies (Robby Soave, The Daily Beast)

Wounded Knee was destroyed, not liberated (Tim Giago, The Huffington Post)

The year in black art: May 2015 (Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type)

"You didn't answer the question": Todd confronts Sanders over opposition to reparations (Video, Josh Feldman, Mediaite)


7 outrageous memes posed by the account that Trump just retweeted (Alex Mierjeski, Attn:)

The 10 worst snubs of black actors in Oscar history (Examiner.com)

Arne Duncan on Milwaukee's chronic woes: "A national disgrace" (Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin)

Ben Crump: Holtzclaw victory barely skims the surface of repairing 400 years of racial & sexual violence against black women (Lynette Holloway, NewsOne)

Bill Maher whitesplains Hollywood's diversity problem: It's China's fault (Greg Evans, Deadline)

Black lives matter. It's time to treat them as such. (Matthew Pertz, The Asbury Collegian, Kentucky)

Christians, conservatives, men, and white people are not responsible for your problems (John Hawkins, Town Hall)

COLUMN: Every dialogue is about race (Otis Gardner, The Daily News, Jacksonville, North Carolina)

Danny DeVito gets blunt on Oscars controversy: "We're a bunch of racists" (Video, Bill Bradley, The Huffington Post)

Duck Dynasty star adopts black baby (Angela Bronner Helm, The Root)

Environmental racism harms Americans in Flint - and beyond (Jason Nichols, The Guardian)

Environmental racism in Flint: In emails, Michigan State officials dismissed lead poisoning concerns, made fun of activists, covered up evidence that city residents were exposed (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Film academy makes dramatic rule changes to address diversity (Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times)

Grand jury's "rare" no vote in Tamir Rice shooting points to bigger issue (Ericka Blount Danois, The Root)

Here's why nominating more actors wouldn't fix the Oscar diversity (Kyle Kim, Los Angeles Times)

Hillary Clinton allies ramp up efforts to play race card against Bernie Sanders (Alex Pappas, The Daily Caller)

Hollywood leaders applaud sweeping film Academy changes (Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times)

Julie Delpy says it's easier to be black in Hollywood than to be a woman - #OscarsSoWhite controversy continues (Patricia Grannum, Inquisitr)

Macklemore is right about Iggy and Miley's racial tourism, but this isn't about him (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

Mario Woods' last moments: "You better squeeze that ... and kill me" (Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle)

National Black Republican Association endorses Donald Trump for president (Angela Bronner Helm, The Root)

Nearly 25 percent of Wichita schools considered single race, numbers show (Suzanne Perez Tobias, The Wichita Eagle, Kansas)

Oscar boycott call drives wedge in Hollywood (Fox News)

#OscarsSoWhite? Sundance, not as much: Festival "proud" of diversity (Matthew Carey, NBC News)

Race, history and Baptist reconciliation (Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times)

Racial intolerance continues to have impact decades later (Dan Krieger, Liz Krieger, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Californien)

The road to Selma: Where do we go from here? (David Horsey, Los Angeles Times)

Six Arizona students who wore T-shirts spelling racial slur to be disciplined (Amber Jamieson, The Guardian)

Strange fruit: Stories we remember from 2015 (Podcast, Laura Ellis, WFPL, Louisville, Kentucky)

Study finds minority, poor women not getting safer minimally invasive hysterectomies (Andrea K. McDaniels, The Baltimore Sun)

Sundance 2016: The director of ESPN's "O.J.: Made in America" finds new ground on Simpson (Stephen Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times)

Sundance: Lorraine Toussaint talks playing a black maid in "Sophie and the Rising Sun" (Video, The Hollywood Reporter)

A tale of two towns reveals tipping point for America's suburbs (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

This is what white privilege is (Christine Emba, The Washington Post)

Tim White: "Post-racial" society may be a pipe dream (Tim White, The Fayetteville Observer, North Carolina)

The truth about Flint: Kids drank poisoned water because of the GOP's radical, anti-democratic "reforms" (Paul Rosenberg, Salon)

Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms (Jake Coyle (Associated Press), ABC News)

With protests over police brutality, do Americans still want to go into law enforcement? (Adam Lidgett, International Business Times)


43 Years of Abortion-on-Demand Highlights Utter Failure of Black Leadership (Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart)

Academy board endorses changes to increase diversity in Oscar nominees and itself (Michael Cieply, The New York Times)

Are the Academy Awards racist? (Jim Bennett, The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah)

The Bernie Sanders and reparations controversy, explained (German Lopez, Vox)

Bernie Sanders doesn't support reparations. Why is that so surprising? (Nick Wing, Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post)

Charlotte Rampling says Oscars "boycott" is "racist against whites" (Rachel Donadio, The New York Times)

Columnist says most black actors don't deserve 2016 Academy Awards (Evan Gahr, The Daily Caller)

Concussion v. the hijacking of the civil-rights movement (Armond White, National Review)

The cost of balancing academia and racism (Adrienne Green, The Atlantic)

Deja vu? Rev. Jesse Jackson talks #OscarsSoWhite & boycott he led against the Academy 20 years ago (Video, Kenon White, NewsOne)

"Democracy in Black" is a bracing call to action for African Americans (Boganmeldelse, Kiese Laymon, Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump represents an America that is literally disappearing (Heather Digby Parton, Salon)

Dr. King, is this our United States of America? (Jamell N.A. Henderson, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson drops charges against 6 activists moments before trial (Stephen Deere, Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Flint lead crisis getting a tad overodne: David Mastio (David Mastio, USA Today)

Gov. Nixon ignores the Ferguson Commission he created in final "State of the State" (Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times, St. Louis)

How CBS' annual diversity stage show may help TV from having an #OscarsSoWhite moment (Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times)

Inside the government’s racial bias case against Donald Trump’s company, and how he fought it (Michael Kranish, Robert O'Harrow Jr., The Washington Post)

Haley and heat of national spotlight (Phil Noble, The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, South Carolina)

Is Arizona getting camera shy? (Chris Wood, The State Press, Arizona State Press)

King: To get justice for police brutality victims like Eric Garner or Tamir Rice, the U.S. badly needs more black prosecutors (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Lack of Oscars diversity mirrors the rest of America (Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune)

Life and death on the border: effects of century-old murders still felt in Texas (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Macklemore's new song "White Privilege II" prompts all sorts of reactions (Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

Maine State Police accused of racial profiling (David Charns, WMTW, Portland, Maine)

Michigan governor says race had no role in Flint water response (Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times)

Michigan in color: Not #WhoWillBeNext, but rather #WeAreNow (Alexis Farmer, The Michigan Daily)

Nearly half of eligible Latino voters are millennials (Martin Espinoza, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Californien)

A new Mackelmore song called "White Privilege II" now exists (Video, Maeve McDermott, USA Today)

"O.J.: Made in America": Sundance review (Filmanmeldelse, Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter)

Oklahoma City cop convicted of rape sentenced to 263 years in prison (Video, Eliott C. McLaughlin, Sara Sidner, Michael Martinez, CNN)

One man's journey from the Chicago hood to a Connecticut college (Chloe Coleman, The Washington Post)

Opinion: Why "Black Lives Matter" (Triston Walker, Los Angeles Times High School Insider)

Oscars 2016: Charlotte Rampling says diversity row is "racist to white people" (Ben Child, The Guardian)

Oscars 2016: Mark Ruffalo attacks America's "white privilege racism" (Ben Child, The Guardian)

#OscarsSoWhite creator on Oscar noms: "Don't tell me that people of color, women cannot fill seats" (Tre'vell Anderson, Los Angeles Times)

"Our hands are tied because of this damn brother-sisterhood thing" (Anita Badejo, Buzzfeed)

Racial disparity in police screening linked to one-test method (Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Racial divisions on display in presidential contest (Rekha Basu, The Seattle Times)

The rationalization of racial injustice (Bryan Stevenson, The Huffington Post)

Reese Witherspoon joins conversation on Oscars controversy: "I would love to see a more diverse voting membership" (Naja Rayne, People)

Sandra Bland's mother angrily tells Chicago Police Board, "What you all see here is pain" (Video, Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune)

Show me real eyewitness ID reform (Tricia Bushwell, Amol Sinha, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

What a mostly black hockey club for kids tells us about the sport's future (Travis Waldron, The Huffington Post)

Who was Gynnya McMillen? A 16-year-old Kentucky girl is being compared to Sandra Bland (Cate Carrejo, Bustle)

Why African-American voters may doom Bernie Sanders' candidacy (Paul Waldman, The Washington Post)

The young activists who remade the Democratic Party's immigration politics (Julianne Hing, The Nation)


Activists criticize St. Louis police policy on use of force (Camille Phillips, St. Louis Public Radio)

Activists marching in Boston call for economic and racial justice (Anna Sorokina, The Huntington News, Boston)

Addressing the Oscars' lack of diversity (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Affirmative action is great for white women. So why do they hate it? (Chloe Angyal, The Huffington Post)

Bernie Sanders is right that reparations would be divisive (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Black Lives Matter: New crusade or sequel to '60s? (Erin Aubry Kaplan, Los Angeles Wave

Brookline police chief publicly appeals to black officers (John R. Ellement, Boston Globe)

A closer look at the demographics of Flint, Michigan (Associated Press, Fox News)

Denver police reject audit's call to collect demographic data (Ben Markus, Colorado Public Radio)

Department of Ed completes racial discrimination investigation (Jazelle Hunt, NBC News)

Donald Trump, racial figleaves, an the breadth of bigotry (Jennifer Saul, The Huffington Post)

Eric Garner's mother endorses Hillary Clinton (Dan Merica, CNN)

Fired police chief and 2 others sue, charging racial bias in Maryland (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

Former Oklahoma City police officer sentenced to 263 years for sexual assaults (Camila Domonoske, NPR)

Georgia officer indicted in fatal shooting (Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, CNN)

Georgia police officer indicted for murder of unarmed black man (Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

How political correctness is anti-science and anti-art (Steve Sailer, VDARE)

How racially skewed are the Oscars? (The Economist)

Immigrants in the U.S. illegally have declined to the lowest level in over a decade (Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times)

Is Daniel Holtzclaw's sentencing a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement? (Julie Morse, Pacific Standard)

King: Anthony Hill's family hopes for a chance at justice - something the families of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice never got (Video, Shaun King, New York Daily News)

KING: Daniel Holtzclaw sentence of 263 years behind bars is finally justice served (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

The long, complicated fight over making sure the public sees police killing videos (Camille Pendley, Vice)

"Making a Murderer": The justice system non-white Americans have been dealing with for generations (Stephen Mottson, Sojouners)

The massive gap between whites and Latinos in how they perceive Donald Trump (Michael Tesler, The Washington Post)

Michael Moore: Flint poisoning is a "racial crime" (Michael Moore, Time)

New efforts to address America's growing addiction crisis (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, Washington DC)

Oscar diversity: It's been 54 years since a Latina took home an Academy Award (Susan King, Los Angeles Times)

Portland officers sent to counseling for Ferguson posts (Associated Press, The Seattle Times)

A question of environmental racism in Flint (John Eligon, The New York Times)

Refracting race through the comic lens of Richard Pryor (Holland Cotter, The New York Times)

The right steps Seattle schools can take to help black students (Leder, The Seattle Times)

School district to investigate racial climate at Boston Latin School (Jeremy C. Fox, Boston Globe)

Should Los Angeles County predict which children will become criminals? (Matt Stroud, Pacific Standard)

The seductive danger of symbolic politics (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation)

Three black officers file suit against Pocomoke City, Md., alleging racial discrimination (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

To my white friends: On MLK Day and racial injustice (Rachel Garlinghouse, The Huffington Post)

Top Clinton ally: "Black lives don't matter to Bernie Sanders" (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

To watch or not to watch the Oscars? For black fans, that is the question. (Stacia L. Brown, The Washington Post)

"Troubling & disturbing" details emerge about Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings (D.L. Chandler, NewsOne)

Trump suggests Obama to blame for Ferguson unrest in new video (Marcus Gilmer, Mashable)

Virginia urges Supreme Court to let redistricting plan stand (Todd Ruger, Roll Call)

Undercover sting by black police officers prompts crackdown on racial bias by LAX cab drivers (Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times)

We need to reject racism and embrace solidarity (Leder, Arab American News)

What Daniel Holtzclaw's 263-year prison sentence means for black women (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

Who lost the white working class? (Robert Reich, Real Clear Politics)

Why the diversity controversy won't hurt the Academy Awards' bottom line (Meg James, Los Angeles Times)

Why was 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen found dead in a Kentucky Juvenile Center? (Kara Brown, Jezebel)

Will Smith joining wife in not attending Oscars (Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter)

Woody Guthrie really did not like Donald Trump's racist dad (Will Kaufman, Quartz)


All the cops who shot Mario Woods are back on the job (Caleb Pershan, SFist, San Francisco)

Among N.F.L. coaches, a lack of diversity trickles up (Ken Belson, The New York Times)

The awkward question about Flint that no one wants to answer (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

"The Bachelor" is letting its race issue show, but that's not enough (Claire Fallon, The Huffington Post)

Baltimore residents never expected a cop to be punished for killing Freddie Gray (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Bernie Sanders thinks reparations are too unrealistic and "divisive" to endorse (Matthew Yglesias, Vox)

A brief history of African-American film (Brett Seamans, San Antonio Current)

The business of Tasers (Adeshina Emmanuel, The Chicago Reporter)

Can the labor movement support both Black Lives Matter and police unions? (Cora Lewis, BuzzFeed)

Could these four policy changes close the racial wealth gap? (Kenrya Rankin, Colorlines)

The crisis in Flint goes deeper than the water (Evan Osnos, The New Yorker)

DeRay McKesson's advice for Stephen Colbert about white privilege is a lesson for all of us (Amée LaTour, Bustle)

DPS director blames trooper in Sandra Bland arrest, denies racial profiling exists (Michael Barajas, Houston Press)

Edward Fitzpatrick: Mississippi judge speaks up in face of racial hatred (Edward Fitzpatrick, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island)

The evolution and future of American conservatism (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, Washington DC)

The Farrakhan-Jones interview and the possibility of racial dialogue (Tingra Muhammad, The Final Call)

Ferguson-Florissant school district waits for ruling in racial bias lawsuit (Colin Jeffery, KTRS, St. Louis)

Gated communities entrench social segregation in suburban communities which are already racially similar (Renaud Le Goix, Elena Vesselinov, The London School of Economics US Centre)

George Clooney agrees with the #OscarsSoWhite outcry, says there were black nominations "left off the table" (Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele, The Root)

Gov't subsidies meant for minorities are going to white people (Juliegrace Brufke, The Daily Caller)

"His life matters": The story of Akai Gurley (Alex Ronan, BuzzFeed)

How David Bowie's "China Girl" used racism to fight racism (Ruth Tam, The Washington Post)

In the name of justice: Chicago's legal crusaders (Mary L. Datcher, Chicago Defender)

How the legacy of slavery and racial composition shape public school enrollment in the South (John L. Hanson Jr., KUT, Austin, Texas)

Latino, Asian and Native American actors aren't at the Oscars, either (Yohana Desta, Mashable)

Latino millennials could be major voting bloc - if turnout is high enough (Daniel Bush, PBS Newshour)

Lupita Nyong'o just schooled everyone on the Oscars and racial prejudice (Mathew Rodriguez, Mic)

Marco Rubio's young-voter push - and the wishful thinking that underlies it (Philip Bump, The Washington Post)

Michael Moore determines that the Flint water crisis is racist genocide (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

The missing black children in gifted programs (Alia Wong, National Journal)

The much overhyped Trump effect (Dina Smeltz, Sara McElmurry, Foreign Policy)

New flare-ups over the racial demographics of abortion (David Crary (Associated Press), ABC News)

The newspaper that transformed black America - and the course of history (Salim Muwakkil, In These Times)

#OscarsSoWhite: How the Hollywood machine plays racial politics (Podcast, The TakeAway)

People get real about multiracial identity in this powerful video (Video, Elyse Wanshel, The Hufington Post)

Race-based gerrymandering comes to the Court (Julian Notaro, The American Prospect)

"Races of Mankind" sculptures, long exiled, return to display at Chicago's Field Museum (Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times)

Race without class: the "Bougie" sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Paul Street, Counterpunch)

Rahm Emanuel faces wrath of Chicago's black community over police violence (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Roughly speaking: How genetic testing might influence race relations (episode 38) (Podcast, Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun)

A shameful racial history has led to a severe tuberculosis outbreak in Alabama (Alex Zielinski, Think Progress)

A slow, lonely death in prison for a 94-year-old serving drug charges (Nat Hentoff, The Huffington Post)

The social cost of racial isolation (Spencer Wells, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Stop tone-deaf attacks on "Black Lives Matter" (Donna Ladd, Jackson Free Press, Mississippi)

Ta-Nehisi Coates' flawed attack on Bernie Sanders (John McWhorter, CNN)

Targeting minority, low-income neighborhoods for hazardous waste sites (Jim Erickson, Phys.org)

Texas Department of Public Safety Director. Escalation of Sandra Bland's traffic stop was trooper's fault (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

There are more Latino voters than ever. But there are even more Latino nonvoters. (Michelle Hackman, Vox)

This is right-wing America: Palin, Trump speak directly to the politics of hate and resentment that drives conservatism (Amanda Marcotte, Salon)

United Nations to conduct race relations study in Chicago (Larissa M. Tyler, The Chicago Citizen Weekly)

VIDEO: Is Donald Trump the new George Wallace? (Video, Roisin Davis, TruthDig)

When it comes to earnings, white Americans aren't being left behind (Allison Schrager, Quartz)

Whiteness History Month is a great idea. Here are 7 ways to observe it. (Alyssa Rosenburg, The Washington Post)

Why are Democrats still chasing white voters when brown and black is where it's at? (Hope Wabuke, The Root)

Why Bernie Sanders still doesn't pose a critical threat to Hillary Clinton (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

The wrongs of American justice (Conrad Black, National Review)


13 honest books about slavery young people should actually read (Claire Fallon, The Huffington Post)

2015: Another challenging year for black America (Elwood D. Watson, The Huffington Post)

Al Sharpton makes bizarre racial remarks about "chitlins and watermelon" during Martin Luther King Day speech in New York (Isabel Hunter, The Daily Mail, UK)

Apple makes progress on gender, racial diversity (Reuters)

Attorney General Lynch: "We still have a long way to go to reach the Promised Land" (Hazel Trice Edney, The Seattle Medium)

Bay Area MLK Day protests show how activists are fighting to reclaim Dr. King's legacy (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

Black Lives Matter protesters block S.F. Bay Bridge (Video, USA Today)

Blacks least likely among U.S. racial groups to say home ideal (Rebecca Rifkin, Gallup)

Broaden the focus on Minnesota's racial disparities (Leder, Twin Cities Star Tribune)

Can Rahm Emanuel survive in office? Advice from a mayor who did (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Controversy surrounds state holiday honoring Confederate veterans (Video, Doug Miller, KHOU 11 News, Houston, Texas)

The deadening of blackness in the age of Obama (Kali Nicole Gross, Ph.D., The Root)

The doctor will judge you now (Carina Storrs, CNN)

DPS Director: Sandra Bland escalation trooper's fault (Johnathan Silver, The Texas Tribune)

DPS once again changes its approach to recording pulled-over drivers' race (Tom Benning, The Dallas Morning News)

Family of man killed by San Francisco police calls for US civil rights inquiry (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Fighting racism in the age of Obama (Danielle C. Belton, The Root)

Free speech, Black lives and white fragility (Bennett Carpenter, The Duke Chronicle)

George Clooney says the Oscars are moving backwards on diversity (Alex Needham, The Guardian)

Hollywood does not have a racial problem, its an economic one (Podcast, Dan Maduri, NewsTalk Florida)

How Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton (Ben Schreckinger, Politico)

How much does your university do for racial equality? (Dr Nicola Rollock, The Guardian)

In Oregon, Whiteness History Month "examining race and racism" planned at Portland Community College (Julia Glum, International Business Times)

In potential landmark case, Supreme Court takes up Obama's immigration plan (Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor)

Ky. teen dies in police custody, family left with little answers (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Latino bullying: 5 tips to prevent your kids from getting bullied in school (Latinos Health)

Meyers: Al Sharpton resorted to tired racial rhetoric in Martin Luther King Day speech (Michael Meyers, New York Daily News)

Michael Moore just nailed what no one is willing to say about Flint's water crisis (Video, Jamilah King, Mic)

Millennial Latinos will help decide the 2016 election, study says (Nolan Feeney, Time)

Millennials make up almost half of Latino eligible voters in 2016 (Jens Manuel Krogstad, Mark Hugo Lopez, Gustavo López, Jeffrey S. Passel, Eileen Patten, Pew Research Center)

Minn. cop allegedly urged drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Officers who rape: The police brutality chiefs ignore (Steven Yoder, Al Jazeera America)

Outrage about Flint, but not Chicago (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Racial bean-counting is making schools unsafe (Betsy McCaughey, New York Post)

Racism and American politics (Frederick Nagel, Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada)

Remembering King's legacy (Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland)

Rhodes: Mississippi prison reforms must go further (CJ Rhodes, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Seeing bigots under every rock (David Limbaugh, Town Hall)

Supreme Court to consider Obama immigration rules (Video, Pete Williams, NBC News)

Ta-Nehisi Coates criticizes Bernie Sanders over his opposition to reparations (Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Tangled mix among race, religion, politics (Solomon Jones, philly.com, Philadelphia)

Thousands turn out on King Day to hear Bernie Sanders speak in Alabama (Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Violent crime rises amid battle over "Ferguson effect" (Julian Hattem, The Hill)

When Obama came for the white man's guns (Clete Wetli, AL.com, Alabama)

"Whiteness History Month" stirs up controversy at Oregon College (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Why did Black Lives Matter protesters shut down the Bay Bridge? (Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor)

Why fair job scheduling for low-wage workers is a racial justice issue (Liz Ben-Ishai, In These Times)

Why precisely is Bernie Sanders against reparations? (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Young whites at elite colleges see Asian-Americans as more competent than other minorities (Science Daily)


3 parts you don't remember from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech (Michelle Garcia, Vox)

3 social justice issues MLK fought for outside of racial equality (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

5 facts about race in America (Bruce Drake, Pew Research Center)

6 Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream" quotes about social equality that we can still learn from (Kat Boogaard, Bustle)

20 weeks to Oscar: The race & race - part 1: Expectations (David Poland, Movie City News)

30 years of MLK Day: What we've gained and what we've lost (Felice León, The Root)

50 years after MLK the median white family is worth 70 times that of an African American family (Antonio Moore, The Huffington Post)

AFL-CIO tries to drown out Trump's racial rhetoric (Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News)

After a dangerous year, officers' family and colleagues reflect (Ari Melber, Safia Samee Ali, NBC News)

American Muslims are continuing Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy (Nihad Awad, Time)

"America's Mandela" Bryan Stevenson calls for criminal justice reform (Sophie Hamilton, The Stanford Daily)

America's other original sin (Rebecca Onion, Slate)

The angry Martin Luther King (Ed Gilbreath, Christianity Today)

The battle for MLK Day: Should King still share a holiday with General Lee? (Molly Jackson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Bernie Sanders pledges to a crowd of 7,000 in Alabama to carry on King's legacy (John Wagner, The Washington Post)

#BlackHealthMatters: Why black inclusivity in global health is an imperative (Jaimee A. Swift, The Huffington Post)

Black Lives Matter isn't going anywhere (Brittany Packett, Time)

Candidates talk about structural racism, policing in Dem debate (Video, Michael Cottman, NBC News)

Clinton hopes to shore up black voters' support in face of Sanders surge (Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

Committee on social, racial and economic justice created to push Gov. Cuomo's agenda (Kenneth Lovett, New York Daily News)

Daughter of George Wallace makes plea for racial harmony (Scott McCaffrey, Inside NOVA, Virginia)

David Oyelowo goes off on Oscars: "I am an Academy member and it doesn't reflect me" (Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter)

Disgusted young people: How Martin Luther King predicted the decline of the mainline church (Derek Penwell, The Huffington Post)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day - or MLK-Robert E. Lee Day if you live in one of these states (Olivia Becker, Vice News)

Hillary turns MLK Day into political statement about Trayvon Martin's mother and other gun-control supporters as she says "This holiday is theirs" (J. Taylor Rushing, The Daily Mail, UK)

How to fix Hollywood's race problem (Nadia Latif, Leila Latif, The Guardian)

Human trafficking and racial justice (Juhu Thukral, The Huffington Post)

In a state still stinging from racial attack, Democrats reach out to black voters (Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times)

In debate over names, history and race relations collide (Andrew M. Duehren, Daphne C. Thompson, The Harvard Crimson)

King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is again timely & true (Cara McClure, NJToday.net, New Jersey)

King's media makeover (Lee Habeeb, National Review)

King, the end of death as deterrent, and why the police should no longer carry guns (Charles Howard, The Huffington Post)

KKK chapter wishes "happy birthday" to Martin Luther King Jr. in hate-filled flyers distributed to residents in Mobile, Ala. (Dan Good, New York Daily News)

Listen to a rare recording of Martin Luther King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize lecture (Lydoptagelse, Nolan Feeney, Time)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A lesson in courage in the face of bigotry (Robert Covington, Jr., The Daily Banter)

Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations overlook his critiques of capitalism and militarism (Zaid Jilani, The Intercept)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day turns 30: Why we observe it (Donna Brazile, CNN)

Martin Luther King, Jr: In a class of his own (Crystal Wright, Town Hall)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) (Leon H. Wolf (dagbog), Red State)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says his dream of racial equality is not yet realized (Reuters, Raw Story)

Martin Luther King probably would have hated what his day has come to represent (Reniqua Allen, Quartz)

The Martin Luther King that America and Obama ignore (Peniel Joseph, Newsweek)

Martin Luther King was a democratic socialist (Peter Dreier, The Huffington Post)

"Microaggression:" Allow it to pass or make a fuss? (Frank H. Wu, The Huffington Post)

New internet activists carry on King legacy (Jamil Ragland, Hartford Courant, Connecticut)

On this Martin Luther King Day, how far have we really come? (Colbert I. King, The Washington Post)

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a look at the state of racial equality in the U.S. (Radio, Mark Heyne, WVXU, Cincinnatti)

Our continued march to the Mountaintop (Marcus Harrison Green, Yes! Magazine)

Poking through history and remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jenice Armstrong, The Philadelphia Daily News)

Race in post-racial, post-MLK, post-Obama America (Jim Picht, Communities Digital News)

The racial divide - discriminatory policing in the cannabis industry (Julia Clark-Riddell, Cannabis Now)

The racial justice issue that Americans must stop ignoring: Pollution (Robert Hennelly, Salon)

Racial sensitivity as condescension (Michael Rubin, Commentary)

Racism is "America's original sin": Unless we tell the truth about our history, we'll never find the way to reconciliation (Jim Wallis, Salon)

Room at the table: Remembering Bayard Rustin's legacy on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Todd Sears, The Huffington Post)

Samuel DuBose police shooting: settlement "won't bring Sam back" (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Samuel DuBose's family reaches settlement of wrongful death lawsuit (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

Sikh offers prayer at MLK March (Simran Jeet Singh, The Huffington Post)

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith will boycott Oscars over lack of racial diversity (Scott Meslow, The Week)

Study shows how much racial progress we've really made - just in time for MLK Jr. Day (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

Ted Cruz says we should "honor" MLK by honoring unborn babies (Kira Lerner, Think Progress)

These are the states making the most racial progress (Ryan Grenoble, The Huffington Post)

This powerful reporting uncovers the reality of racial segregation in schools (Pam Vogel, Media Matters)

UN delegates to visit Chicago to investigate city's race relations (Video, Scott Schneider, Fox32 Chicago)

University of Cincinnati to pay $4.85 million to family of black man killed by white police officer (Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post)

We're still marching towards MLK's promised land (Wilbert L. Cooper, Vice)

What happens when you survive a police shooting in Baltimore? (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

What most don't know about MLK Jr. and his guns (Chuck Norris, WND)

When ancestry search led to escaped slave: "All I could do was weep" (Radio, Fresh Air, NPR)

When Martin Luther King was accused of inciting violence (German Lopez, Vox)

Who we be: A cultural history of race in post-civil rights America (Radio, Joe Donahue, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio)

Why aren't there more black Republicans? (Musa Al-Gharbi, The American Conservative)

Why is Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars? Actress speaks out in Facebook video (Video, Philip Lewis, Mic)

Why we need a prophetic voice in America (COMMENTARY) (William J. Barber II, The Gazette, Colorado Springs)

Why we need Martin Luther King Day (Leder, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Young whites view race with rose-tinted glasses (Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, Al Jazeera America)

You only get one shot at life, so definitely tweet about how MLK would say "all lives matter" (Jia Tolentino, Jezebel)


50 years after Civil Rights Act, education gap barely changed, report says (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

Arkansas governor seeks to end MLK and Robert E. Lee shared holiday (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Bernie Sanders calls for automatic federal review of police-related deaths (Chas Danner, New York Magazine)

Bernie Sanders' police reform ideas during the Democratic debate were notably specific (Chris Tognotti, Bustle)

The better angels of our nature: The need for a third reconstruction (Eric Foner, Religion Dispatches, University of Southern California)

Celebrating Muhammad Ali on his 74th birthday (Omari White, The Source)

Change we could believe in (Cory Mason, Mandela Barnes, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin)

Civil rights and the right to work (David E. Bernstein, Reason)

The Democratic debate talked about black people. The GOP one didn't. (Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post)

Gail Garbrandt: King's dream deeply rooted in American dream and faith (Gail Garbrant, The Times-Reporter, New Philadelphia, Ohio)

Here's what's at stake for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in South Carolina (Liz Fields, Vice)

Hillary Clinton just took a major stand on racist policing (Lilli Petersen, Refinery29)

How can we prevent MLK Day service from diluting its own urgency? (David Eisner, Forward)

How close are we to MLK's dream? 4 charts help explain (Natalie Morin, Houston Chronicle)

How Obama has turned back the clock on race relations (Gil Troy, New York Post)

How would Dr. King have felt about "Black Lives Matter"? (Roger L. Simon, PJ Media)

INSIDE PITCH - Police-involved racial incidents need to be prevented, not explained (David Maril, Voice of Baltimore)

Is Vermont the whitest state in the Union? (Kevin O'Connor, VTDigger, Vermont)

Journalist Williams: Eyes on prize (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

King holiday prompts a look at family, U.S. slave past (Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press)

"Master of None" wins Critics' Choice Award for best comedy series & it's one of the evening's best moments (Caitlin Flynn, Bustle)

MLK Day turns 30: Why we observe it (Donna Brazile, CNN)

A new generation of black leaders say "Jamar Clark made the struggle personal" (Video, Star Tribune, Twin Cities, Minnesota)

On MLK Day: Do we have the will to close racial gap? (Bob Grytdahl, Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota)

Our view: Celebrating New Mexico's own black history (Leder, The Santa Fe New Mexican)

Race in the US: "I was tired of crying" (Roxana Popescu, Al Jazeera)

Racial bias, police mistrust plague some communities: Your say (Læserbreve, USA Today)

Racial progress percolates from the bottom (Jerry Large, The Seattle Times)

Ronald Reagan made it all worse: How Republicans - the real party with their hands out - convinced white America that government was out to get them (Heather Cox Richardson, Salon)

South Carolina is first big test for Sanders among black voters (Perry Bacon Jr., NBC News)

Supreme Court declines to hear Arizona county's appeal on racial profiling ruling (Fox News Latino)

Tamping down race talk (Harold Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

This is Donald Trump's biggest fiction - and the engine of his insane rage machine (Paul Rosenberg, Salon)

This Martin Luther King Day -- let's fight to improve the economic plight of black America (Cherri Senders, AlterNet)

This single tweet highlights the glaring difference between the Democratic debate & the GOP showdown (Melissa Cruz, Bustle)

Transparency in college admissions is key to a fair policy on race (Rebecca Zwick, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

An ugly truth behind black gold: How racial injustices are behind California's fight against Big Oil (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

Uncomfortable thoughts about "uncomfortable learning" (Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine)

What congregants at Charleston's Mother Emanuel Church have to say ahead of the debate (Luke Brinker, Mic)

What MLK's campaign on poverty means today (Lucy Tiven, Attn:)

Whites killed MLK. Now we honor him: Column (Oliver Thomas, USA Today)

"Why the Right Went Wrong": E.J. Dionne shows why the GOP has no incentive to compromise (Boganmeldelse, Glenn Aitschuler, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

With "People v. O.J. Simpson," Ryan Murphy's track record on race goes on trial (Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times)


23 officers called before grand jury in Laquan McDonald shooting case (Associated Press, The Guardian)

All hollowed out (Victor Tan Chen, The Atlantic)

Attack on L.A. Metro driver sparks fear in the Sikh community (Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times)

Attitudes on race change among younger people (Amanda J. Purcell, Poughkeepsie Journal, New York)

Attorney: Baltimore police shooting video contradicts officers' version (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

Coddled infants claim college victory (Robby Soave, The Daily Beast)

Comey vs. Holder: Race, crime and the police (Barry Latzer, Washington Examiner

The force of Finn: A good [black] guy for my good guys (Shannon M. Houston, Paste)

From MLK to Ferguson: Catholic identity and the struggle for racial justice (John Gehring, National Catholic Reporter)

Has the time come to be intolerant? (Brody Levesque, The New Civil Rights Movement)

Hollywood, racist?!! (Ben Stein, The American Spectator)

How Gov. Nikki Haley's speech compares with her S.C. actions (Vera Bergengruen, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

The injustice system, chapter 3: "Time to come home" (Ed Pilkington, Laurence Mathie-Léger, The Guardian)

King: Cops who kill unarmed victims - like Cedrick Chatman or Eric Garner - and fail to give first aid demonstrate their wanton disregard for human life (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

The likely persistence of a white majority (Richard Alba, The American Prospect)

Looking at Oscar nominee list as a symptom of Hollywood's racial bias (Radio, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Majority of minorities is our future (Moises Venegas, Albuquerque Journal)

"Making a Murderer" shows that our justice system needs a healthy does of humility (Keith A. Findley, The Washington Post)

Martin Luther King, Rachel Dolezal and Donald Trump: The recurring story of race that has shaped our history (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Martin Luther King's Nobel speech is an often ignored masterpiece (Malcolm Jones, The Daily Beast)

Meet the new generation of Twin Cities black leaders (Video, Nicole Norfleet, Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune, Twin Cities, Minnesota)

#MemeOfTheWeek: The racial politics of Nikki Haley (Sam Sanders, NPR)

MSNBC guest accuses GOP candidates of calling Obama racial language - "boy" (Video, Trent Baker, Breitbart)

Race, ethnicity inject tension into California campaigns (Jim Miller, Jeremy B. White, The Sacramento Bee)

The scary truth about inequality: Why the GOP has little reason to reconsider its dangerous policies (Sean McElwee, Jason McDaniel, Salon)

Seattle school district considers office focused on black male students (Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times)

A tale of two cities in Charleston, backdrop for Dem debate (Michael Cottman, NBC News)

Texas marks racial slaughter more than a century later (Tim Madigan, The Washington Post)

These vintage photos of Jewish-Black unity prove the power of interfaith activism (Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

Victims versus victims (Steve Deace, Town Hall)

What it's like not to look white at a Trump rally (Rembert Browne, New York Magazine)

When anger trumped progress (Jon Grinspan, The New York Times)


3 ways white kids benefit most from racially diverse schools (Kristina Rizga, Mother Jones)

13 significant books on civil rights for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Hillary Krutt, The Huffington Post)

Academy president "disappointed" with all-white Oscar nominees (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

And the Oscar goes to ... white people (Debat, Aisha Harris, Lexi Alexander, Scott Feinberg, The New York Times)

Australian politician says she was racially profiled at LAX (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Backlash ensues after Trump invited to speak on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Morgan Baskin, USA Today College)

Ben Voth: On MLK Day, remember a Texan who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. King (Ben Voth, The Dallas Morning News)

Black Jack? New "24" won't have a white lead (Linda Ge, The Wrap)

Black Lives Matter injects agenda into US presidential politics (Chris Simkins, Voice of America)

#BlackTwitterMovieAwards does what the Oscars doesn't: Gives awards to people of color (Sofiya Ballin, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Building racial bridges (Jim Wallis, Sojourners)

Charts of the day: Which one do you believe? (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones)

Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints (Jason Keyser (Associated Press)

Column: Reflecting on King's words about the "solid rock of brotherhood" (Tim Orr, The Republic, Columbus, Indiana)

Congressman: Obama "the most racially-divisive president" since slavery (Scott Keyes, Think Progress)

Continuing the dream: 4 lessons I learned from Charlayne Hunter-Gault (Kalyn Wilson, The Huffington Post)

David Bowie, race and Black music (Bobbi Booker, The Philadelphia Tribune)

Decline in Chicago police stops signal bigger problem than more paperwork (Mark Konkol, DNAinfo)

Donald H. Yee: It's time for black athletes to end their exploitation in college sports (Donald H. Yee, The Dallas Morning News)

The "Dreamers": They anger the GOP and power Democratic debates (Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times)

Ex-sergeant cleared of hate crimes in Hispanic theft case (Frank Eltman, Associated Press)

Fear of a black quarterback (Tommy Craggs, Slate)

Five myths about Martin Luther King (Donna Murch, The Washington Post)

Florida's unconstitutional death penalty is even worse than the Supreme Court said (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder will tell Charleston audience he regrets a lack of gun reform (Adam Parker, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Four things evangelicals should know about Black Lives Matter (Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners)

Freedom Rider says fight against racism continues (Tom Corwin, The Augusta Chronicle, Georgia)

Here's how the acceptable term to describe black Americans has changed throughout history (Chris Martin, Independent Journal)

Hollywood's race problems can't be fixed with #OscarsSoWhite (Norman Wilner, Now Toronto, Canada)

How D.C. ended segregation a year before Brown vs. Board of Education (Joan Quigley, The Washington Post)

How progressives can - and must - regain the moral high ground (Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, The Nation)

I'm Northwestern's president. Here's why safe spaces for students are important. (Morton Schapiro, The Washington Post)

In a season of rage, populist lessons from the movement (Harry Boyte, BillMoyers.com)

The inequality of sidewalks (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

The injustice system, chapter 2: "This could have cleared her" (Ed Pilkington, Laurence Mathie-Léger, The Guardian)

The invisibility of black women (Chistopher Lebron, Boston Review)

The irony of anti-immigration racism (Reihan Salam, Slate)

Is the unemployed black man unqualified or shunned? (Zaje Richardson, The Good Men Project)

Ithaca College president resigns after students protest racial injustice on campus (Julie Zeilinger, Mic)

Jerome Hudson: Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, race in America under Obama (Adrienne Ross, Breitbart)

Just counting people killed by police won't fix problems. We need better data. (Peter Moskos, Nick Selby, The Washington Post)

Kevin Cokley: Dr. King's "dream" is on life-support (Kevin Cokley, The Dallas Morning News)

LAPD officer who mistakenly shot teen in replica gun case was justified, commission finds (Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times)

Listen: What's the state of the race relations in Louisville? (Podcast, Jacob Ryan, WFPL, Louisville, Kentucky)

Looking at later primaries, Bernie Sanders works to strengthen black support (Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Manning: When media promotes offensive Indian stereotypes (Sarah Sunshine Manning, Indian Country Today Media Network)

Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and the way to justice (Wil Haygood, The Marshall Project)

Minnesota ranks dead last for racial integration (Connor Nikolic, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

MLK Day 2016: We can do better (Scott Mackay, Rhode Island Public Radio)

NBC finally gets the diversity memo: Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and America Ferrera head 3 very different shows aimed at Latina viewers (Sonia Saraiya, Salon)

New questions for Emanuel (Mark Guarino, William Wan, Brady Dennis, The Washington Post)

The NFL has been approaching its diversity problem the wrong way (Juliet Spies-Gans, The Huffington Post)

Nikki Haley's righteous gamble (Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post)

NSW Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi "interrogated" by LAX security at start of US fact-finding tour (Stephanie Boulet, ABC News, Australien)

Obama's election promised to make whites more comfortable with blacks. It hasn't happened. (Christopher Sebastian Parker, Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, Sydafrika)

Ohio school undergoes sensitivity training after racist incidents (Jonathan Hunter, Afro)

O'Reilly: Illegal immigration and the Republican Party (Video, Real Clear Politics)

Oscars 2016: Here's why the nominees are so white -- again (Rebecca Keegan, Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times)

Oscars 2016: It's time for Hollywood to stop defining great drama as white men battling adversity (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times)

Oscars so white? Or Oscars so dumb? Discuss. (Manohla Dargis, Wesley Morris, A. O. Scott, The New York Times)

People are using Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to share their dreams for 2016 (Matthew Rodriguez, Mic)

A personal history of Islamophobia in America (Lamya H, Vox)

Pinterest's data-driven approach to improving diversity (Li Zhou, The Atlantic)

President Obama and progressives: Christian right is wrong about religious freedom (Jonathan Hutson, The Huffington Post)

The problem with lecturing the Congressional Black Caucus on abortion (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Pro-migration activists want Americans to be loyal. To foreigners. (Neil Munro, Breitbart)

Public sector unions are under threat. Police unions may be a different story. (Lydia DePillis, The Washington Post)

Question isn't just why schools use corporal punishment more on black students. Why use it at all? (Maureen Downey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Race, revenge, and restitution at New York's largest pension fund (Dan Primack, Fortune)

Rahm Emanuel gets warm reception, few protests at MLK event (Stefano Esposito, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Chicago Sun-Times)

Rainbow-effect bias: How to network in a white job market (Eve Tahmincioglu, The Huffington Post)

Republican: Obama most "racially divisive" president since Civil War (Bradford Richardson, The Hill)

Republicans debated in a city with a horrible police shooting. It got no attention. (German Lopez, Vox)

Republicans have surrendered to Donald Trump (Greg Sargent, The Washington Post)

Richard Rohr on white privilege (Romal Tune, The Huffington Post)

Shawn Williams: Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. It’s not a zero sum. (Shawn Williams, The Dallas Morning News)

Sorry, Breitbart -- White people should talk about race (Celia Buckman, The Huffington Post)

Structural racism needs to be debated, too (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

The structure of our political disconnect (Steve Martinot, The Berkeley Daily Planet, Californien)

Study: Black students at white colleges face unique, hidden mental health challenges (Zenitha Prince, Afro)

Tavis Smiley: Black Americans have "lost ground" under Obama (Rahel Gebreyes, The Huffington Post)

Tavis Smiley: In the era of Obama blacks have lost ground in every major economic category (Video, Real Clear Politics)

Teen weapon use varies by race and gender: Study (Robert Preidt, HealthDay)

This is NOT Robert E. Lee day (Leder, The Boston Globe)

To fight homegrown terrorism, U.S. police must build trust (Jackie Ogburn (Duke University), Futurity)

Top Black stories last year foreshadow continued calls for justice in 2016 (Hazel Trice Edney, The Philadelphia Sun)

Vichier-Guerre: Texas' health-care system: separate and unequal (Cecilia Vichier-Guerre, Houston Chronicle)

What's on our radar for 2016 (Sameer Rao, ColorLines)

What to do about #OscarsSoWhite (Video, Blue Telusma, CNN)

Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on criminal justice (The Marshall Project)

White Christians need to act more Christian than white (Jim Wallis, The Washington Post)

Who guided the national discussion on Ferguson? (Greg St. Martin, Northeastern University, Boston)

Why are the Oscar nominees so white? Because the Academy doesn't want to change. (Mikki Kendall, The Washington Post)

Why hasn't president Obama granted clemency to a single Latina inmate? (Jason Hernandez, Fusion)

Working to reduce infant mortality in Maryland (Laura Jenkins, The Washington Post)


Actors of color were entirely shut out of the Academy Awards nominations (Kevin Lincoln, Vulture)

Are smart people less racist? New research (Denise-Marie Ordway, Journalist's Resource)

To attract disillusioned voters, the GOP must understand their concerns (Henry Olsen, National Review)

The base turns on Nikki Haley: They don't want code words, they want to hear blunt racism (Amanda Marcotte, Salon)

Campus politics: A cheat sheet (Alia Wong, Adrienne Green, The Atlantic)

Chicago lockup claims: Handcuffed to walls, abused and kept from lawyers (Video, Rosa Flores, Bill Kirkos, Mallory Simon, CNN)

Chicago Police Department embraces a culture of gang violence (Cherese Jackson, Guaridan Liberty Voice)

"Community-led" report card will measure Minneapolis' progress on racial equity (Erin Golden, Houston Star Tribune)

A critical, necessary look at race and the media (Bob D'Angelo, The Tampa Tribune, Florida)

Critics say Obama's State of the Union speech didn't home in on the Black Lives Matter movement (Richard Prince, The Root)

Democrats are in more trouble than they think. And changing demographics won't save them. (John B. Judis, Vox)

The diversity issue of the 2016 Oscars goes back further than you think (Jefferson Grubbs, Bustle)

Doctors' body language may hint at racial bias (Robert Preidt (HealthDay), U.S. News & World Report)

Five ways the social justice movement can restore its credibility in 2016 (Richard Lewis, Breitbart)

For Asian Americans, racial mobility has not meant full incorporation or equal status in US society (Jennifer Lee, London School of Economics US Centre)

Frank Wu's letter to Asian American students and immigrant parents (Arthur Hu, AsianWeek)

Georgia tops list of states with the most racial progress (Max Miceli, U.S. News & World Report)

Haley, Obama illustrate contrast on race, leadership (Cynthia M. Allen, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Texas)

Homan Square: inquiry into Chicago police "should also cover facility" (Zach Stafford, The Guardian)

How some would level the playing field: Free Harvard degrees (Stephanie Saul, The New York Times)

The injustice system, chapter 1: A tale of two Tyras (Ed Pilkington, Laurence Mathie-Léger, The Guardian)

Ithaca College president to retire. Did racial incidents push him out? (Video, Michael D. Regan, The Christian Science Monitor)

Man recalls confrontation with Chicago cop at center of latest video controversy (Video, Mike Puccinelli, CBS Chicago)

Microcosm, macro-aggression and the offended generation (Armstrong Williams, Amsterdam News, New York)

New Asian-American SuperPAC formed to increase "the power of our vote" (Asma Khalid, NPR)

New study finds vast racial, geographic disparities in Florida executions (Mitch Perry, Florida Politics)

One day in the life of an urban teacher (Dana R. Casey, The Federalist)

Oscars 2016: It's a nearly all-white nominees' list - again (Cara Buckley, The New York Times)

Republican candidates on criminal justice: A primer (The Marshall Project)

Rights and wrongs: Thinking about race in our time (Nancy Rockwell, Patheos)

"See something, do nothing" - Germans and Americans turn a blind eye to Muslims' crimes (John Fund, National Review)

Southern state legislatures: More male, more religious, more racially diverse (Allie Yee, Facing South, The Institute for Southern Studies)

Still seeking the "beloved community" (Archbishop José H. Gomez, Angelus News, The Tidings, Los Angeles)

Striving for a new legacy on MLK Day (Verelyn Gibbs Watson, The Huffington Post)

Students plan peaceful protest to Trump's MLK Day visit to Liberty (Video, Suri Crowe, WSET, Lynchburg, Virginia)

Two new questions about Rahm Emanuel and Chicago police violence (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

US Supreme Court shuts down Florida's death penalty system (Llowell Williams (Care2), Truthout)

Video shows Chicago police fatally shooting unarmed teen as he flees (Lauren French, Time)

Videos of Chicago police shooting of Cedrick Chatman released (Video, Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune)

What's your threat score? (Sarah Burris, AlterNet)


Achievement gap between white and black students still gaping (Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report)

Barack Obama's quixotic quest (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Black girls matter in Brownsville, too (Darnell L. Moore, The Root)

Can the GOP win with just working class whites? (Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post)

The co-defendant in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters argues against giving DNA sample (Karen Zamora, Twin Cities, Minnesota)

The coddling of the conservative mind (Jim Sleeper, Salon)

The complicated history of Nikki Haley (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

Dear America: Time to open the Bank of Justice (Jeffrey L. Boney, Houston Forward Times)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on sports (Nicholas A. Norman, Houston Forward Times)

Eddie Glaude: "Democracy in Black" (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, Washington DC)

Ferguson Commission and St. Louis public schools share common reform goals (Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The Ferguson effect in Los Angeles - more crime (Heather Mac Donald, Los Angeles Times)

The gun issue even the NRA won't touch (Christopher Moraff, The Daily Beast)

In our racially divided nation, "gradual" change is no change at all (Mark Culliton, Boston Globe)

Intolerance grows as bashing Muslims goes mainstream in the race for the White House (Mark Reagan, San Antonio Current, Texas)

Is resegregation an unintended consequence of school choice? (Martin Levine, Nonprofit Quarterly)

King and the color line (Yawu Miller, The Bay State Banner, Boston)

The long fight to appoint the first African-American cabinet secretary (Merrill Fabry, Time)

Many black students don't seek help for mental-health concerns, survey finds (Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Maryland may reform policing - but a police union says it opposes "any and all changes" (German Lopez, Vox)

Martin Luther King's legacy and the struggle for the cities (Abayomi Azikiwe, Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada)

Meet Rahm Emanuel, America's most endangered mayor (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

Member of Congressional Black Caucus responds to president's speech (Podcast, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Nancy Drew can be any color except white (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

New study suggests doctors offer dying black patients poor non-verbal communication (Sameer Rao, ColorLines)

Next up at the Supreme Court: Obama's immigration policy (Simon Lazarus, New Republic)

Nikki Haley makes the case for old-school racism (Jason Johnson, The Root)

Nikki Haley's State of the Union response bashed Trump - and racial justice activists (Michelle Hackman, Vox)

Nikki Haley's two-front war (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Obama hasn't been a black president (Harold Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Ohio students claim classmates dress up at KKK, utter racial slurs (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

OpEd: What gets lost when Obama emphasizes that we're "Americans first" (Derrick Clifton, NBC News)

Police reforms, budget tensions await Maryland's General Assembly (Radio, Matt Bush, WAMU, Washington DC)

President Obama completely ignores black issues in final State of the Union address. Will it hurt his legacy with his most loyal supporters? (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

The promising case of a non-white Nancy Drew (Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic)

Race and racism after Obama: where do we go from here? (Christopher Sebastian Parker, The Conversation)

Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads (Amy Mccaig, Phys.org)

Review: "For real, America?" tackles racial bias (Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune)

The role of suburbia in the Black Lives Matter movement (Meg Miller, Fast Company Design)

Seth Meyers takes a look at Donald Trump and the white supremacists who love him (Video, The Week)

Should college fire hijab-wearing professor? (Dean Obeidallah, CNN)

Tavis Smiley calls out corporate media for uncritical coverage of "racial arsonist" Donald Trump (Video, Democracy Now!)

Ten theses on immigration (Ross Douthat, The New York Times)

This is actually what America would look like without gerrymandering (Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post)

This is America's least diverse city...and it's not black or white (Dora Mekouar, Voice of America)

This may be the most important chart for understanding politics today (Matt O'Brien, The Washington Post)

The well-heeled ex-cons backing the criminal justice reform fight (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

When it comes to dating sites, race matters (Emanuella Grinberg, CNN)

Who's doing the planting (Richard J. Rosendall, The Huffington Post)

Why black voters should pick Trump, not Hillary (Crystal Wright, The Daily Caller)


Angry voters: Who will they support? (Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics)

The appeal of Nikki Haley (Clare Foran, The Atlantic)

Bernie Sanders' plan to fight mass incarceration doesn't add up (Tim Murphy, Mother Jones)

Black girls kicked out of school in record numbers (Anisah Muhammad, The Final Call)

Board for Ferguson schools is accused of racial bias (John Eligon, The New York Times)

Brown and Black Forum mixes blunt questions, lighter fare (Jennifer Jacobs (The Des Moines Register), USA Today)

"Democracy in Black": A conversation about race in America with Eddie Glaude Jr. (Elias Isquith, Salon)

Deportations and the blood on Obama's hands (Kica Matos, The Hill)

District voting: Real issue is party, not race (Robert Ross, The Citizen, Fayette County, Georgia)

Georgia no. 1 state in America for racial progress (Phil W. Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle)

How race colors our view of drugs (Podcast, Newsworks)

How the media was tricked by an Ammon Bundy parody Twitter account (Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post)

Illinois Senate candidates face "hidden epidemic" (James Arkin, Real Clear Politics)

Jack Kerwick on Barack Obama and the ideology of blackism (Paul Gottfried, VDARE.com)

Minority Republican candidates don't necessarily translate into minority votes (H. Gibbs Knotts, The Huffington Post)

A new hurdle in the push for criminal-justice reform (Clare Foran, The Atlantic)

Obama admits the painful truth: America is more divided than when he took office (Tim Fernholz, Quartz)

Obama has ignored black women. Will his last State of the Union change that? (Alicia Garza, The Washington Post)

Obama's legacy on race (Podcast, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

On race, David Bowie delved deep into the darkness and came back human (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

"The People v. O.J. Simpson": Going beyond the verdict (David Itzkoff, The New York Times)

Poverty preference admissions: The new affirmative action? (Lauren Camera, U.S. News & World Report)

Presidential election year? Not for millions of ex-felons (Yosha Gunasekera, The Huffington Post)

Rangel says Obama has not changed racial divide (Video, Paul Singer, USA Today)

Reds exploiting blacks: The roots of Black Lives Matter (James Simpson, Accuracy in Media)

The robo-calling white nationalist who hopes one issue will lead Iowa voters to Donald Trump (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

See 10 years of changes in metro Detroit's racial geography right before your eyes (Daily Detroit)

The state of our fragmented Union (Orson Aguilar, The Huffington Post)

Tavis Smiley calls out Trump's racism, media's complicity in selling it (Video, Ryan Grenoble, The Huffington Post)

Time to transform how nation thinks about race (Charmaine DM Royal, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

A true terrorist threat: Hostility towards young Muslim Americans (Roukhya Ouedraogo, The Seattle Globalist)

Trump's tribalism, a sign of our times (Clarence Page, The Daily News Online, New York)

Union must address racism (Ian Haney López, AFL-CIO)

Video captures fatal police shooting in Alabama (Video, Albert Samaha, BuzzFeed)

What birtherism and voter fraud charges have in common (besides Donald Trump) (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

What's behind new deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, Washington DC)

"White privilege" just made an appearance in the presidential race. It's about time. (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Willie Horton's heirs (Emma Roller, The New York Times)


The algorithm change that closed a race-based medical disparity (Francie Diep, Pacific Standard)

Black hospital patients given cold shoulder in disturbing new study (David Freeman, The Huffington Post)

Census 2015 population estimates show increasing cultural division and political polarization (Michael Barone, Washington Examiner)

Danielle Allen: America's seismic division on race (Danielle Allen, The Dallas Morning News)

Dont underestimate the power of Trump's rage-fueled rise (Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post)

Farrakhan and the Philly police shooting: Why hide his light beneath a basket? (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Good-bad intentions (Justin Curmi, The Huffington Post)

I am tired of fighting racists: This is what white people tell you when you write about race in America (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

LAPD chief recommends criminal charges for officer who fatally shot homeless man (Brady Dennis, The Washington Post)

"Making a Murderer" and the racial empathy gap (Charing Ball, Madame Noire)

Obama's legacy (Kenneth T. Walsh, U.S. News & World Report)

OpEd: Quentin Tarantino does not have a "black card" and never will (Derrick Clifton, NBC News)

Perkins says racial reconciliation, religious liberty top issues for 2016 (Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times)

The psychology behind a new era of civil rights challenges (Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D., The Huffington Post)

Racial discrimination linked with worse mental health (Tori Rodriguez, Psychiatry Advisor)

Recognition (Paul Kix, The New Yorker)

Sanders launching HBCU tour (Lisa Hagen, The Hill)

Textbooks promote myth of "de facto" segregation (The Zinn Education Project, The Huffington Post)

That time David Bowie called out MTV for racial discrimination (Video, Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Trayvon Martin's mother explains why she's voting for Hillary Clinton (Nadya Agrawal, The Huffington Post)

Trayvon Martin's mother: Why I support Hillary Clinton (Sybrina Fulton, CNN)

Trial begins in suit claiming racial bias in Ferguson-Florissant school board elections (Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The University of Missouri is starting to see the effects of the racial protests that engulfed the school last fall (Abby Jackson, Business Insider UK)

A veteran black cop talks police militarization and the racial divisions still plaguing Ferguson (Alex Zimmerman, Vice)

What color is Obama? These researchers examined reactions when his skin looks darker. (Solomon Messing, Ethan Plaut, The Washington Post)

What the Oregon standoff is really about (Podcast, Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Which are the best books exploring prejudice? (The Guardian)

A white nationalist Super PAC is campaigning for Trump in Iowa (Olivia Becker, Vice)

White supremacists holding white supremacist politicians accountable for their white supremacy (Jon Green, America Blog)

Why it's a big deal 2016 Democrats are participating in a "Black and Brown Forum" (Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC)

Will black millennials dance with the "party of our parents"? (Nyle Fort, The Root)


34 minutes with... Loretta Lynch (Marin Cogan, New York Magazine)

African American history is at risk in Richmond (James Brewer Stewart, History News Network)

Billie Allen, actress who bridged racial gap, dies at 90 (Bruce Weber, The New York Times)

Black women vow to be a powerful voting force again this year (Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post)

The cost of Freddie Gray: Not just once-great Baltimore - but drug pushers' victims throughout America (Paul Kersey, VDARE.com)

Dan Webb to lead review of Chicago's law department (Jon Seidel, Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times)

Editorial: We all favor better policing, but the goals must be realistic (Leder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fanning the flames in Oregon (Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics)

For African-American root-seekers, the reveal can be transformative (Alondra Nelson, Salon)

For black officers, police controversies hit close to home (Nissa Rhee, The Christian Science Monitor)

"Growing up hip hop" Kristina DeBarge on racial bullying, new music & crying on camera [Q&A] (Morgan Murrell, Music Times)

A history of dope, in black and white (Jonathan Zimmerman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Is a Black Bachelor finally coming? ABC president says it's "likely" (Lindsay Kimble, People)

Laura Washington: A long, ineffective history of police reform (Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times)

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers (Kyle Woolsey, The DePaulia, Chicago)

A new semester, a new approach to campus turmoil (Paul McHugh, The Wall Street Journal)

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat "score" (Justin Jouvenal, The Washington Post)

Notre Dame bringing back controversial white privilege course (Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller)

Rahm Emanuel gets show of support from White House chief of staff (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)

Review: American realness illuminates racial identities with 3 dance works (Siobhan Burke, The New York Times)

Tavis Smiley: I'm "tickled" by Cruz birtherism from "unrepentant," "racial arsonist" Trump (Curtis Houck, NewsBusters)

Two ways we might have solved slavery no one wants to talk about (Thomas Fleming, History News Network)

"What's inside her never dies": Painting black beauty and strength (Craig Stanley, NBC News)

What's the best way up for minorities? (Joel Kotkin, The Orange County Register)

The white man pathology (Stephen Marche, The Guardian)

WIth "Superstore," America Ferrera aims to "Move the Dial" on representation (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Why so many black families are homeschooling their children (Herb Scribner, NewsOK)


6 black women who need their own biopics...& the actresses who should play them (Desire Thompson, NewsOne)

America's longest-serving mayor steps down (Radio, Debbie Elliott, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

The badass wife of W.E.B. Du Bois (Libby Coleman, Ozy)

Canada denies refugee status to black American fleeing police violence (Hilary Hanson, The Huffington Post)

Chicago police want you to become an officer (Video, Fox32 Chicago)

Christie defends Maine gov. after racial comments (Sarah Ferris, The Hill)

Cleveland police officer under investigation for Facebook post attacking Tamir Rice's mother (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

The Conservative right's war against voting rights (Lee A. Daniels, Afro)

A difficult ruling to understand (Leder, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Eric Garner's widow says justice will be served when all cops at scene of his chokehold death, especially Daniel Pantaleo, are indicted (Joseph Stepansky, Rich Shapiro, New York Daily News)

The governor of Maine can't govern his own tongue (Jay Parini, CNN)

How a racist system has poisoned the water in Flint, Mich. (Louise Seamster, Jessica Welburn, The Root)

In Jamar Clark shooting investigation, what role for grand jury? (Andy Mannix, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota)

James Farmer, a pioneer in civil rights movement (Podcast, Houston Public Media)

Karl Rove is a bad historian: Race, the South and the real story he doesn't tell about William McKinley and 1896 (Daniel Schlozman, Salon)

Learn to learn together in integrated schools (Leder, New York Daily News)

The Making of Asian America: A History (Boganmeldelse, Nicolas Gattig, The Japan Times)

Muslim woman gets kicked out of Trump rally - for protesting silently (Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post)

Outspoken Maine governor sorry for racial gaffe (Associated Press, New York Post)

Possible arson at house where South Carolina cop charged in Walter Scott's death lived (Emily Shapiro, ABC News)

The "privilege walk": a ridiculously subjective exercise to show whose position in life is "boosted" (Dave Huber, The College Fix)

"Secrets and Lies" won't adress racial issues in season 2 (Kate Stanhope, The Hollywood Reporter)

Settlement in challenge of police surveillance of Muslims (The People's Vanguard of Davis, Californien)

Using racist memorabilia to teach tolerance (Bill Berkowitz, Truthout)

White nationalist PAC blankets Iowa with robocalls for Trump (Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo)

WRITING A WRONG: U.S. publishers shunned books about important African-Americans for decades because of racism (Arthur Browne, New York Daily News)


2015 was safer for police and deadlier for those the police encountered: Jarvis DeBerry (Jarvis DeBerry, The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Alabama cops, Confederate flags, racism, and an over-eager media (Anthony L. Fisher, Reason)

"Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation," by Robert J. Norrell (Boganmeldelse, Peniel E. Joseph, The New York Times)

America's seismic divide on race continues (Danielle Allen, The Washington Post)

Angry over Walter Scott case, protesters confront police, each other in North Charleston (Video, Andrew Knapp, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Bryan Stevenson wants to end racial injustice (Al Jazeera America)

César Vargas: How I became black (César Vargas, Okayafrica)

Clinton campaign blasts Maine governor over racial comments (Video, David Jackson, USA Today)

College sports exploits unpaid black athletes. But they could force a change. (Donald H. Yee, The Washington Post)

Comment | Does populism trump racial prejudice? (Ron Formisano, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky)

Delaware's next chapter: Reconciliation, reformation and transformation (Interdenominational Ministers Action Council, The News Journal, Delaware)

Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry (Pamela Constable, The Washington Post)

Donald Trump's pro-discrimination spokesperson once sued employer for racial discrimination (Sam Biddle, Gawker)

Federal drug policy softens as whites become face of heroin addiction (David Fonseca, Takepart)

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America (Ana Swanson, The Washington Post)

Gene Lyons: No racial double standard at work in Oregon (Gene Lyons, Chicago Sun-Times)

GOP governor under fire following racially charged comments (Video, Steve Benen, MSNBC)

How "woke" went from black activist watchword to teen internet slang (Charles Pulliam-Moore, Fusion)

"If we don't look at the larger structural issues, we can't begin to solve the problem" (Janine Jackson, Fair)

In your heart, you know he's right: Trump and Muslim immigration (Roger L. Simon, PJ Media)

King: Racism is alive in Kentucky amid legal debate over makeup of juries (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

LePage says drug-dealers-getting-white-girls-pregnant issue has nothing to do with race (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Michael Marshall's death at the Denver jail ruled a homicide. Why was he there in the first place? (Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, The Huffington Post)

Minority issues need bipartisan debate (Kathie Obradovich (The Des Moines Register), Boston Globe)

Mississippi honors Vernon Dahmer, fifty years after KKK slaying (Corey Fedde, The Christian Science Monitor)

Molly Fleming: Tamir Rice's death exposes racism in the U.S. (Molly Fleming, The Kansas City Star)

New at Reason: Getting to the facts behind the "Neoconfederate Alabama cops" story (Anthony L. Fisher, Reason)

New York police sergeant to face internal charges in Eric Garner confrontation (Al Baker, The New York Times)

NYPD officer disciplined for not profiling enough black and Latino youth (S. Wooten, Reagan Ali (Counter Current News), Mintpress News)

NYPD sergeant at scene of Eric Garner chokehold death placed on modified duty, served departmental charges (Rocco Parascandola, Joseph Stepansky, New York Daily News)

NY sergeant stripped of her gun and badge following internal charges in Eric Garner case (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Of color, at Yale (Nick Chiles, Lily Engbith, Yale Alumni Magazine, Connecticut)

Paul LePage's racist fearmongering on drugs (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Playing the Trump card (Carlton Waterhouse, Indianapolis Recorder)

Politicians play the race card. This is what helps neutralize it. (John Sides, The Washington Post)

Quintonio LeGrier - shot by police - remembered as a bright, shy kid (Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times)

Racial misconception: Second- and third-generation Latinos say "We're American" in new public service ad (Arvin Paculaba, Latin Post)

Racism is a faith issue (Jim Wallis, The Huffington Post)

Rahm Emanuel is a national disgrace: Why he represents every worst instinct of the Democratic Party (Jack Mirkinson, Salon)

The Rahm Emanuel we knew all along (Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune)

Reasons why federal civil rights investigations can proceed for an extended period of time (John Marzulli, New York Daily News)

Samuel L. Jackson baffled by furor over racially charged "The Hateful Eight" language (Wenn blog)

Sandra Bland and what no one seems to know about their rights (Tamara Tabo, Above the Law)

Sandra Bland died for nothing (Trevor Durham, Uloop)

Stephen A.: Criticism of LeBron James is incredibly unfair (Video, ESPN)

Suspect in Pa. cop ambush said he acted "in the name of Islam," police confirm (Video, Fox News)

Threats made against Tamir Rice prosecutor are investigated (Associated Press, ABC News)

What Donald Trump owes George Wallace (Dan T. Carter, The New York Times)

What, if anything, could exonerate Michael T. Slager? (Chris Haire, Charleston City Paper, South Carolina)

Where White People Meet is the worst dating site, but not alone (Tracy Clark-Flory, Vocativ)

White privilege, mansplaining, and the pathologies of identity politics (Damon Linker, The Week)

Whiteboro to vote on "racist" town seal showing white man wrestling Native American (Ben Axelson, Syracuse.com, Syracuse, New York)

Why don't black and white Americans live together? (Rajini Vaidyanathan, BBC News)

Why one handshake exposes the racial double-standard in U.S. policing (Kyle Jaeger, Attn:)

Why we live in a white neighborhood (Chris Ladd, Houston Chronicle)

Yes, sexual preference based on race is racist (Zach Stafford (The Guardian), AlterNet)


Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson and what makes some black people "adamant that he is innocent" (Shaunna Murphy, MTV)

A brief history of gun control in America or why Obama may be the greatest gun salesman in US history (Kyle Becker, Independent Journal)

Building myths on the border (Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect)

Business school is worth $22,000 more if you're White or Asian (Natalie Kitroeff, Bloomberg)

CBS asked by Native American group not to use Redskins name if team gets to Super Bowl (The Hollywood Reporter)

College degree gap grows wider between whites, blacks and Latinos (Meredith Kolodner, The Hechinger Report)

Color barrier: Segregation images resonate 60 years on (Natalia Jimenez, NBC News)

The Democratic Party in the South has changed for good (Michael A. Cooper Jr., New Republic)

The GOP needs a new immigration strategy (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week)

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, a Christie supporter, makes racially charged remarks (Michael Barbaro, The New York Times)

"Grant Park" review: A novel about America's continuing racial divide (Boganmeldelse, Lisa Page, The Washington Post)

The great melting (The Economist)

Gun control and white terror (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Hillary Clinton is courting voters in the Asian-American community, slamming rhetoric of GOP rivals (Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report)

How do we solve stubborn segregation in schools? (Video, PBS Newshour)

Identity politics makes a comeback in America (Robert W. Merry, The National Interest)

Judges impose Va. congressional map that adds likely Democratic seat (Jenne Portnoy, The Washington Post)

Kamoinge's half-century of African-American photography (Maurice Berger, The New York Times)

Las Vegas police mistake cellphone for gun, fatally shoot unarmed man (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Mayor Riley's fond farewell (Leder, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

National Black Church Initiative declares mayor Rahm Emanuel morally unfit to continue as mayor (Afro)

Oklahoma residents find KKK letters in yards (Video, NBC Nebraska)

An open letter to black African immigrants (Nadege Seppou, The Huffington Post)

Our compassion for drug users should not be determined by race (Marc Mauer, The Guardian)

Race shouldn't be a scapegoat to defend Bill Cosby (Ernest Owens, Metro)

Race still an issue in America (Gene A. Budig (Times of Trenton), NJ.com, New Jersey)

A show of African American artists resonates in racially divided Detroit (Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic)

Understanding the rhetoric(s) of race (Andre E. Johnson, Patheos)

Univision host charges Rubio, Cruz with racial treason: "No greater disloyalty" (Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller)

Voter suppression battles to watch in 2016 (Kira Lerner, Think Progress)

What's the point of the new Ted Cruz birtherism? (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Why black clergy ought not oppose same-sex marriage (COMMENTARY) (Gilbert H. Caldwell, The Washington Post)


5 ways to check your white privilege (Mehak Anwar, Bustle)

Barbara Ehrenreich: White working-class longevity drops along with white privilege (Barbara Ehrenreich, Los Angeles Times)

Black Lives Matter: A little historical context seems in order (Jeff Kolnick, MinnPost, Minnesota)

Black pedestrians matter (Donnell Alexander, Miami Observer)

Black students demand segregated spaces from white students (Alec Dent, The College Fix)

Brookline officers refuse to work pending racial probe (Ellen Ishkanian, Boston Globe)

Church renaming diversity day in honor of Sandra Bland (Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, Chicago Tribune)

The death penalty's last stand (Charles Ogletree, Slate)

Do black lives matter to evangelicals? (John Inazu, The Washington Post)

Family mourns Chicago police shooting victim as questions persist (Aamer Madhani, USA Today)

Here's how the nation responded when a black militia group occupied a government building (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Hermione is only white because you say so (Isabelle Culkin, Palatinate, UK)

How our brains respond to race (Robert M. Sapolsky, The Wall Street Journal)

Is a lack of teacher diversity related to higher suspensions unexcused absences? (Nicole Gorman, Education World)

I was America's favorite immigrant ogre for one hundred years (Danusha V. Goska, FrontPage Mag)

Killer Mike: White people just discovering racial injustice "more blind that I thought" (Christian Holub, Entertainment Weekly)

Lawsuit: White student bragged about sex with black athletes, then got them expelled for rape (Robby Soave, Reason)

Lead exposure is a race issue. The crisis in Flint, Michigan, shows why. (German Lopez, Vox)

Leaving well enough alone (Charles Fried, The Huffington Post)

No, there isn't a racial double standard at work in Oregon (Gene Lyons, The National Memo)

One block, two businesses, three families: A Detroit story (Tim Kiska, Detroit Metro Times)

Poll: Most Americans favor regulating "hate speech" on campus (Blake Neff, The Daily Caller)

Reimagining the University: A new paradigm for racial justice (Ajay Nair, The Huffington Post)

Researchers assess racial differences in smoking behaviors after screening (Jason Hoffman, PharmD, RPh, Oncology Nurse Advisor)

The remaking of the American West (Jacob Shamsian, New Republic)

Setting the record straight on race-based admissions (Paul Moreno, The Washington Times)

South Miami cop shoots unarmed local football star for no reason (Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times)

The students running "white unions" on US campuses (Insaf Abbas, BBC News)

Tamir Rice's mom: "Doesn't matter who's investigating" (Video, USA Today)

Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland is charged with perjury (David Montgomery, The New York Times)

Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted and fired for lying in police report (Video, Associated Press, The Huffington Post)

When black lives mattered (Boganmeldelse, Jason L. Riley, City Journal)

When companies hire temp workers by race, black applicants lose out (Will Evans, Reveal)

Where American families are moving (Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Politics)

Where to date a bored, racist white guy (Emily Shire, The Daily Beast)

Whose president was he? (Michael Eric Dyson, Politico)

Why Obama's tears on push for stricter gun laws isn't protecting black youth from violence (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Why the mother of Tamir Rice feels snubbed by LeBron James (+video) (Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor)


America's police problem isn't just about police (Rosa Brooks, Foreign Policy)

Angling for the hopping mad (Leder, The New York Times)

Black community seeks the power of the ballot (Ramon Taylor, Voice of America)

Black lives matter: Fighting violence and HIV (Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., The Huffington Post)

Blacks, Native Americans more likely arrested on light rail (Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

The Bundys and the irony of American vigilantism (Jedediah Purdy, The New Yorker)

Chicago lawyer resigns after judge rules he hid evidence (Michael Tarm (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

Diversity proponents looking for the Academy to lead way (Reginald Stuart, Diverse Education in Higher Education)

Diversity's marginalization (Dr. William J. Carroll, The Huffington Post)

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Looking back at her call to uproot racism (Gregory Carr, Ph.D., Ebony)

Exploring the double standard: What if the Ore. militants were black or Muslim? (Richard Prince, The Root)

Family angry after cop who fatally shot unarmed motorist is released on bond (Associated Press, New York Post)

Former S.C. police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott released from jail (Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post)

How America's anti-immigrant hysteria just hit an unprecedented new low (David Dayen, Salon)

How Trump-style politics turned California into a blue state (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

I stopped reading white male authors last year. Here's what I learned. (Jeva Lange, The Week)

Making affirmative action work (Tom Caramanno, The Huffington Post)

Man behind gutting of Voting Rights Act: "I agonise" over decision's impact (Andrew Gumbel, The Guardian)

Missouri lawmakers want police to take "racial bias training" (Mary Wisniewski (Reuters), Business Insider UK)

A nightmare in Chicago: Inside the city's long history of police lying - mostly unpunished (Daniel Denvir, Salon)

Race and violence on the gridiron (Emily Woodbury, Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio)

Race in health care: Doctors' distinct body language may reveal racial bias toward patients (Lizette Borrelli, Medical Daily)

Racial identity, and its hostilities, return to American politics (Eduardo Porter, The New York Times)

Racial preferences and the folly of "strict scrutiny" (Jonathan Bean, Washington Examiner)

Recognizing and healing racism in society and in our bodies: A radical act of sacred justice (Marisela B. Homez, MD, PhD, The Huffington Post)

Study shows racial bias in media coverage of celebrity domestic violence (Phys.org)

Welcome to Missouri, and civil rights 2.0 (Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report)

What it's like to be black in Iowa, one of the whitest states in the union (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

Why police alone isn't enough to change racial injustice in America (Rahel Gebreyes, The Huffington Post)


Americans are split along party lines over whether schools should punish racist speech (Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post)

Armed militia takes over federal building in Oregon. They're white, so what do we call them? (Laura Clawson, Daily Kos)

As justices weigh affirmative action, Michigan offers an alternative (Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times)

Bill Cosby and the slave mentality of black America (Cherese Jackson, Guardian Liberty Voice)

Black lives matter (Lara Norkus-Crampton, Southside Pride, Minneapolis)

Chicago pays $5.5M in reparations to 57 Burge torture victims (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

CMSD resource officer under investigation after NewsChannel 5 asks about his Tamir Rice comments (Video, Sarah Boduson, Newsnet5, Cleveland, Ohio)

Founder of White People Meet: Don't call me racist, "I dated a black woman once" (Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post)

Freedom's struggle: History parallels happenings in today's world (Jan Biles, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas)

Good news: No one is using that white-people dating site (Jacob Brogan, Slate)

How Rahm Emanuel became a symbol for what's wrong with the Chicago police (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

How zoning restrictions make segregation worse (Richard Florida, City Lab)

If the Oregon militiamen were Muslim or black, they'd probably be dead by now (Wajahat Ali, The Guardian)

In defense of LeBron James: Athletes and social issues (Dwayne Wong (Omowale), The Huffington Post)

Is the Oregon standoff evidence of a racial double standard? (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

James Haught: What liberals have done right (James Haught, Savannah Now, Georgia)

The lingering health effects of the Civil War (Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Washington Post)

Making police use-of-force data more transparent (Nick Selby, Indianapolis Star)

Martin Luther King on the first amendment (David Moshman, The Huffington Post)

New IPRA chief promises greater transparency, independence (Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times)

On being brown when your father is white (Sarah Gladstone, The Huffington Post)

The Oregon standoff and America’s double standards on race and religion (Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post)

Police shooting victim's family reflect 12 years after his death (Video, Tabnie Dozier, WHAS11, Louisville, Kentucky)

Poll: Whites and Republicans are angriest people in America (Yanan Wang, The Washington Post)

Racial attitudes still divide the two major parties (Sean McElwee, Al Jazeera America)

Racial surveillance has a long history (Dorothy Roberts, Jeffrey Vagle, The Hill)

Report: 1,200 people killed by police last year, black men nine times more likely to be killed than anyone else (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Segregation declines in Chicago, but city still ranks high, census data show (Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune)

Senior city lawyer quits after judge rules he hid evidence in fatal police shooting (Jason Meisner, Stacy St. Clair, David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune)

South Carolina cop who shot and killed Walter Scott granted bail due to delay in trial (Elliot Hannon, Slate)

Tamir Rice and Oregon's white terrorists (Rini Sampath, The Huffington Post)

They'd be killed if they were black: The racial double standard at the heart of the new Bundy family standoff (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Troubling emails show Rahm's office knew they had a big problem with Laquan video (Aaron Cynic, Chicagoist)

Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820 (Alvin Chang, Vox)

Watson: The focus is on black lives now (Brian T. Watson, The Salem News, Massachusetts)

What if the Oregon protesters were black or Muslim? Debate ensues (Katie Rogers, The New York Times)

What three college presidents learned from campus racism protests (Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post)

Which has hurt Chicago's image lately: "Chi-Raq" or Mayor Rahm Emanuel? (Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune)

Why the Feds have not ended the Oregon milia standoff (Alex Altman, Time)

Why Trump may be winning the war on "political correctness" (Karen Tumulty, Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post)

The year the politically correct chickens came home to roost (Robert Tracinski, The Federalist)

You can simultaneously support the police and racial justice (Rachel Lu, The Federalist)

Youth violence prevention: How race/ethnicity influence fighting among young people (Justin Caba, Medical Daily)


2015 in language: "We can get up in each other's faces so easily" (Scott Timberg, Salon)

Arab-Americans shouldn't be classified as white (Germine H. Awad, Al Jazeera America)

As militia takes over federal building, Fox defends Confederate flag's place in "middle America" (Video, David Edwards, Raw Story)

Black Girls Vote looks to get young women to polls (Yvonne Wenger, Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun)

Confederate graves, Gov. Aycock marker vandalized at Oakwood cemetery (Josh Shaffer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Counterfactual identity swap (Matt Bruenig, mattbruenig.com)

The dukkha of racism: Racial inclusion and justice in American convert buddhism (Justin Whitaker, Patheos)

Homophobia, racism marred Philadelphia's annual New Year's parade (Video, The Huffington Post)

Kasich on Tamir Rice: People "are very frustrated" (Video, Meet the Press, NBC News)

"Man up" on racism (Video, Julia Schmalz, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Michael Slager, officer charged in Walter Scott shooting, released on $500K bail (Andrew Knapp, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Plan for Civil War-themed dance draws protests (Claire Osborn, Austin American-Statesman, Texas)

Rosewood massacre a harrowing tale of racism andn the road toward reparations (Jessica Glenza, The Guardian)

The selective racial outrage over police shootings (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Strange fruit: Critical media consumption and the Mall St. Matthews incident (Laura Ellis, WFP News, Louisville, Kentucky)

Study: Campaign ads with dark-skinned black people appeal to white racism (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Terrorists? Freedom fighters? Oregon standoff poses quandary for media. (Paul Farhi, The Washington Post)

Thinking harder about political correctness (Robert Kuttner, The Huffington Post)

This comic sums up the double standard used to excuse white violence (Tom McKay, Mic)

This man is searching for a link between illiteracy and racial bias (Keisha Katz, NBC News)

Thomas Chatterton Williams: My black privilege (Thomas Chatterton Williams, Los Angeles Times)

Twitter mocks double standard in response to militia takeover of Oregon federal building (Tom McKay, Mic)

What's happening in Oregon is nothing less than armed sedition (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

White Americans angrier about the news than other racial groups (Nolan Feeney, Time)

The year ahead: A changing of the guard amid a brave new world (Armstrong Williams, The Washington Times)


Activists mourn race theorist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (Bill Chappell, NPR)

America's real racial double standard: How the law - and white people - turn "race-neutral" into "pro-white" (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Authors of "All American Boys" talk about how book has sparked race discussion (Radio, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Black Lives Matter: We saw it coming, now here's what's coming next (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

Chicago violence, homicides and shootings up in 2015 (Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune)

Confronting racism on US campuses requires facing the legacy of segregation (Cary Fraser, Truth Out)

The conundrum of cops and Cosby (Christopher "Flood the Drummer" Norris, The Good Men Project)

A different note on race at Yale (Phillip Lutz, The New York Times)

Emails reveal City Hall struggle to quell Laquan McDonald crisis (Chris Fusco, Mick Dumke, Chicago Sun-Times)

Interracial marriage - how did newspapers cover it in 1967 (North Dallas Gazette)

Is Donald Trump a bigger threat to America than ISIS? (Coburn Palmer, Inquisitr)

The myth of the killer-cop "epidemic" (Michael Walsh, New York Post)

A North Carolina police department improves its customer satisfaction (Radio, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Opinion: Churches reveal racial divide (Robert Newman, Cincinnati Enquirer)

Quentin Tarantino: "It's about damn time" US discussed racist past (The Guardian)

Quentin Tarantino: "the Confederate flag was the American swastika" (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, UK)

A racial achievement chasm in D.C. public schools (Paul Mirengoff, Power Line)

Tamir Rice's mother calls out "corrupt" criminal justice system (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)


A better standard for the use of deadly force (Olevia Boykin, Christopher Desir, Jed Rubenfeld, The New York Times)

Bill Cosby, Tamir Rice, and the power of prosecutors (Jay Michaelson, The Daily Beast)

Chicago email release deepens Rahm Emanuel's crisis over teen shooting by police (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Defenders of Confederate symbols mount a counterattack (Cameron McWhirter, The Wall Street Journal)

Despair and hope for the new year (Richard Falk, Foreign Policy Journal)

Donald Trump's brand of bigotry: Made in the USA (Bob Levin, The Globe and Mail, Canada)

Dynamics of false consciousness: America today (Norman Pollack, Counterpunch)

Erika D. Smith: With justice elusive for Tamir Rice, Black Lives Matter is just getting started (Erika D. Smith, The Sacramento Bee)

Exposing Black Lives Matter (Rev. Dr. Eric M. Wallace, PhD, CatholicCitizens.org)

For black women, the Cosby indictment is painfully complex (Lonnae O'Neal, The Washington Post)

In Baltimore, few home loans for African Americans (John Taylor, The Washington Post)

In D.C. schools, the racial gap is a chasm, not a crack (Colbert I. King, The Washington Post)

It ain't just the flag. A look at Confederate iconography in the South (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

An old liberal looks at race (HHH Is My Hero, Chicago Now)

The ones that got away: 14 police shootings that saw no charges in 2015 (Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Daily Kos)

Something wicked: White supremacy as 2016's urgent faith challenge (Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thislethwaite, The Huffington Post)

Tamir Rice protesters picket house of Cleveland prosecutor Timothy McGinty (Afi Scruggs, The Guardian)

Transportation as a racial justice issue: White Southern Republicans opposition to mass transit spending keep low income black people mired in poverty (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

We subsidize occupation force policing (Wendell Griffen, Counterpunch)

When Florida men overcame our racists (Matthew Clavin, The Daily Beast)