Januar 2017


Gitte Nielsen, cand.mag., Amerikanske Studier



The 12 early warning signs of fascism (Martin Longman, Washington Monthly)

24 hours at JFK: The hour-by-hour account of two Iraqis' detainnment and release (Reeves Wiedeman, New York Magazine)

The abnormal presidency of Donald Trump (Roger Cohen, The New York Times)

"Anti-fascists" plan to "shut down" Milo's event at UC Berkeley (Charlie Nash, Breitbart)

A closer look at Neil Gorsuch, an excellent choice for the Supreme Court (John G. Malcolm, Elizabeth Slattery, Tiffany Bates, The Daily Signal)

Fact check: Christian refugees "unfairly" kept out? (Robert Farley, FactCheck.org)

FBI rule book reveals loopholes for infiltrating groups protesting pipelines (Kevin Gosztola, ShadowProof)

Five myths of the debate over Trump's refugee exective order (David French, National Review)

Give Trump a chance? (Radio, Michael Waldman, Gayle Trotter, 1A, WAMU, Washington DC)

How Obama will take on Trump (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

How the shooting of an anti-racist activist exposes a disturbing double standard (Natasha Lennard, Fusion)

In 2014, Steve Bannon explained his worldview. This year, he helped craft a visa ban that fit it. (Tara Golshan, Vox)

Inequality and protest - getting it right (Sara Burke, Rosemary Bechler, Open Democracy)

The Japanese-American artist who went to the camps to help (Kathleen Massara, The New Yorker)

The leader of the A.C.L.U. has always fought fear with facts (Mariel Cruz, The Fader)

Meet the former NYPD chief who made a career out of putting dirty cops behind bars (Seth Ferranti, Vice)

A Moonlight revolution: The black queer experience comes of age in America (Les Fabian Brathwaite, Out)

Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, explained (Dylan Matthews, Vox)

Neil Gorsuch is not a villain (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

Neil Gorsuch is nothing like Donald Trump (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

Neil Gorsuch: Stellar résumé and Scalia-like legal philosophy (Video, Richard Wolf, USA Today)

Neil Gorsuch, the nominee for a stolen seat (Leder, The New York Times)

Of course it's a Muslim ban (William Saletan, Slate)

The people are leading the politicians in the fight against Trump (Joan Walsh, The Nation)

President Bannon? (Radio, Joshua Green, Michael Waldman, Gayle Trotter, 1A, WAMU, Washington DC)

Protecting public schools (Marjorie Ingall, Tablet)

Resisting militarized repression: Facing Trump's threat to "send in the Feds" (Aislinn Pulley, Truth-Out)

Senate panel's vote on Sessions delayed after contentious committee hearing (Kevin Johnson, USA Today)

Sessions' embrace of racist law one more reason to reject his confirmation as attorney general (Mark Potok, The Southern Poverty Law Center)

State Dept. dissent cable on Trump's ban draws 1,000 signatures (Jeffrey Gentleman, The New York Times)

Steve Bannon: The man behind Donald Trump's immigration ban (Philip Williams, ABC, Australien)

A supreme successor to Justice Scalia (Ed Whelan, National Review)

They were brought to the U.S. as kids - then sent back to a country they barely know (Jaime Jacques, Narratively)

Trump has given the right another Scalia (Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine)

"Trump is speaking about us without seeing us" (Alice Su, The Atlantic)

Trump picks Gorsuch for Supreme Court (Shane Goldmacher, Josh Gerstein, Matthew Nussbaum, Politico)

Trump refugee mess previews failures ahead. Marc Ambinder (Video, Marc Ambinder, USA Today)

Trump, refugees, and the truth (James Jay Carafano, Real Clear World)

Trump says Obama banned refugees too. He's wrong. (Zack Beauchamp, Vox)

Trump's counterproductive attack on sanctuary cities (Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings)

Trump's favorite voter-fraud activist hedges his claims (Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic)

Trump's immigration order triggers left's cultural totalitarianism (Joy Pullmann, The Federalist)

Trump's immigration order was a 9/11-style crisis reaction - without a 9/11 (Dara Lind, Vox)

Trump: The first ten days (Conrad Black, National Review)

Uncompromising (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

What's behind Donald Trump's decision to include some Muslim-majority countries in the travel ban - and not others? (Jack Moore, Conor Gaffey, Newsweek)

What Trump has in common with the last German emperor (Doug Bandow, Cato Institute)

"Why even let 'em in?" Understanding Bannon's worldview and the policies that follow (Frances Stead Sellers, David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post)

"Will he board the plane? I am freaking out!" (Læserbreve samlet af Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic)


After a weekend of chaos surrounding Trump's immigration ban, what's next? (Video, Jane C. Timm, Frank Thorp V, NBC News)

After temporary injunction, fate of some detained immigrants at US airports remains unclear (Candice Bernd, Truth-Out)

The alt-majority: How social networks empowered mass protests against Trump (Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times)

The Americans we need (Sue Halpern, Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books)

Bannon's self-fulfilling prophecy: A global war with Islam (Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

Behind Steve Bannon's rise to the National Security Council (Video, Chip Reid, CBS News)

The Blood of Emmett Till author talks interviewing Till's accuser and being published alongside Milo Yiannopoulos (Rich Juzwiak, Jezebel)

The controversy over the White House Holocaust statement, explained (Libby Nelson, Vox)

Crisis mode (Dahlia Lithwick, Leon Neyfakh, Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

The dark history of the White House aides who crafted Trump's "Muslim ban" (Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones)

Donald Trump's #MuslimBan is indisputably un-American (John Nichols, The Nation)

"Don't be afraid": How New York City's taxi drivers stood up against Trump (Raphael Orlove, Jalopnik)

A dramatic showdown at the Department of Justice (Matt Ford, Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)

Experts debate whether Trump's refugee order will make America safer (Josh Siegel, The Daily Signal)

Feds blow off judge and congressmen to enforce Trump's orders at Dulles (Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast)

Here's how Trump's refugee ban will help America's enemies abroad (Borzou Daragahi, BuzzFeed)

Holocaust exploitation (James Kirchick, Tablet)

How conservative a Supreme Court nominee can Trump get through the Senate? (Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight)

How Jeff Sessions helped kill equitable school funding in Alabama (Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica)

How to build an autocracy (David Frum, The Atlantic)

How Trump's order ended decades of American openness to refugees (Olga Khazan, The Atlantic)

How Trump's visa ban affects everyday American residents, in their own words (Tara Golshan, Vox)

Hundreds of U.S. diplomats protest Trump immigration ban in internal memos (John Hudson, Foreign Policy)

"I don't believe I'm in the U.S. anymore" (Diana Moskovitz, Deadspin)

If Trump goes after "Dreamers," Republican loyalty may be tested (Carl Hulse, The New York Times)

I'm a Syrian refugee in Texas. I have no idea when I'll see my children again. (Nadia Al Moualem, Vox)

Journalists slam Trump's "attack on the Constitution" (James Warren (Poynter.org), Vanity Fair)

Justice head tells staff not to defend Donald Trump's refugee order (Julie Pace (Associated Press), The Toronto Star, Canada)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump's Muslim ban makes America a "bad horror movie" (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter)

Left protests while Trump junks Obama's global immigration plan (Neil Munro, Breitbart)

The limits of liberal open-mindedness (Cheryl Bernard, The National Interest)

Major universities are calling their students home after the travel ban (Nidhi Subbaraman, BuzzFeed)

Mayors to Trump: "Don't punish us" (Brent Griffiths, Politico Magazine)

Muslims attacked, mosques threatened in wake of Trump travel ban (Dell Cameron, The Daily Dot)

Nazi jibes at Donald Trump demean the Holocaust, says Boris Johnson (Gordon Rayner, Steven Swinford, The Telegraph, UK)

New York stands up to Trump (Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker)

No, Trump, not on our watch (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Obama supports protests: "American values are at stake" (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

Refugee ban "a gift to those that hate us," says Madeleine Albright (Video, PBS Newshour)

Robert Reich: The dangerous rise of Steve Bannon (Video, Robert Reich, Newsweek)

Scientists face "nightmare" amid Trump's Muslim ban (Andrew Freedman, Mashable)

Seeing red over a decision to bar green card holders (Jim Geraghty, National Review)

The snake (Ezra Klein, Vox)

Starbucks commits to hiring 10,000 refugees in five years (Daniela Galarza, Eater)

Team Trump's messy defenses of the immigration order could hurt them in court (Dara Lind, Vox)

Tech leaders turn on Trump over "Muslim ban" (Maya Kosoff, Vanity Fair)

These communities have a lot at stake in Trump's executive order on immigration (Alan Berube, Brookings)

This ACLU lawyer is leading the legal fight against Trump's Muslim ban (Marisa M. Kashino, Washingtonian)

Trump fires acting attorney general for refusing to defend legality of his refugee ban (Video, David Lauter, Jaweed Kaleem, Chicago Tribune)

Trump has done what he said he would. So, what's next? (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

"Trump is right, in a way": These Christian Syrians in Pa. back the travel ban (Jose A. DelReal, The Washington Post)

Trump is standing on the wrong side of history (Kevin Maney, Newsweek)

Trump: Man who lost family in Holocaust is crying "fake tears" over Muslim ban (Laura Clawson, Daily Kos)

Trump's faulty refugee policy comparison (Eugene Kiely, FactCheck.org)

Trump's hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather: Jeff Sessions (Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post)

Trump's immigration insanity (Richard A. Epstein, Hoover Institution)

Trump's immigration order tests limits of law and executive power (Amanda Taub, Max Fisher, The New York Times)

Trump’s minister of propaganda and his "Occupy" film (Rick Perlstein, Washington Spectator)

Waking up and no longer feeling part of America (Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker)

What conservatives get wrong about Trump's immigration order (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

What every member of Congress from California said - or hasn't said - about Trump's immigration order (Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times)

What is wrong with Trump's immigration ban? (Al Jazeera)

White House addresses Bannon's views on Islam (Video, Steve Reilly, USA Today)

White House aides who wrote Trump's travel ban see it as just the start (Brian Bennett, Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times)

Why President Trump's executive order on Syrian refugees is wrong (Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute)

Why Trump's "Muslim ban" is a moral failure, explained by a political theorist (Sean Illing, Vox)

Why Trump's week of chaos may suit Steve Bannon's bigger plans (Heather Digby Parton, AlterNet)


The betrayal of legal immigrants who followed the rules (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

Carr: Dems would honor killer, not victim (Howie Carr, Boston Herald)

Claiming the future of black TV (Angelica Jade Bastién, The Atlantic)

Despite court order, Trump shows no sign of backing down on "Muslim ban" (Emily Mathieu, Jerry Markon, Katherine Shaver, The Toronto Star, Canada)

Governor of Washington condemns Trump's immigration ban (Video, Associated Press, The Telegraph, UK)

The (growing) list of Republicans in Congress who have criticized Trump's immigration order (Brad Plumer, Vox)

Hours after landing in U.S., Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump's order (Charles Ornstein, ProPublica)

How Trump's rush to enact an immigration ban unleashed global chaos (Michael D. Shear, Ron Nixon, The New York Times)

In a reversal, the Trump administration now says green card holders can enter the US (Andrew Prokop, Vox)

Iraqi green card holder afraid Trump's Muslim ban will force him to return to Iraq (Roqayah Chamseddine, ShadowProof)

Is Steve Bannon trying to instigate a constitutional crisis? (David Atkins, Washington Monthly)

The man behind Trump? Still Steve Bannon (Josh Dawsey, Eliana Johnson, Annie Karni, Politico)

Obama's America rises again (Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine)

Priebus: We won't apologize for keeping America safe (Video, Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics)

Readers on Trump's immigration ban (Læserbreve, samlet af Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Responding to Andrew McCarthy on the legality of Trump's immigration order (Patterico, Red State)

Ruth Negga: "There are films that really mark you. Loving is one of those for me" (Tim Lewis, The Guardian)

Spontaneous airport protests show the anti-Trump movement isn't going anywhere (Kia Makarechi, Vanity Fair)

#StayWoke: Trump names "alt-right" racist Steve Bannon to National Security Council while the world protests his Muslim ban (Angela Helm, The Root)

Stunning media malpractice on Trump suspension of entry (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Team Trump's messy defenses of the immigration order could hurt them in court (Dara Lind, Vox)

This is what it's like to come to the United States as a refugee (Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic)

"This policy is going to get Americans killed": Sen. Chris Murphy on Trump's refugee ban (Jeff Stein, Vox)

The travelers trapped in horrific limbo by Trump's immigration order (Dahlia Lithwick, Slate)

Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids (Video, Susan Page, USA Today)

Trump's immigration ban is already harming American science (Ed Yong, The Atlantic)

Trump's Muslim ban dominated conversation at the Sundance Awards (Jada Yuan, Vulture)

Trump's Muslim ban triggers chaos, heartbreak, and resistance (Ryan Devereaux, Murtaza Hussain, Alice Speri, The Intercept)

Trump's refugee policy raises a question: How do you tell a Christian from a Muslim? (Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times)

Two experts decode Trump's comments on crime and "the feds" (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

What Trump's executive order on immigration does—and doesn't do (Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic)

Why people are deleting Uber from their phones after Trump's executive order (German Lopez, Vox)


3 reasons Republican reassurances about Trump's refugee order ring hollow (Andrew Prokop, Vox)

America's liberal cities are readying to battle Donald Trump on almost every front (Max de Haldevang, Quartz)

Apple, Google, Uber, Tesla, and others react to Trump's refugee ban (Charlie Warzel, Sheera Frenkel, Nitasha Tiku, BuzzFeed)

Beyond romanticization: Reflections on Obama in the age of Trump (Olivia Blocker, Truth-Out)

Boston mayor: Why cities will protect immigrants (Video, Martin J. Walsh, CNN)

"But I have a valid visa:" An Iranian researcher barred from flying to US for new job (Sarah Kliff, Vox)

Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions (Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post)

Despite decades of racist and sexist attacks, Serena Williams keeps winning (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

Donald Trump's Muslim ban is cowardly and dangerous (Leder, The New York Times)

Donald Trump, the refugee ban, and the triumph of cruelty (Dylan Matthews, Vox)

"Dreams die" for refugees on verge of coming to U.S. as Trump closes door (Rod Nordland, Joe Cochrane, Patrick Kingsley, The New York Times)

Fear of refugees isn't logical. It's emotional. And that's why it's so powerful. (Brian Resnick, Vox)

Federal judge halts Trump's immigration order - but only for those already here (Dara Lind, Andrew Prokop, Vox)

"Give me your tired, your poor": The story behind the Statue of Liberty's famous immigration poem (Katie Reilly, TIME)

"I do not recognize the America that welcomed my family so many years ago" (Brian Resnick, Vox)

Immigration ban is unlikely to reduce terrorist threat, experts say (Scott Shane, The New York Times)

Interview for the resistance: Live from the spontaneous protests at JFK Airport (Sarah Jaffe, In These Times)

Judge temporarily blocks part of Trump's ban on refugees and citizens from 7 Muslim-majority nations (Chas Danner, New York Magazine)

Obama, you need to come home (Karen Hinton, New York Daily News)

One country, two tribes (Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times)

Pleas fail to derail "Blue Lives Matter" bill in Mississippi (Jeff Amy, The Philadelphia Tribune)

President Trump's immigration order, annotated (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

Protesters and lawyers scramble in response to Trump refugee order (Nahal Toosi, Politico)

Protesters rally at JFK Airport as lawyers say "dozens" detained over President Trump's immigration order (Video, Charlotte Alter, TIME)

Racing toward racism (Autry J. Pruitt, Town Hall)

Refugee madness: Trump is wrong, but his liberal critics are crazy (Dan McLaughlin, National Review)

The roots of a counterproductive immigration policy (David Frum, The Atlantic)

This harrowing map of lynchings in the U.S. will help inform your racial justice activism (Katie Dupere, Mashable)

Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S. (Rob Gillies (Associated Press), PBS Newshour)

Trump ban shuts Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi out of America (Siddhant Adlakha, Birth Movies Death)

Trump blocks Muslim refugees, America loses a part of itself (Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune)

Trump brings shame to U.S. with immigration ban based on fear (Janine Di Giovanni, Newsweek)

Trump says his refugee ban is about protecting America. It's really about Islamophobia. (Video, Zack Beauchamp, Vox)

Trump's ban leaves refugees in civil liberties limbo (Issie Lapowsky, Andy Greenberg, Wired)

Trump's curbs on visas and refugees could affect Americans (Nahal Toosi, Politico)

Trump’s exclusion of aliens from specific countries is legal (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

Trump's executive order on refugees - separating facts from hysteria (David French, National Review)

Trump's "extreme vetting" policy causes confusion and consternation around the globe (Laura King, Barbara Demick, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

Trump's order on the deportation of undocumented residents - annotated by an immigration-law expert (David A. Martin, Vox)

Trump's vision of "carnage" misses complex reality of many cities (John Eligon, The New York Times)

Uber's CEO praises the "magic of America" in toothless statement on immigration ban (Rhett Jones, Gizmodo)

A (very short) list of Republicans in Congress who have criticized Trump's immigration order (Brad Plumer, Vox)

White House defends immigrant ban after travelers stopped (Justin Sink, Nick Wadhams, Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg)

Will Trump's refugee ban have public support? (Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight)

With 153 words, Donald Trump just destroyed the American promise (Felix Salmon, Fusion)

A Yazidi refugee, stranded at the airport by Trump (Kirk W. Johnson, The New Yorker)


"1984" in 2017 (Rob Harvilla, The Ringer)

After Trump criticism on Chicago violence, Emanuel touts police smarts (Bill Ruthhart, Jeremy Gorner, Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune)

A better approach to violent crime (John Pfaff, The Wall Street Journal)

A city built on refugees looks at Trump's plan with fear (Jess Bidgood, Katharine Q. Seelye, The New York Times)

The closing of Trump's America (Roger Cohen, The New York Times)

Democracy wins one as a federal court strikes a big blow against gerrymandering (John Nichols, The Nation)

Donald Trump's un-American refugee policy (David Miliband, The New York Times)

Drug distributors penalized for turning blind eye in opioid epidemic (Charles Ornstein, NPR)

Ferguson missed deadlines in deal with Justice Department (Jim Salter, Eric Tucker, Associated Press)

A film series honors black women directors (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

Here's the insane story of how liberal trolls started making fake news for conservatives (Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed)

In private meeting, Pence vows "full evaluation of voting rolls" over claims of fraud (Lydoptagelse, Mike DeBonis, Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post)

It's the poverty, stupid, not Trump's imagined carnage (Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect)

KING: Woman who lied about Emmett Till should be prosecuted and all historical accounts should be revised (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

A little-noticed move by Trump could make it easier to deport immigrants (Craig Timberg, Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

Malala Yousafzai "heartbroken" over Trump's action on refugees (Brooke Seipel, The Hill)

NCRM's official statement on Donald Trump (Pressemeddelelse, David Badash, New Civil Rights Movement)

Orwell's "1984" and Trump's America (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker)

Properly honoring the legacy of these civil rights leaders (Læserbreve, The Washington Post)

Steve Bannon's war on the press (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)

There's a reason Trump keeps lying about voter fraud (Jason Kander, The Washington Post)

Trump abandons the secret code of "voter fraud" (Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic)

Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history (Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post)

Trump's executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it the most (Dara Lind, Vox)

Trump signs "extreme vetting" executive order for people entering the US (Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian)

Trump's immigration ban is illegal (David J. Bier, The New York Times)

Trump's immigration freeze omits those linked to deadly attacks in U.S. (Greg Myre, NPR)

Trump's latest executive order lays strong foundation for Muslim ban (Kevin Gosztola, ShadowProof)

Trump's whisperer-in-chief is treading on dangerous ground (Richard Cohen, The Southern Poverty Law Center)

The voter fraud fantasy (Leder, The New York Times)

Woman linked to 1955 Emmett Till murder tells historian her claims were false (Richard Perez-Peña, The New York Times)


Americans divided in views of use of torture in U.S. anti-terror efforts (Alec Tyson, Pew Research Center)

Being bolder with our demands: A conversation with Black Youth Project activist Biola Jeje (Sarah Jaffe, Truth-Out)

The border adjustment tax for dummies: Who will pay for the wall? (Tony Nitti, Forbes)

Breitbart reporter is a white nationalist with a long trail of racist and anti-Muslim Twitter posts (Eric Hananoki, Media Matters)

Byron York: Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law (Video, Byron York, Washington Examiner)

California today: Taking on Trump over sanctuary cities (Mike McPhate, The New York Times)

Can the Feds save Chicago? (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

Can Trump bring back torture? (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)

The debate over punching white nationalist Richard Spencer in the face, explained (German Lopez, Vox)

Delving into American racism (Charles Peckman, The Daily Iowan

Demonstrators, civil rights orgs rally in defense of immigrants, Muslims after executive orders (Chris Fuchs, NBC News)

Donald Trump campaign staffer who posted racist comments joins the administration (Laura Barron-Lopez, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump's "comprehensive immigration reform" is much broader than expected (Neil Munro, Breitbart)

Dreamers watch as the Trump assault begins (William Finnegan, The New Yorker)

Fear, faith and fair portrayals of Muslims (Radio, Aasif Mandvi, Melena Ryzik, Reza Aslan, Waleed Mahdi, 1A, WAMU (Washington, DC), NPR)

Federal judge rejects Ohio's new lethal injection process (Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Associated Press), Salon)

For a stark contrast to U.S. immigration policy, try Canada (Radio, Marisa Peñaloza, John Burnett, Morning Edition NPR)

"Give us your tired, your poor..." Actually... nevermind (Radio, Jason Barnett, Michael Marizco, Angela Kelley, Israel Ortega, 1A, WAMU (Washington, DC), NPR)

GOP leaders: Bill to build wall will cost up to $15 billion (Video, Erica Werner, The Washington Post)

How America lost its identity (Holger Stark, Der Spiegel English, Tyskland)

How author Timothy Tyson found the woman at the center of the Emmett Till case (Sheila Weller, Vanity Fair)

How to make "America first" truly great (Doug Bandow, The National Interest)

How Trump can end illegal immigration right now - without a wall (Steven Kopits, CNBC)

Illegals did vote in November, and Trump is right to investigate (Leder, Investor's Business Daily)

Illegal voting claims, and why they don’t hold up (Nate Cohn, The New York Times)

In defense of Trump's "Day of Patriotic Devotion" (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg)

In first interview as president, Donald Trump rejects reality (Emily Jane Fox, Vanity Fair)

In Trump's America, Jeff Sessions is a "civil rights champion" and truth is dying (Barrett Holmes Pitner, The Daily Beast)

Jeff Nichols on Loving: "You can't grow up in the American south and not confront race issues" (Steve Rose, The Guardian)

John Lewis - Love in action (Radio, On Being, NPR)

Kerry Washington on racism in Hollywood: "Why do we allow the myth of risk to exist?" (Chloe Tejada, The Huffington Post Canada)

Let Jerry Brown turn California into a socialist utopia (John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist)

Mapping environmental racism (Sandra Jordan, The St. Louis American)

Marilynne Robinson on what we're losing in President Obama (Literary Hub)

Mexican president cancels US visit over Trump's order to build border wall (David Agren, Ben Jacobs, Julian Borger, The Guardian)

Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on "sanctuary" counties (Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald, Florida)

The more Trump hates, the more America rejects his hatred (William Saletan, Slate)

A national sanctuary campaign is rising to defy Trump's nightmare white supremacist, xenophobic agenda (Sarah Lazare, AlterNet)

Nearly 8 decades later, an apology for a lynching in Georgia (Alan Blinder, Richard Fausset, The New York Times)

Rights advocates warn of backlash if President Trump pursues torture (Paisley Dodds, Lori Hinnant (Associated Press), TIME)

Searching for "bigot" and "racist" on Twitter brings up @RealDonaldTrump (Blake Montgomery, BuzzFeed)

Senate passes "Blue Lives Matter" bill (Jimmie E. Gates, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi)

Six wounded, two seriously, as gunfire erupts at Chicago memorial for gun victims (Awr Hawkins, Breitbart)

Swing Left and the post-election surge of progressive activism (Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker)

Texas almost bought execution drugs from 5 guys overseas who were accused of selling illegal party pills (Chris McDaniel, Tasneem Nashrulla, BuzzFeed)

That new "black site" plan isn't new, it came from Mitt Romney's campaign (Ali Watkins, Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed)

These numbers show why Trump's Muslim entry limit is absurd (Charles Kurzman, The Huffington Post)

Trump aide Bannon calls media the "opposition party" (Aidan Quigley, Politico)

Trump doesn’t mention Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Day message (Daniel J. Solomon, Forward)

Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows (Natasha Lomas, Tech Crunch)

Trump's border wall is a negotiating tactic straight out of his book "The Art of the Deal" (Ana Campoy, Quartz)

Trump's bogus border wall (Video, Juliette Kayyem, CNN)

Trump's imaginary "voter fraud" claims will make it harder for minorities to vote (Erika K. Wilson, The Washington Post)

Trump's immigration order expands the definition of "criminal" (Jennifer Medina, The New York Times)

Trump's impending executive order heralds 'dangerous' return to torture, official warns (Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian)

Trump's plan for refugees (Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic)

Trump threatens "sanctuary" cities with loss of federal funds (Martin Kaste, NPR)

Trump wants to empower local police to enforce immigration law, raising fears of racial profiling (Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Two Chicago PDs: TV show vs. DOJ report (Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune)

What could Trump's Muslim immigration order do? (Matt Ford, The Atlantic)

What we get wrong about "illegal immigration" (Daniel Connolly, The Week)

White fear of demographic change is a powerful psychological force (Brian Resnick, Vox)

Why early voting was overhyped (Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight)

Why Republicans won't break with Trump (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)


As end of DACA looms, colleges and organizers ramp up efforts to protect uncocumented students (Eleanor J. Bader, Truth-Out)

Bachmann: Gays, Muslims and Black Lives Matter "all seek domination over American freedoms" (Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch)

Bannon was registered to vote in two states: report (Mark Hensch, The Hill)

Chat: How's our democracy doing? (Micah Cohen, Nate Silver, Clare Malone, Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight)

Chicago looks to smartphones and sensors to help curb gun violence (Ann Givens, Mashable)

Civil rights group says Justice Department delay of Baltimore consent decree hearing raises "grave concerns" (Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)

The conspiracy theorist in the White House (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

DAPL: The push and pull of Standing Rock (Adam Valen Levinson, Al Jazeera)

Democrats must be racist (Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Mag)

Democrats warn Trump's voter fraud investigation will increase voter suppression (Madeline Conway, Heather Caygle, Politico)

Demonstrator arrested at inauguration describes being detained on the street for 8 hours (Anna Merlan, Jezebel)

Donald Trump declares war on Muslims (Dahlia Lithwick, Slate)

Donald Trump is moving forward with his wall. Is it really going to happen? (Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR)

Donald Trump is obsessed with his enemies, but he should be worrying about his friends (Haroon Moghul, Quartz)

Donald Trump's vote fraud investigation will finish what the GOP started (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

Draft of Trump plan to halt refugee flow to U.S. causes alarm, but some welcome the idea (Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times)

Draft order for re-opening CIA "black site" prisons would mark return to dark era (Kevin Gosztola, ShadowProof)

The fight for the soul of the Republican Party has been canceled (Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine)

Gingrich: Every time voter fraud is brought up, Dems scream "racist" (Video, Fox News Insider)

How money from slave trading helped start Columbia University (Gillian B. White, The Atlantic)

How three best documentary Oscar nominees capture our history of racial division (Bethonie Butler, The Washington Post)

How Trump has already taken us into full-on "Ninenteen Eighty-Four" territory (Chris Taylor, Mashable)

In city of Martin Luther King and John Lewis, a close eye on Trump (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

In Jordan Peele's horror movie, Get Out, the "monster" is liberal racism (Sam Adams, Slate)

Inside the new pipeline battle brewing in the "last frontier" of Texas (Esther Wang, Fusion)

Inside Trump County, USA (Mark Binelli, Rolling Stone)

"I played one of the most racist places in US": Moor Mother on protest, memory and Afrofuturism (Cameron Cook, The Vinyl Factory)

It's Breitbart's White House now: House organ of the alt-right builds a power base in the West Wing (Gary Legum, Salon)

It's official: Trump is taking his voter fraud myth to the White House - with real consequences (German Lopez, Vox)

John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky: Why Trump's probe of voter fraud is long overdue (Video, John Fund, Hans A. von Spakovsky, Fox News)

Justice Department signals change in approach to civil rights cases (Radio, Carrie Johnson, All Things Considered, NPR)

Mattis, Pompeo stunned by CIA "black sites" report (Austin Wright, Politico)

Minnesota officer exchanged racist texts with man who allegedly shot five Black Lives Matter protesters (Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News)

Most officers say the media treat police unfairly (John Gramlich, Kim Parker, Pew Research Center)

Nobody wanted to take us in: The story of Jared Kushner's family, and mine (Lizzy Ratner, The Nation)

The one SCOTUS nominee Democrats should stop at any cost (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

On voter fraud, Trump shoots first and aims later (Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

Rare discrimination finding by EPA civil-rights office (Talia Buford, The Center for Public Integrity)

Read leaked drafts of 4 White House executive orders on Muslim ban, end to DREAMer program, and more (Matthew Yglesias, Vox)

Read US president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall along the US-Mexico border (Quartz)

Revenge of the nation-state (Rich Lowry, Politico Magazine)

Sean Spicer: Draft order on interrogation methods "is not a White House document" (CBS News)

Six moves by the Trump administration that you may have missed (James Hohmann, Chicago Tribune)

The siege of sanctuary cities has begun (Henry Grabar, Slate)

Ta-Nehisi Coates on why Obama didn't believe Trump could win (Video, Constance Grady, Vox)

Ta-Nehisi Coates schools Seth Meyers on racism in America: "Not possible to imagine a black Donald Trump" (Video, Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet)

The teeth in Trump's new immigration rules (Danny Vinik, Politico)

These "miracle" biracial twins are not the solution to racism (Jaya Saxena, The Daily Dot)

This American carnage (Stephen Marche, The Walrus, Canada)

This is what Trump voters said when asked to compare his inauguration crowd with Obama's (Brian Schaffner, Samantha Luks, The Washington Post)

Trump believes millions voted illegally, WH says -- but provides no proof (Video, Kevin Liptak, Dan Merica, CNN)

Trump expected to order border wall and temporary immigration ban (Margaret Hartmann, New York Magazine)

Trump issues executive orders on Mexico border wall, Syrian refugees (Amrita Khalid, The Daily Dot)

Trump orders could deport millions, build wall, but it won't be easy (Benjy Sarlin, NBC News)

Trump planning to suspend refugee program, block visitors from some Muslim nations (Nahal Toosi, Politico)

Trump says torture works as his government readies a review (Bradley Klapper, Desmond Butler, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press)

Trump seeks "major investigation" into unsupported claims of voter fraud (Jenna Johnson, Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Trump's flashy executive actions could run aground (Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim, Politico)

Trump signs executive orders to stem illegal immigration. Now what? (Josh Siegel, The Daily Signal)

Trump's support for torture resonates in America's most notorious prison: Analysis (Michelle Shephard, The Toronto Star, Canada)

Trump starts vowed immigration crackdown with border wall, possible limits on refugees (Molly O'Toole, Foreign Policy)

Trump stirs fear with voter fraud probe (Video, Jordan Fabian, Jonathan Easley, The Hill)

Trump's tough-guy talk on torture risks real lives (Jane Mayer, The New Yorker)

Trump’s voter fraud claims undermine the democratic process and his presidency (Dan Balz, The Washington Post)

Trump's voter fraud example? A troubled tale with Bernhard Langer (Glenn Thrush, The New York Times)

Trump's "voter-fraud" investigation targets states that opposed him (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

The wall is the least aggressive part of Trump's executive actions on immigration (Dara Lind, Vox)

We survived Trump's inauguration, tear gas, and protests. Bring on the next four years. (Sydney Brownstone, Heidi Groovere, The Stranger, Seattle)

What are "black sites"? 6 key things to know about the CIA's secret prisons overseas. (Video, Julie Vitkovskaya, The Washington Post)

What if Trump did send the Feds to Chicago (Katelyn Fossett, Politico Magazine)

White House draft order calls for review on use of CIA "black site" prisons overseas (Greg Miller, The Washington Post)

White House prepares executive action to probe voter fraud claims (Video,Zeke J. Miller, TIME)

The White House will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants (Annalisa Merelli, Quartz)

Why Trump's "Muslim ban" won't stop the terrorism threat (Jennifer Williams, Vox)

Why Trump's wall with Mexico is so popular, and why it won't work (David Cook Martín, The Conversation)

Yes, Trump could bring back torture. Here’s how. (Zack Beauchamp, Jennifer Williams, Vox)


115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity (Kristen Bialik, Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center)

The 2017 Oscar nominations are here, and are not so white (Charles Mudede, The Stranger, Seattle)

The 2017 Oscar nominations don't matter (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

Activists poke Trump to move faster on Muslim crackdown (Nahal Toosi, Politico)

After political shift, modest changes in public's policy agenda (Meningsmåling, Pew Research Center)

American carnage (Richard Seymour, Jacobin)

"American carnage" is real (Justin Fox, Bloomberg)

America's second civil war (Dennis Prager, Real Clear Politics)

Anti-immigration groups are pushing Trump to stick to campaign pledge to deport Dreamers (Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times)

Can you turn a terrorist back into a citizen? (Brendan I. Koerner, Wired)

Congratulations, Donald Trump, you just reignited the DAPL resistance (Rebecca Bengal, Vogue)

"The daylight underground" (Novelle, Héctor Tobar, Slate)

The Democrats' rise is far from inevitable (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg)

Democrats try to find a future post-Obama with fault lines along economics, race (Radio, Asma Khalid, All Things Considered, NPR)

Did Texas lawmakers deliberately pass a racist voter ID law? (Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current, Texas)

The documentary category makes history, but not without Oscar controversy (Steven Zeitchik, Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump against the world: The birth of a new nationalist world order (John Feffer, Truth-Out)

Graham to Trump: Stop alleging voter fraud (Video, Jennifer Calfas, The Hill)

Harlem schools are left to fail as those not far away thrive (Kate Taylor, The New York Times)

Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi (Bogkapitel fra "Insane Clown President", Matt Taibbi, Penguin Books, UK)

In Southwest Michigan, many aren't shrugging off the march (Martha Bayne, Belt Mag)

Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face? Leading ethicists weigh in: "No" (Video, Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek)

Jeff Sessions can help stop the "American carnage" (Sean Kennedy, Real Clear Policy)

Jerry Brown blasts Trump's "alternate universe of non-facts" (Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones)

Jordan Peele's genius new horror movie shows the terror of being black in world full of white people (Jada Yuan, Vulture)

Linda Sarsour's Muslim identity politics epitomize feminism's hypocrisy (Shireen Qudosi, The Federalist)

The many victims of gun violence come alive in a dread-drenched comic (Shea Hennum, Caitlin Rosberg, Oliver Sava, A.V. Club)

Marching off the identity politics cliff (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Missing all that racial healing (Jonah Goldberg, National Review)

The never-ending Indian Wars: Spotlight returns to Standing Rock (Stephanie Woodard, Yes! Magazine)

Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay stresses "now more than ever, it is important to educate ourselves" (Libby Hill, Los Angeles Times)

Oscar-nominated 'Zootopia' directors on how their film mirrors the Black Lives Matter movement (Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times)

Oscar nominations: A new landscape for "La La Land," #OscarsSoWhite and Mel Gibson (Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter)

Oscars 2017: This year's nominees tell a different story (Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

President Trump's illegal-voter paranoia is a fantasy. But the consequences are real. (Dara Lind, Vox)

Resituating Kerry James Marshall in a black radical tradition (Mimi Sheller, Hyperallergic)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares to push back against Trump's Dakota Access Pipeline order (Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times)

The state of black America (Radio, Elise Gould, Maurice Hobson, Ron Christie, Aisha Harris, 1A, WAMU (Washington, DC), NPR)

Trump gives green light to Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines (Brian Naylor, NPR)

Trump seeks to revive Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines (Video, Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Trump signs executive actions to advance Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines (Video, Andrew Restuccia, Josh Dawsey, Politico)

Trump's indefensible claims of rampant voter fraud are now White House policy (Philip Bump, Chicago Tribune)

Trump still insists millions voted illegally. (There's still no evidence of that) (Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR)

Tucker battles professor who blames Trump win on racism, "white supremacy" (Video, Fox News Insider)

The twilight of the liberal world order (Robert Kagan, Brookings)

Unwelcome in my country, unwelcome in my church (Camille Dungy, Literary Hub)

Watch: The Oscars aren't #SoWhite this time around (Video, Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times)

Why are cops putting kids in cuffs? (Robby Soave, Tyler Koteskey, Reason.com)

The woman making art out of the FBI's surveillance of her Black Panther father (Gabby Bess, Broadly)


After decrying fake news, journalists are still binging on fake news (Sean Davis, The Federalist)

Brian Eno: "We've been in decline for 40 years - Trump is a chance to rethink" (Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian)

Critics: Trump's deputies break his cheap-labor immigration promise on day one (Neil Munro, Breitbart)

Donald Trump's first official day as president: Far more protest songs than cabinet confirmations (Gil Kaufman, Billboard)

Donald Trump's inauguration: A dispatch from the end of America (Andy Cush, Spin)

Hillary Clinton plots her next move (Gabriel Benedetti, Politico)

How "dreamers" are preparing in case Trump ends Obama immigration actions (Video, Daniel González, The Arizona Republic)

How Trump is remaking the "culture war" (Rich Lowry, New York Post)

How we're planning to stay strong, defend community while resisting Donald Trump (Autostraddle)

How will Congress cope with Trump? (Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic)

Is Texas about to execute an innocent man? (Jeremy Stahl, Slate)

Jesus Christ at the inauguration (Timothy Denevi, Literary Hub)

Of boldness: Some rhetorical pointers on Trump's inauguration address (Matthew Sharpe, The Conversation)

An Oklahoma horror story (Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project)

Peter's choice (Rick Perlstein, Mother Jones)

Police, public differ on key issues but align on others (Rich Morin, Pew Research Center)

Rebecca Solnit: How to find hope in a new era of darkness (Steven Blum, Broadly)

Revisiting Eminem's "White America," 15 years later (Frank Guan, Vulture)

Revolt is the only barrier to a fascist America (Chris Hedges, Truth Dig)

A step-by-step guide to a meme about punching a Nazi in the face (Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post)

Sterling K Brown: "Life itself feels like success as a black man - if you can hold on to it" (Ashley Clark, The Guardian)

The triumph of the won't (Laurie Penny, Pacific Standard)

Trump and GOP seem poised to usher in sweeping changes in immigration policy (Victor Li, ABA Journal)

Trump repeats lie about popular vote in meeting with lawmakers (Michael D. Shear, Emmarie Huetteman, The New York Times)

Trump retreats from immigration hard line, continues Obama's executive amnesty (Caleb Howe, Red State)

Trump's speech wasn't divisive. He said he'd fight for all Americans. (Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post)

Trump's truth-telling about "American carnage" (Heather Mac Donald, National Review)

Trump's "day one" on immigration: soft talk and no action (Dara Lind, Vox)

Voices from Friday's Occupy inauguration rally in Seattle (Creative signs division) (Amber Cortes, The Stranger, Seattle)

We can make the Nazis back down (Eric Ruder, Jacobin)

What Trump can and can't do to immigrants (David Bacon, Truth-Out)

When the white nationalists came to Washington (Vegas Tenold, New Republic)

With Donald Trump as president, Americans are flocking to socialism (Kate Aronoff, In These Times)


America is still the future (Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine)

Amartya Sen: "Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they're very wrong" (Will Hutton, The Guardian)

The horrible new normal (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

In Trump's America, "felony riot" charges against inauguration protesters signal dangerous wave of repression (Sarah Lazare, AlterNet)

The losers of 2016 (Walter Russell Mead og stab, The American Interest)

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer got punched - you can thank the black bloc (Natasha Lennard, The Nation)

Paul Beatty: "For me, Trump's America has always existed" (Vidhi Doshi, The Guardian)

Read Aziz Ansari's SNL monologue taking on Donald Trump (Video, Mahita Gajanan, TIME)

Russia: Life after trust (Michael Idov, New York Magazine)

We asked a bunch of Trump supporters at a "DeploraBall" about what it means to be a deplorable (Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz)

Will rural voters who swung to Trump swing back? (Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)


Analysis: Donald Trump promises a presidency like no other (Benjy Sarlin, NBC News)

Attack on alt-right leader has internet asking: Is it O.K. to punch a Nazi? (Liam Stack, The New York Times)

Beware the rise of left-wing authoritarianism (Daniel McCarthy, National Review)

The die is cast: why Trump can't help but try dictatorship (Jim Sleeper, Open Democracy)

Donald Trump's chilling language, and the fearsome power of words (Michiko Kakutani, Vanity Fair)

A former Obama speechwriter annotates Donald Trump's inauguration speech (Laura Dean, Jezebel)

A harrowing walk through D.C. on a very weird day in American history (Madeleine Davis, Ellie Shechet, Jezebel)

Hayward: Trump's "nationalist" outreach - "Black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots" (John Hayward, Breitbart)

In a rust belt town, the Women's March draws shrugs and cheers from afar (Julie Bosman, The New York Times)

The inauguration, and the counter-inauguration (Megan Garber, The Atlantic)

Inauguration: The morning after (Caleb Howe, Red State)

Last day at the civil rights division (Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker)

Massive crowds at women's marches greet Trump presidency with historic defiance (Daniel Dale, The Toronto Star, Canada)

Obama’s final ride into a wet, foggy California night (Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post)

There were hopes and dreams aplenty at Trump's inauguration, but whose? (Keith Woods, Code Switch, NPR)

Top Trump civil rights official is an expert at defending Republican redicstricting (Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed)

Trump's Mexico bashing may backfire if peso plunge forces poor migrants north (Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

Why we march (Sarah Brown, Vogue)


All the latest songs protesting Donald Trump's inauguration and raising money for charity (Dee Lockett, Vulture)

"America first": Donald Trump's populist inaugural address (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

"America first": President Donald Trump brings the rain in inauguration address (Matthew Boyle, Breitbart)

"American carnage": The Trump era begins (James Fallows, The Atlantic)

Assessing Obama (Jacobin)

As Trump is sworn in, supporters debate his role in healing racial wounds (Jorge Encinas, Leah Donnella, Code Switch, NPR)

At his inauguration, Trump signals no break from his politics of fear and loathing (David Corn, Mother Jones)

Barack Obama leaves as he arrived: An optimist calling us to defend and extend democracy (John Nichols, The Nation)

Barack Obama was the perfect pop culture president - for better or worse (Todd VanDerWerff, Vox)

Can America's divides be healed? (David French, National Review)

The damage already done by Trump's presidency (Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone)

Divisive, ungracious, unrepentant: this was Trump unbound (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian)

Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, annotated (The New York Times)

Donald Trump's inaugural speech, deconstructed: "He's reinforcing his brand image as an outsider" (Joseph Brean, National Post, Canada)

Donald Trump's unprecedented, divisive speech (David Von Drehle, TIME)

The epic fail that has been the Obama presidency (Dan Spencer, Red State)

Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address (Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post)

Fact check: President Trump's inaugural address (Video, Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson, Robert Farley (FactCheck.org), USA Today)

From Obama to Trump: No ordinary lurch (Michael Grunwald, Politico Magazine)

Half a century later, In the Heat of the Night remains sadly topical (Mike D'Angelo, A.V. Club)

Hasan Minhaj of the Daily Show on the need for "political wokeness" in the age of President Trump (Jon Wilde, GQ)

How the crowd at the Trump inauguration reflected our divided politics (Sean Illing, Vox)

An impulsive authoritarian populist in the White House (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)

Inauguration bar-hopping in Chicago's most pro-Trump neighborhood (Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader)

Inauguration protesters vandalize, set fires, try to disrupt Trump's oath, as police arrest more than 200 (Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz, Peter Hermann, The Washington Post)

Is America racist? Under Donald Trump, liberal Maryland town battles hate crimes, prejudice toward immigrants, blacks (Video, Tim Marcin, International Business Times)

Is this fascism? (Kevin Passmore, Slate)

A morning with "adorable deplorables": why Trump supporters are optimistic (Lois Beckett, The Guardian)

Obama's racial legacy: Some last words on the first black president (Gene Demby, Code Switch, NPR)

Obama stayed out of the swamp, and that hurt him (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg)

Pepper spray and stun grenades: Inauguration offers preview of Trump-era policing (John Knefel, Truth-Out)

Protesters to President Trump: The resistance begins now (Video, Maya Rhodan, TIME)

Republican nativism helped turn California blue. Trump could do the same for the whole country. (Nicole Hemmer, Vox)

The relevance of hope under Trump (Ronald Aronson, The Nation)

Silicon Valley's immigrant community anxiously anticipates President Trump (Caroline O'Donovan, BuzzFeed)

That black cloud hanging over Trump's inauguration? Not just rain. (Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader)

T.I. answers "Where do black people go from here" in new open letter (Video, John Gotty, Uproxx)

The Trump era begins (Peter Grier, The Christian Science Monitor)

Trumpism's Twitter wing celebrates with a "DeploraBall" (Charles Homans, The New York Times Magazine)

Trump is in; now where does Standing Rock stand? (Melissa Cox, Truth-Out)

Trump promises "America First" in defiant and divisive inaugural speech (Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy)

Trump's recycled campaign speech made no effort to bring Americans together (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

An unprecedented president (Yuval Levin, National Review)

We are entering the great unknown. It's scary as hell. (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Welcome to the Trump presidency (Molly Ball, The Atlantic)

What are the Dakota Access Pipeline builders trying to keep secret? (Four Arrows, Truth-Dig)

What we heard at the Trump inaugural (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Whose streets? (Sarah Jaffe, Book Forum)

Why the election of 9 black female judges in Alabama matters (Lindsay Peoples, New York Magazine)

With echoes of the '30s, Trump resurrects a hard-line vision of "America First" (David E. Sanger, The New York Times)

Your guide to Trump's very white, very rich, very frightening cabinet (Jezebel)


All hail Trump, the great transgressor! (Brian McNair, The Conversation)

The alt-right's meltdown is just like any other message board drama (Katie Notopoulos, BuzzFeed)

Are you not alarmed? (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Barack Obama: a celebration in verse (Ben Okri, The Guardian)

Barack Obama built a new kind of Camelot for a new generation (David Horsey, Los Angeles Times)

Barack Obama is not cool (Rembert Browne, New York Magazine)

Barack Obama won the White House but Democrats lost the country (Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight)

The challenge posed by Obama's calm, dignified competency (Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

Claudia Rankine's home for the racial imaginary (Lauretta Charlton, The New Yorker)

Democrats in the wilderness (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico Magazine)

Eight years of trolling Obama (D'Angelo Gore, FactCheck.org)

The electoral college is even more biased than you think. But Democrats can beat it. (Sean Darling-Hammond, The Nation)

From hope and change to a country still divided (Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report)

The hacks that broke the election's back (William deBuys, The Nation)

How Trump won: The Midwest (Sean Trende, David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

"I grew up afraid and guilty over my immigration status" (Læserbreve udvalgt af Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Black celebrities must "be fearless and relentless in speaking up" against Trump (Guest column) (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter)

Keith Ellison on his DNC vision, the Democrats' down-ballot collapse, and identity politics (Ezra Klein, Vox)

The legacy of President Barack Obama (Sean Yoes, AFRO)

Little-known African-American chefs fed presidents more than just food (Trevor Hughes, USA Today)

Luke Cage: When representation isn't enough (Rebecca Bodenheimer, The Rumpus)

Meet the former undocumented immigrant running for Congress to fight Trump (Gabby Bess, Broadly)

Missing Barack Obama already (Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times)

Obama aides, full of emotion, get ready to turn out the lights (Sarah Wheaton, Politico)

Obama hoped to be a transformational president. He failed. (Jack Balkin, Vox)

Obama's legacy: Refining system of secrecy, cracking down on leaks (Kevin Gosztola, ShadowProof)

Obama's parting gift: The power not to fear white racism (Carvell Wallace, The New Yorker)

Obama was not the left's Reagan (Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review)

On Barack Obama's last day in office, Newsweek recalls its first cover story on the Illinois senator (Newsweek)

The oral history of President Barack Obama playing pickup basketball (Clay Skipper, Jay Willis, GQ)

Preserve, protect, and defend (David Remnick, The New Yorker)

"Responsible nationalism": Paul Ryan warming to Donald Trump's ideology with "border adjustment tax" (Matthew Boyle, Breitbart)

Sadie Barnette turned her Black Panther father's FBI file into art (Rebecca Bengal, Vogue)

Sen. Kamala Harris to speak at Women's March on Washington (Los Angeles Times)

Tonight, the sun sets on the Obama administration for the last time (Jim Geraghty, National Review)

Top 10 ways Obama violated the constitution during his presidency (Ilya Shapiro, The Federalist)

Trump and Obama's legacy of racism (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Trump's hostile takeover of the American brand (Todd Gitlin, Columbia Journalism Review)

A wall alone can't secure the border, no matter who pays for it (Lily Hay Newman, Wired)

Watching Trump win from the White House (Pat Cunnane, The New Yorker)

What does a Trump presidency look like for minorities who moved out of red states? (Ann Babe, Pacific Standard)


Barack Obama bio "Audacity" is at war with itself (Boganmeldelse, Brice Ezell, PopMatters)

Barack Obama's evolution in 10 years of hip-hop lyrics (Musik, Deena Zaru, Brenna Williams, CNN)

Barack Obama was a foreign-policy failure (Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy)

Before and after Obama: 10 signs of a diminished America (John Hayward, Breitbart)

Bill Ayers believes opposition to Trump should come from the people - not the Democratic Party (Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader)

Can Trump really make America great again? (Tom McCarthy, The Guardian)

The changing gender and sexual demographics of the United States (Tristan Bridges, Pacific Standard)

Civil rights groups urge Facebook to fix "racially biased" moderation system (Sam Levin The Guardian)

Democrats: Left in the lurch (Alex Seitz-Wald, Sam Petulla, NBC News)

"DeploraBall" highlights worries over "alt-right" participation in Trump presidency (Tyler Pager, The Boston Globe)

Deputy says woman who shot teen used racial slurs (Ellen Eldridge, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Donald Trump adviser accused in lawsuits of hiring people to discriminate and attack African-Americans (Video, Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News)

Don't like militarized police and mass incarceration? Blame progressivism. (Thaddeus Russell, Reason.com)

"Don't tell me it's going to be OK": diary of a Latino teenager in the age of Trump (Angelina Alvarez, The Guardian)

Even following a death sentence, Dylann Roof's fate remains uncertain (Dustin Waters, Charleston City Paper, South Carolina)

Frontline's "Divided States of America" takes a hard look at the country's fractures (Melanie McFarland, Salon)

Going high: The trouble with Barack and Michelle Obama's big ask (John Vercher, WBUR, Boston)

Google and the miseducation of Dylann Roof (The Southern Poverty Law Center)

The great orator, the smart guy (Niele Anderson, Los Angeles Sentinel)

Hail Trump? White nationalists already losing faith in President-elect (Video, Sara Ganim, Chris Welch, CNN)

The history of scapegoating Black Lives Matter (Aliyah Thomas, Study Breaks)

How America fails people of color with eating disorders (Angela Garbes, Fusion)

How Donald Trump came up with "Make America Great Again" (Video, Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post)

How medical copays haunt prisoners and their loved ones (Max Rivlin-Nadler, Vice)

How Obama quietly reshaped America's war on drugs (German Lopez, Vox)

How Trump won: The Northeast (Sean Trende, David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

Immigration is a ticking time bomb Trump needs to defuse (David Curtis, The Federalist)

Lawsuit alleges that Trump adviser hired people to attack African-Americans in his clubs (Margaret Hartmann, New York Daily News)

A mayor denies it is his voice on lewd, racist tapes. His colleagues say "resign" (Amy B. Wang, The Washington Post)

Michael Eric Dyson wants white people to step up and actually do something about racism (Will Greenberg, Mother Jones)

National Guard deploys missile launchers to Dakota Access Pipeline to "observe" protestors (David Axe, The Daily Beast)

The Obama era tarnished the press (Noah Rothman, Commentary)

Obama gave undocumented youth a lifeline. Under Trump, the threat of losing it hangs heavy (Nina Mashurova, The Fader)

Obama: Race issues in America are no longer the same old black-white battle (Video, Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics)

Obama's foreign-policy legacy: The limits of American restraint (Richard Fontaine, National Review)

Obama's whoppers (Eugene Kiely, FactCheck.org)

Power outages (Gene Seymour, The Baffler)

The public voice of George Lucas' museum talks diversity, access and how this museum aims to be different (Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times)

Racism, nepotism, blackmail: Highlights from Paul LePage's deplorable governorship (Ryan Bort, Newsweek)

The Rust Belt gave Trump victory, now they want jobs in return (Video, Todd Spangler (Detroit Free Press), USA Today)

Secret Service settles 2000 racial discrimination suit for $24 million (Alex Johnson, NBC News)

Texas panel on wrongful convictions calls for ending use of unverified drug field tests (Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica)

Thank you and farewell, President Obama: Will we ever see another truly "presidential" leader? (Bob Cesca, Salon)

This white Chicago cop isn't surprised his department is accused of routine brutality (Justin Glawe, Vice)

Trump-Lewis clash serves neither man's purposes (A.B. Stoddard, Real Clear Politics)

Trump the "first step" toward identity politics: Richard Spencer (Video, Paul Hunter, CBC News, Canada)

Two cases could limit or enhance Trump's ability to engage in mass deportations (Garrett Epps, The Atlantic)

The US doesn't have an immigration problem - it has a refugee problem (Ana Campoy, Quartz)

Was Barack Obama a transformative president? (Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor)

The west was built on racism. It's time we faced that - video (Video, Kehinde Andrews, Leah Green, Bruno Rinvolucri, The Guardian)

White America is quietly self-segregating (Alvin Chang, Vox)

Who decides who counts as Native American? (Brooke Jarvis, The New York Times Magazine)

Why poor people make expensive financial decisions (Gillian B. White, The Atlantic)

Will our first black president also be our last? (Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times)


10 years ago today Obama made a huge promise. He didn't keep it. (Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post)

Activists claim to unveil leader of "alt-right" website the Right Stuff (Jason Wilson, The Guardian)

The alt-right comes to Washington (Ben Schreckinger, Politico Magazine)

Arizona ethnic studies bill and what it means to be American (Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

The assassination of Donald Trump (Ben Stein, The American Spectator)

Barack Obama is preparing for his third term (Jason Zengerle, GQ)

Barack Obama's deplorable race relations legacy (Steve McCann, American Thinker)

Being a black man in white America: a burden even Obama couldn't escape (Gary Younge, The Guardian)

Bill Moyers: "Hidden Figures" shows how far we've come - and why Jeff Sessions is such a threat (Bill Moyers, In These Times)

Black Lives Matter: birth of a movement (Wesley Lowery, The Guardian)

Black Lives Matter launches tool that lets you mark yourself "unsafe" and black in America (Aaron Morrison, Mic)

Blue lies matter: How the rise of video shattered police credibility (Albert Samaha, BuzzFeed)

By end of Obama's presidency, most hope had vanished (Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter)

Chicago police and the need for justice (Paul Albaugh, The Patriot Post)

CNN's Marc Lamont Hill, Sheriff David Clarke fling racial slurs at each other on Twitter (Alex Griswold, Mediaite)

Conservatism is not racism (Star Parker, Toronto Sun, Canada)

A defense of Obama that cherry-picks the facts (Peter Berkowitz, Real Clear Politics)

Donald Trump's "law and order" obsession is rooted in America's racist past - and points toward a dystopian future (Heather Digby Parton (Salon), AlterNet)

Dyson: No denying a lot of anti-Obama sentiment was "racially driven" (Video, Fox News)

Electing Barack Obama, the first black president, did not absolve the US of its racist history (Feliks Garcia, The Independent, UK)

Federal prosecutors oppose statewide jury pool for upcoming trial of Michael Slager (Dustin Waters, Charleston City Paper, South Carolina)

The first black president faced great expectations. What will be Obama's legacy on race? (Video, PBS Newshour)

For one Alexandria neighborhood, the "alt-right" is all wrong (Courtland Milloy, The Washington Post)

Georgia county commissioner urged to resign after denouncing Rep. John Lewis as "racist pig" (Andrew Blake, The Washington Times)

Goodbye, Barack Hussein Obama: America's first "Muslim president" (Wajahat Ali, The Guardian)

How historical games integrate or ignore slavery (Amanda Kerri, Rock Paper Shotgun)

How the alt-right is rebranding white supremacy (Erika Heidewald, Global Comment)

How the presidency changed Obama (Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times)

How Trump won: The West (Sean Trende, David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

How your racial biases can change in a heartbeat (Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times)

I guess I'm an angry white man (Joe Bob Briggs, Taki's Magazine)

"I'm not racist..." (Video, Julie Philipp, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, New York)

Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III (Video, Joanna Walters,The Guardian)

Is Donald Trump carrying out the white nationalism of an alt-right presidency? (Shane Burley, Truth-Out)

"I think about my son every day": Trayvon Martin's mother on life five years later (Janet Mock, Marie Claire)

Jeff Sessions will return justice to the Department of Justice - and no, he's not racist (Ron Christie, Independent Journal Review)

Law professors sign letter opposing Sessions (Flora Lipsky, Yale Daily News, Connecticut)

The legacy of hope (Cassandra Good, U.S. News & World Report)

LePage scolds civil rights icon John Lewis, calls for NAACP to apologize to white America (Scott Thistle, Portland Press Herald, Oregon)

Let's end trademark piety. Racial slurs should be trademarked -- it will only reduce their use (Omri Ben-Shahar, Forbes)

Let's make Martin Luther King's advice to judge by character, not color, extend beyond his holiday (Rit Varriale, Independent Journal Review)

Malcolm X warned blacks about sellouts entertaining racist leaders like Trump (Mo Barnes, Rolling Out)

Mihalopoulos: On blogs, cops offer own take on federal report (Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times)

More than 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration (Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post)

National outrage over racial remarks bounces off LePage in Maine (Christopher Cousins, Bangor Daily News, Maine)

No black jurors in Black Lives Matter protest shooting trial (Video, Paul Blume, Fox9 KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota)

Obama isn't planning to be as silent as Bush in post-presidency (Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal)

Obama set America back (Læserbrev, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania)

Obama's failed black legacy (Clarence V. McKee, Newsmax)

Obama's uncertain legacy (William A. Galston, Brookings)

Opinion: At Supreme Court, the Slants are "fighting for more than a band name" (Simon Tam, NBC News)

Part 7: What it means to be an ex-felon (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

Racial bias happens in a heartbeat - literally (Michelle Kuepper, ResearchGate)

Rappers and the 2016 presidential election: Was hip-hop woke enough? (Sowmya Krishnamurthy, XXL)

The real reason Trump won: Part 4 of 4 (Dan McLaughlin, National Review)

Resistance manual (Politisk anti-Trump wiki-hjemmeside)

Richard Spencer and his alt-right buddies launch a new website (Osita Nwanevu, Slate)

Richard Spencer launches "alt-right" website on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (Sarah Viets, The Southern Poverty Law Center)

Right Side Broadcasting, the "unofficial version of Trump TV," hires racist YouTube prankster "Joey Salads" (Eric Hananoki, Media Matters)

Rob Schneider's history of being racist: From brownface to his civil rights tweets (Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast)

Roughly Speaking podcast: Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin and mothers having "the talk" with their sons (episode 198) (Podcast, Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun)

See which states have achieved the most and least equality (Andre Grant, GOOD)

Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert tackle Trump's "super-racist" feud with John Lewis (Video, Maeve McDermott, USA Today)

Should we be able to reclaim a racist insult - as a registered trademark? (Sarah Jeong, The New York Times Magazine)

Steve Harvey apologizes for racist jokes about Asians (Video, Maeve McDermott, USA Today)

Student's controversial painting of Ferguson removed from Capitol display (Kevin Freking (Associated Press), PBS Newshour)

Thank you, President Obama (David Muhammad, The Lousiana Weekly, New Orleans)

Through the lens of hope: Obama's videographer debriefs (Martin Snapp, California Magazine, University of California Berkeley)

Timeline of Dylann Roof's trial from day of Charleston shooting to death penalty (Video, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

To Obama with love, and hate, and desperation (Jeanne Marie Laskas, The New York Times Magazine)

The Trumpcare conundrum (Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic)

Trump: John Lewis "got caught in a very bad lie" about not attending other inaugurations, "grandstanding" (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Trump's America needn't feel threatened by Martin Luther King - it can just rebrand him (Lindy West, The Guardian)

White deputy in Tennessee suspended for using racial slur (Associated Press, ABC News)

Why Republicans might do almost nothing on immigration (Paul Waldman, The Week)

Why Theodore Melfi chose to make "Hidden Figures" over "Spider-Man" (Katie Kilkenny, Pacific Standard)

Why we need a project to document hate crimes (Leder, The New York Times)

Will your life matter to the Trump Department of Justice (Travis Nichols, AlterNet)

Yes, he did. Obama lifted the racial limits for all Americans (Jesse Jackson, The Guardian)

Yes, Trump can make Mexico pay for the border wall. Here's how. (Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post)

"Yes we can": Obama's complex legacy (Jerome Cartilliere (AFP), Yahoo News)


3 shot, 5 others injured at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day (Video, WSVN Miami, Fox News)

6 iconic Martin Luther King Jr. speeches you should stream today (Video, Amrita Khalid, The Daily Dot)

After eight years, Obama leaves a legacy of a wider racial rift (Dave Boyer, The Washington Times)

The alt-right eats its own: Neo-Nazi podcaster "Mike Enoch" quits after doxxers reveal his wife is Jewish (Matthew Sheffield, Salon)

America just spent 8 years with a black president. For many African Americans, it meant one big thing: freedom to "dream" (Jaweed Kaleem, Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times)

Are we there yet? Dallas reflects on MLK's dream as Obama's exit nears (Sarah Mervosh, The Dallas Morning News)

Barack Obama belongs to the ages (Todd S. Purdum, Vanity Fair)

Barack Obama: The change we believed in - and shouldn't have (Luke Parsnow, Syracuse New Times, New York)

Black leaders worry they won't have a seat at the table (Darren Sands, BuzzFeed)

Black Lives Matter activists aim to "reclaim" MLK as radical (Video, Fox News)

Black Lives Matter Chicago and Martin Luther King Jr. (Black Lives Matter Chicago, The Root)

Boeing's difficult journey from racism to diversity (Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times)

The black New Mexico opportunity (Michael Jefferson, New Mexico Political Report)

Can behavioral science help in Flint? (Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker)

Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63 (John Blake, Chandrika Narayan, CNN)

Copwatching, community organizing, and video activism (Chris Robé, PopMatters)

Culture and racial unease (Mel og Pearl Shaw, Black Star News)

D.C.'s gentrifying neighborhoods: A careful mix of newcomers and old-timers (Sam Gringlas, NPR)

The division of Black Lives Matter (Breanne Williams, The Oracle, University of South Florida)

Dr. Alveda King speaks out on Trump, Lewis feud (Video, Matthew Wisner, Fox Business)

Dr. King, race relations, and Obama's farewell address (Roger Clegg, National Review)

EDITORIAL: Courts reject another fix to Ferguson-related problems (Leder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The evolution of Dr. King (Lee Sustar, Jacobin)

Exclusive: Loretta Lynch says police issues are this era's civil rights struggle (Kevin Johnson, USA Today)

FBI's pre-election sweep of Muslim Americans raises surveillance fears (Mazin Sidahmed, The Guardian)

For Obama's black appointees, a calling that was more than service to country (Hannah Allam, McClatchy DC)

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Donald Trump: In many ways, the civil rights hero saw this coming (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

From MLK to Obama, and still not done (Las Cruces Sun-News, New Mexico)

Galloway on film: How Hollywood failed Martin Luther King Jr. (Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter)

Georgia county official faces heat for calling civil rights leader John Lewis a "racist pig" (Elise Foley, The Huffington Post)

The ghosts of Harlem past (Krishnendu Ray, Himal Southasian)

Hawaii most integrated state (Chad Blair, Honolulu Civil Beat)

Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal (Rafael Bernal, The Hill)

Historian explains the many reasons Martin Luther King Jr. would be appalled by Donald Trump (History News Network, Raw Story)

How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump (Gary Younge, The Guardian)

How Donald Trump and friends can crush the great crime wave (Karl Spence, National Review)

How mass incarceration pushes black children further behind in school (Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic)

How the systemic segregation of schools is maintained by "individual choices" (Radio, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Fresh Air, NPR)

How Trump won: The South (Sean Trende, David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

How young activists are reclaiming a more radical version of Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Iaconangelo, The Christian Science Monitor)

It's MLK Day, Mr. Trump, so show John Lewis some respect (Timothy L. O'Brien, Bloomberg)

John Lewis at Martin Luther King event: "Never, ever hate" - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

John's gospel of Trump's illegitimacy (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Juan Williams: Race, Obama and Trump (Juan Williams, The Hill)

King's daughter: Fight "no matter who is in White House" (Bill Barrow (Associated Press), Salon)

Krauthammer: Obama believing he is "the best president" he's ever been is a "pretty low bar" (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Letter from Birmingham Jail (Brev fra 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., The Atlantic)

Marc Lamont Hill: "Mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as photo-op for Trump" (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on added significance in the age of Trump (CBS News)

Martin Luther King, institutions and power (Jared Bernstein, The Washington Post)

MLK Day 2017: Mobilizing against racism, capitalism and militarism in a neo-fascist era (Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn, Truth-Out)

The MLK history forgot (Joshua Zeitz, Politico Magazine)

MLK's daughter on why her father's legacy is important now more than ever (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

MLK III: "Very constructive" Trump meeting (Video, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill)

More lockdowns, arrests as indigenous-led direct action campaign continues in West Texas (Candice Bernd, Truth-Out)

Nazis, racism, hatred: Why is Google still failing to police its own autocomplete function? (Jason Murdock, International Business Times)

A new Martin Luther King Jr. parade divides a Virginia town (Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times)

Obama leaves complex legacy about race in America (Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Obama legacy of freeing prisoners may come under Trump siege (Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times)

Obama's "arc" on race relations (Video, Athena Jones, CNN)

Obama's fake legacy: Progress in the black community (Katie Kieffer, Town Hall)

Obama's legacy won't be his political achievements (Jacob Weisberg, Slate)

Obama's presidency milestone, not a destination (Leder, Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee)

On MLK Day, here's what 7 black tech leaders say about diversity and the state of the industry (Lisa Stiffler, GeekWire)

On MLK Day, stand against identity politics (David French, National Review)

Part 6: Out of the halfway house, and then a scare (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

Photos: The rampage that came after Martin Luther King Jr. was slayed (Arkivfotos, Newsweek)

Policing in America in the age of Black Lives Matter (Radio, Rich Morin, Eugene O'Donnell, Wesley Lowery, WBUR, Boston)

Poll of cops shows the "Ferguson effect" is all too real (Leder, New York Post)

The Poor People's Campaign: the little-known protest MLK was planning when he died (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

A racial-justice argument against killing Dylann Roof (Jen Marlowe, The Nation)

Racism (Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr., The Huffington Post)

Racism and discrimination in health care: Providers and patients (Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Harvard Health Publications)

A racist in charge of our rights? (Nicole Colson, Socialist Worker)

Reflections on Barack Obama: A great and disappointing president (Salim Muwakkil, In These Times)

Report: Schools are teaching kids to hate America under the guise of "civics" (Joy Pullmann, The Federalist)

Requiem for a lightweight: Obama out (G. Murphy Donovan, American Thinker)

Rev. Al Sharpton urges Donald Trump to be "King-like" and speak with John Lewis (Erin Durkin, Edgar Sandoval, Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News)

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. on his son's legacy (Boguddrag fra 1980, The Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., Literary Hub)

"Statistical evidence not required" (Heather Mac Donald, City Journal)

Stephen A. Smith to black community: Meeting with Trump does not make you a sellout, respect the office (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Thanks, Obama: 11 accomplishments of the Obama administration (Kristen Hubby, The Daily Dot)

These photos show the power and dignity of black men (Wilbert L. Cooper, Vice)

Thousands march for racial unity on MLK Day in Sacramento, but rival gatherings strike an angrier note (Video,Sammy Caiola, Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee)

Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Walter Scott families protest ahead of Trump inauguration (Robin Seemangal, New York Observer)

Trial underway in San Diego cop's lawsuit against the city over racist cartoon (Dana Littlefield, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Trump's alleged recruitment by Russia coincides with his re-launch of the birther movement (Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

Trump's divided state of America (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

Trump serves up the latest chapter of racial backlash (Jefferson Morley, AlterNet)

Trump to meet Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son to observe holiday (Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times)

Video captures controversial arrest of black man in Chicago suburb (Video, Dean Reynolds, CBS News)

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech (Video, International Business Times, Raw Story)

WATCH: Superhero movies and shows need more racial diversity (Video, Amanda Marcotte, Salon)

What would MLK make of Trump's promises to the African American community? (Mensah M. Dean, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Where was Donald Trump when John Lewis was fighting for civil rights? Let's compare. (Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post)

Which Martin Luther King are we celebrating today? (Jason Sokol, The New York Times)

Why I'll miss Barack Obama (Daniel Allott, Washington Examiner)

Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed (Julius A. Amin, The Conversation)

With all due disrespect (Paul Krugman, The New York Times)

Wyclef Jean is in Twitter hell after releasing an ill-timed All Lives Matter song on MLK Day (Jasmine Grant, VH1)


Bankole: What Obama means to black children (Bankole Thompson, The Detroit News)

Black lives DO matter (Maya M., The Huffington Post)

Byron York: Dem dilemma: Stand with Lewis? (Video, Byron York, Washington Examiner)

Carr: Obama legacy a big lie, let me count the ways (Howie Carr, Boston Herald)

Chicago police assaulted children, got away with murders: DOJ report echoes what residents have long known (Sarah Lazare, AlterNet)

Crime in Chicago and America's policing crisis (Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker)

A departing Obama acknowledges some failures and warns Trump about the perils of Washington's partisanship (Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump blames dissolution of European Union on refugees - "all of these illegals" (Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump's attack on civil rights leader John Lewis, explained (Dara Lind, Vox)

Editorial: Reach across the racial divide on MLK Day (Video, Leder, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Fact-checking Donald Trump's claims about Atlanta (Linda Qiu, Jon Greenberg, The Daily Beast)

Friend of Martin Luther King speaks of continuing fight against racism (Video, CBS Chicago)

Hicks column: It takes a village to raise a racist (Brian Hicks, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

In feud with John Lewis, Donald Trump attacked "one of the most respected people in America" (Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post)

In final speech as attorney general, Loretta Lynch says: "We have to work" (Colin Dwyer, NPR)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. (Zack Boyers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Inquirer editorial: Blame politics for race relations decline under Obama (Leder, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

In Texas, a test of whether the Voting Rights Act still has teeth (Manny Fernandez, The New York Times)

In Trump's feud with John Lewis, blacks perceive a callous rival (Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Is the real Cory Booker now standing up? (John Fund, National Review)

John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the meaning of legitimacy (David Remnick, The New Yorker)

King's legacy still lives (Leder, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, then and now (Leder, New York Post)

Martin Luther King Jr. was a true conservative (Leder, The Washington Post)

North Dakota bill would protect drivers who "accidentally" hit and kill protesters (Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post)

Obama must have his applause - please (don't) clap (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

Obama's faith in white America was not misplaced, cont'd (Læserbrev udvalgt af Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic)

Obama's legacy of bad racial feeling (Leder, The Washington Times)

Obama's legacy of freeing prisoners may come under Trump siege (Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times)

Obama: Trump was a "change candidate" (Rebecca Savransky, The Hill)

One hand on light switch, Obama isn't flipping to "off" just yet (Michael D. Shear, The New York Times)

Part 5: Back to school and a sense of renewal (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

Parting words (George Packer, The New Yorker)

President Obama: A look back (Video, CBS News)

Priebus: "President Obama should step up," Lewis putting the U.S. down across the world (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Priebus to Obama: "Step up" and quiet Democrats who question Trump's legitimacy (Video, Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post)

Race is an integral part of Obama's story, and he embraced its complexity (Christi Parsons, Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times)

Rand Paul: John Lewis shouldn't be immune from criticism because he's a civil rights icon (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Restoring justice (Robert Knight, The Washington Times)

Seeking an escape hatch from Trump's America (Emma Green, The Atlantic)

South Carolina church massacre survivor: Witness to horror - and justice (Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times)

Stop pretending the Obama administration was "scandal free." It wasn't (Bre Payton, The Federalist)

"There cannot be a dream if it's based on a lie" (Steven Erickson, Fandor)

This MLK quote sums up the rise of white supremacy post-Trump (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began (Video, Rick Hampson, USA Today)

Trump no longer expected to visit African American museum on MLK Day: report (Rebecca Savransky, The Hill)

Trump’s attack on John Lewis is the essence of narcissism (Michael Gerson, The Washington Post)

Trump's attempt to ally with Russia against China is equal parts racism and stupidity (David Atkins, Washington Monthly)

Trump's lesser-known homeland security adviser espouses anti-Muslim policing (John Knefel, Truth-Out)

Virgil: Making America great again - or not: The establishment targets Trump's top strategist (Virgil, Breitbart)

We were soldiers: The flesh and blood behind the new civil rights monument (Rhonda Colvin, The Washington Post)

What the president wants you to forget (Genevieve Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

When do we arrive in post-racial America? (Leder, Belleville News-Democrat, Illinois)

You draw it: What got better or worse during Obama's presidency? (Interaktiv grafik, Larry Buchanan, Haeyoun Park, Adam Pearce, The New York Times)


"All talk, no action," says Trump, in Twitter attack on a civil rights icon (Mark Landler, The New York Times)

Angola prisoner retaliated against for speaking to journalist sues prison officials (Brian Sonenstein, ShadowProof)

"A bastion of racial and ethnic integration" (Daniel Cotzin Burg, The Baltimore Sun)

Black Lives Matter protesters march to Trump Tower from across five boroughs, demand meeting with president-elect (Video, Erin Clarke, NY1 News, New York City)

Can Clinton and Trump supporters agree on anything? (Philadelphia Magazine)

City Council critic accused of racist threats sues Los Angeles (Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times)

City of Biloxi, Miss., renames MLK Day and surely regrets it now (Angela Helm, The Root)

Creation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of "beloved community" remains unfinished (Glenn E. Rice, Katy Bergen, The Kansas City Star)

Cuban migrants on deadly journey to U.S. wrongfooted by Obama (Molly O'Toole, Foreign Policy)

The death of post-racial America: How Obama's presidency, and Trump's election, definitively killed an idea that never made sense (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Daily News)

Democrats should follow John Lewis' lead (Michelle Goldberg, Slate)

Desegregating Baltimore (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Donald Trump fires back at John Lewis after he challenged the president-elect's legitimacy (Sam Levine, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis (Video, David Smith, the Guardian)

Don't treat Donald Trump as if he's a normal president. He's not (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian)

Dropping the mic (Florida Courier)

Dylann Roof is an American problem (Bim Adewunmi, BuzzFeed)

Efforts to curb police abuses have mixed record, and uncertain future (Shaila Dewan, Richard A. Oppel Jr., The New York Times)

Eight was enough (Peter Wehner, The New York Times)

Eric Cantor: What the Obama presidency looked like to the opposition (Eric Cantor, The New York Times)

Farewell to Barack Obama: A humane, intelligent and (mostly) effective leader (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Gee, I'm starting to think the Obama DOJ just might be politicized (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

GOP senator slams Trump: John Lewis's "talk" changed the world (Nikita Vladimirov, The Hill)

Heed Coretta Scott King's warning on Sessions (Sherrilyn Ifill, CNN)

How black America saw Obama (Michael Eric Dyson, The New York Times)

How Cory Booker went from progressive hero to traitor in under 2 days (Jeff Stein, Vox)

How racist killer Dylann Roof met justice at the four corners of law (Don H. Doyle, The Daily Beast)

Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights (Brooke Seipel, The Hill)

"If I hadn't met Michelle Obama, I might not be where I am today" (Katie Wetherall, Kathryn Bromwich, Ursula Kenny, The Guardian)

In speeches and interviews, Obama holds on to the spotlight for his last days (Video, Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post)

John Lewis: "We will lay down the burden of racism" (Jennifer Brett, Atlanta Constitution-Journal)

Jolted by deaths, Obama found his voice on race (Michael D. Shear, Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Justice Department report: Chicago police hit children, kill dogs and shoot people for no reason (Josh Keefe, International Business Times)

King's transition from dreamer to radical resonates for activists (Errin Haines Whack (Associated Press), Houston Chronicle)

Lindsey Graham demolishes NAACP's racism "scorecard": "I hope that doesn't make us all racist"... (Mike Miller, Independent Journal Review)

Meet the biker hosting the biggest pro-Trump demonstration at the inauguration (Perry Stein, The Washington Post)

Mike Pence's environmental racism (John Halstead, The Huffington Post)

No racial barrier left to break (except all of them) (Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The New York Times)

The Obama speeches (George Blaustein, n+1)

Obama was the hope, change Americans of color needed (Erika D. Smith, The Sacramento Bee)

On precipice of Trump presidency, remember legacy of MLK (Charles W. Quann, The Philadelphia Tribune)

The optimism of Barack Obama (Leder, The New York Times)

Part 4: Restarting life in a halfway house (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

President Obama delivered his final weekly White House address (Video, The Week)

A president who inspired big dreams, and big smiles, in a young generation (Caitlin Dickerson, Adeel Hassan, Annie Correal, The New York Times)

Racism not just unscientific, stupid; it's sinful (Rev. Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pennsylvania)

The roots of bigotry (Hillel Italie (Associated Press), The Salt Lake Tribune)

Smooth-talking Jeff Sessions can't hide disturbing record (Marjorie Cohn, Truth-Out)

These lawmakers are disgusted by Trump's attack on civil rights icon John Lewis (Laurel Raymond, Think Progress)

The time has come to say goodbye to Obama. "Godspeed, brother. You did us proud." (Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald)

Trump attacks civil rights hero Lewis as "all talk" after he questions his legitimacy (Jessica Taylor, NPR)

Trump-Lewis feud could be harbinger of new round of hyper-partisanship (Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

A Trump swing voter looks ahead (Radio, Jeff Brady, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Ultimate measure (Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, The Times-Union, Albany, New York)

Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his. (Video, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post)

A vote for Jeff Sessions is a vote against freedom and equality (Rep. Barbara Lee, The Huffington Post)

We were warned about Barack Obama - by Obama himself (Paul Street, Truth Dig)

What I SHOULD have tweeted about Sasha (Jeff Yang, CNN)

Why Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents of all time (Jim Nelson, GQ)

Why Wells Fargo rejected a teacher's Black Lives Matter debit card design (Tracy Jan, The Washington Post)

Will racism end when old bigots die? (Leah Donnella, Code Switch, NPR)

"You focus on the good": Women who voted for Trump, in their own words (Susan Chira, The New York Times)


5 lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. to apply to Trump's America (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

9 powerful images of MLK's fight for equality (Robert Valencia, Mic)

Across the U.S., police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline (Reade Levinson, Reuters)

After white kid makes racist petition, cops say black kid uses KKK handle in tweet threat to school (Dave Urbanski, The Blaze)

An alt-right troll triumph (Elspeth Reeve, Vice News)

Anderson Cooper: If a Republican said about Clinton what John Lewis said about Trump... (Video, Josh Feldman, Mediaite)

Arizona Republicans move to ban social justice courses and events at schools (Sam Levin, The Guardian)

Armstrong Willams op-ed: Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real problem (Armstrong Williams, The Hill)

Barack Obama's amazing grace (Robert Mann, The New Orleans Time-Picayune)

Barack Obama's original sin: America's post-racial illusion (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The Guardian)

Ben Carson's denial of reality (Terrell Jermaine Starr, The New York Times)

Black and white police officers disagree on racial issues, survey finds (Andrew Kragie, Houston Chronicle)

Black high school student arrested for racist Twitter posts (Mo Barnes, Rolling Out)

Black-ish's "Lemons" is art for the age of Trump (TV-anmeldelse, Megan Garber, The Atlantic)

Blame the Democrat machine for the Chicago Police Department (Dennis Byrne, Chicago Now)

Bowing to family outrage, "Urban Myths" cans TV episode featuring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson (Libby Hill, Los Angeles Times)

Breitbart alumni launch "populist-nationalist" group (Rosie Gray, The Atlantic)

Capitol officials rule Ferguson painting will be removed (Kyle Cheney, Politico)

Charleston victim's kin says trial revealed "radical truth" about racism (Jon Schuppe, NBC News)

Chicago could become first test for Trump on police reform (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Chicago Police Department routinely violated people's rights, feds say (Video, Jon Schuppe, NBC News)

Chicago police officers have pattern of using excessive force, scathing Justice Dept. report says (Video, Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Chicago police routinely trampled on civil rights, Justice Dept. says (Julie Bosman, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Chicago police use excessive force, scathing Justice Department report finds (Aamer Madhani, USA Today)

Congressional alt-right special snowflake offended by high schooler's painting (David Michael Conner, The Huffington Post)

The controversial history of Martin Luther King Day (Becky Little, National Geographic)

Cubans sold everything to reach U.S., now hundreds stranded (Elisa Moreno, Reuters)

The Divided States: Trump's inauguration and how democracy has failed (Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian)

DOJ blasts Chicago police for constitutional violations in the use of force (Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader)

DOJ report doesn't surprise Black Lives Matter activists (Sam Charles, Chicago Sun-Times)

DOJ report rips Chicago police for poor training, excessive force, and racial bias (Adam K. Raymond, New York Magazine)

DOJ: "Severely deficient training" has led to pattern of abuse by Chicago police (Rebecca Hersher, NPR)

Dylann Roof is evil. Don't kill him (Jill Filipovic, CNN)

Even if Jeff Sessions isn't racist, that doesn't make him fit to be attorney general (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Experts spar over data suggesting blacks commit more crimes (Leonardo Blair, Christian Post)

First black president? Why stop at just one? (Terrence L. Moore, Ebony)

Forget a wall. There's a better way to secure the border. (Stephen R. Kelly, The New York Times)

"Hearts must change": Saying farewell to Obama, remembering Dr. King (Kevin C. Peterson, WBUR, Boston)

Here are the worst parts of DOJ's damning Chicago police investigation (Ryan J. Reilly, Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

How America's first president predicted Donald Trump (Tina Nguyen, Vanity Fair)

How political correctness hijacked Trump inauguration protesters' brains (Stella Morabito, The Federalist)

How the Sanford PD repaired its community relations after the Trayvon Martin case (Karen L. Bune, PoliceOne.com)

How to honor MLK legacy in Whitefish, Montana (Kenneth Stern, CNN)

Investigation of the Chicago Police Department (Rapport, United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, United States Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Department of Justice)

Jeff Sessions would blunt sharpest tool we have for police accountability (Alan Pyke, Think Progress)

The Justice Department report on Chicago police brutality is infuriating and deeply saddening (Kia Makarechi, Vanity Fair)

Justice Department report shows Chicago police routinely use violence and lie about it (Kevin Gosztola, ShadowProof)

Justice report questions Emanuel police changes (Dan Hinkel, Bill Ruthhart, David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune)

Katy Perry PSA for American Muslims asks "is history repeating itself?" (Video, Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

Knots and reparations (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Leslie W. Dunbar, white civil-rights leader of the '60s, dies at 95 (Richard Sandomir, The New York Times)

Long-distance running mates: Harlem women are in with Planned Parenthood (Video, Michele Gorman, Newsweek)

Losing hope in Obama (Læserbreve samlet af Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic)

Meet the leaders of the Trump resistance (Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone)

Mitchell: No surprises in DOJ report, just ugly truths (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

MLK's legacy is reflected in the grace shown by victims of Charleston gunman Dylann Roof (Jacquielynn Floyd, The Dallas Morning News)

The music Donald Trump can't hear (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker)

Native American students are suing the government over education quality (Elena Gooray, Pacific Standard)

New $100 coin features first-ever African-American Lady Liberty (Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian Magazine)

The new Lady Liberty coin is black - and racists on the internet are losing their minds (Melanie Ehrenkranz, Mic)

New national momuments highlight Reconstruction and civil rights history (Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian Magazine)

New U.S. gold coin features Liberty as an African American woman (Christine Barron, The Washington Post)

No, he didn't: Obama's legacy (Leder, The Spectator, UK)

No unauthorized immigrants? Manufacturing, hospitality workforces would struggle (Video, Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune)

Obama as symbol of hope, possibility for blacks, key to racial legacy, scholars say (Zak Koeske, Chicago Tribune)

Obama's DOJ: Chicago police use unconstitutional, "excessive" force (Awr Hawkins, Breitbart)

Obama's farewell speech in Chicago felt like the end of a dream (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)

Obama's last battle: His legacy (Michael Barbaro, The New York Times)

Obama's presidency: change against the wind (Leder, San Francisco Chronicle)

One Day at a Time star Isabella Gomez on Norman Lear, Rita Moreno, and her breakout role (Maria Elena Fernandez, Vulture)

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's resolve to renew our common humanity (Murali Balaji, The Huffington Post)

An open letter to a distant dream (Jerry Davich, Chicago Tribune)

Opinion: Narrowing the racial wealth gap (Thomas Shapiro, Roll Call)

OPINION: What I know of racism in the U.S. (Mark Wingfield, The News Virginian)

Part 3: The end of incarceration (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

President Barack Obama in NBC special talks legacy, how he "worked really hard" for America (Video, NBC News)

President Obama's disastrous record on race (Jon Gabriel, Ricochet)

President Obama's message to my son: "Clark, dream big dreams" (Hannah Booth, The Guardian)

President Obama, who hoped to sow peace, instead led the nation in war (Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times)

Private prisons are poised for a comeback under Trump. Here's how to reform them. (Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Vox)

Protest music: Then and now (Radio, Lydia Brown, WNPR, Connecticut)

Race colors jury selection for alleged Jamar Clark protest shooter (Radio, Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio)

The racist, anti-Semitic origins of right-to-work (Michael Pierce, People's World)

Racist trolls accuse wrong Asian woman of snapping photos of Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing notes (Charles Pulliam-Moore, Fusion)

Rep. John Lewis: "I don't see Trump as a legitimate president" (Video, Chuck Todd, Sally Bronston, Matt Rivera, NBC News)

Report: Chicago police use excessive force and often treat people "as animals or subhuman" (German Lopez, Vox)

Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police (Anna Brown, Pew Research Center)

Request for continuance filed in Michael Slager retrial (Gregory Yee, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina)

Richard Spencer gains notoriety for white nationalism, aims to grow movement (Keila Szpaller, Billings Gazette, Montana)

Self-segregation: how a personalized world is dividing Americans (Danah Boyd, The Guardian)

Sheriff Clarke: "Thank God we only have" 7 "days left in this administration" (Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews.com)

Six reasons why Trump's wall is even dumber than most of Trump's other ideas (Robert Reich, RobertReich.org)

Steve Harvey, battling his own racism, controversy, visits Donald Trump (The Daily Beast)

Stirring excerpts from the speeches and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. (The Kansas City Star)

Subtle racism (Chiaku Hanson, The Huffington Post)

Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continued through 2016 (Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center)

A tale of two presidents (Mary Kate Cary, U.S. News & World Report)

Thanks, Obama (Layton E. Williams, Sojourners)

This 1967 speech may have helped put a target on Martin Luther King's back (Video, Afi-Odelia Scruggs, USA Today)

To be equal: racism and hatred have no place on our nation's school boards (Marc H. Morial, The Atlanta Voice)

Tragedy 400 years in the making (Christi Griffin, The St. Louis American)

Tribune investigations of Chicago police highlight similar themes as DOJ report (Chicago Tribune)

Trump and the American divide (Victor Davis Hanson, City Journal)

Trump is next target of racist commie thugs who stopped Milo in California (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

Trump's cabinet so far is more white and male than any first cabinet since Reagan's (Jasmine C. Lee, The New York Times)

Two out of three Border Patrol job applicants fail polygraph test, making hiring difficult (Associated Press, Los Angeles Times)

We go high: Think blue line flag hung above racist capital painting (Law Officer)

The Western demonization of Muslims (Hanne Nabintu Herland, Foreign Policy Journal)

What one family sacrificed to help black people vote in 1966 (Radio, Morning Edition, NPR)

What would MLK think about Dallas and its race-poverty problem? (James Ragland, The Dallas Morning News)

White nationalists' enthusiasm for Trump cools (Radio, Frank Morris, All Things Considered, NPR)

White people confuse privilege with culture and call it a parade (LaVita Tuff, Blavity)

Who's the illegitimate president now, Mr. Birtherism? (Brian Beutler, New Republic)

The Women's March on Washington platform calls for reform on every level (Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine)

Writers resist: In pursuit of wild hope (Marilyn Hacker, Niki Herd, Erin Hoover, Sally Ball, Literary Hub)


America is in the middle of its worst drug epidemic ever. Obamacare's repeal could make it worse. (German Lopez, Vox)

The anything-but-housing secretary (Henry Grabar, Slate)

As American as the Dallas Cowboys (Chris Koentges, Bleacher Report)

Baltimore agrees to broad change for troubled police dept. (Eric Lichtblau, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Baltimore police agree to stop abusing their power (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Barack Obama Elementary students talk about Obama's departure (Video, The Washington Post)

Ben Carson urges ending reliance on welfare in bid to be housing chief (Matt Flegenheimer, Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

The bigotry of the high-minded (Leder, The Washington Times)

Black and white officers see many key aspects of policing differently (John Gramlich, Pew Research Center)

The black community and crime (Walter E. Williams, NewsBusters)

Bombed Birmingham church among five new national monuments named by Obama (Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago white teen's assault and America's racial hypocrisy (Colin Benjamin, Black Star News)

Concerns of racism within Detroit Police Department has group calling for release of report (Stephanie Davis, CBS Detroit)

A cry from the heart: Michael Eric Dyson addresses race head-on (Boganmeldelse, Patrick Phillips, The New York Times)

Democrats' impotent attacks on Jeff Sessions (David French, National Review)

Don't make Dylann Roof a martyr (Spencer Whitney, San Francisco Chronicle)

Farewell, my black president: Barack Obama sounds a note of hope, and a note of warning (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Gift of freedom: how Obama's clemency drive tackled aftermath of "war on drugs" (Video, Ed Pilkington, Laurence Mathieu-Léger, The Guardian)

Hate-crime legislation is a good idea that went bad (Victor Davis Hanson, National Review)

The histrionics of a fraud (Scott McKay, The American Spectator)

In Iowa, Trump voters are unfazed by controversies (Trip Gabriel, The New York Times)

In racially divided times, Obama's farewell address swings for the middle (Cynthia Young, The Conversation)

In the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington (Amy Rogers Nazarov, The Washington Post)

"I stand with Ted": A school board member who wore blackface wouldn't resign. Now, he's praised. (Avi Selk, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post)

Is the rise of Donald Trump really President Obama's fault? (Roy Greenslade, The Guardian)

Jeff Sessions and the Southern white man's burden: His cluelessness is precisely the problem (Gary Legum, Salon)

Justice Dept. seeks to join suit over 117,000 purged Brooklyn voters (Vivian Yee, The New York Times)

Life at 1600 (Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, TIME)

The longstanding crisis facing tribal schools (Alia Wong, The Atlantic)

Mad killers only slightly crazier than the criminal justice system (Fred Grimm, Miami Herald)

Make HUD great again (Reihan Salam, Slate)

Mo Brooks: Democrats accusing Jeff Sessions of racism are waging "war on whites" (Video, Ken Meyer, Mediaite)

Native American site in Plymouth County named National Historic Landmark (Ian Richardson, Sioux City Journal, Iowa)

Obama ends exemption for Cubans who arrive without visas (Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Frances Robles, The New York Times)

Obama hoped to transform the world. It transformed him. (Adam Shatz, The New York Times)

Obama looks back (2) (Scott Johnson, Powerline blog)

The Obamas changed how the world sees black families. That's their legacy (Lola Okolosie, The Guardian)

Obama's last lament (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

The Obamas leave a vivid image that will never fade (Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post)

Obama's moving farewell, Trump's terrifying hello (E.J. Dionne, Real Clear Politics)

Part 2: Welcome to prison, and rediscovering humanity (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

President Obama designates first national monument dedicated to Reconstruction (Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times)

Racism rooted in our country's DNA (Erica Evans Whitaker, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky)

Racial justice cannot happen without gender equality (Jimmie Briggs, The Root)

The racism inquisition over Jeff Sessions (Selwyn Duke, The Hill)

The real reason race relations have deteriorated (David Byrne, American Thinker)

The real reason Trump won: Part 3 of 4 (Dan McLaughlin, National Review)

Remembering Trayvon: A conversation with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (Nosayaba Odesanya, Amsterdam News, New York)

Rep. Brooks: Dems' "war on whites" behind some criticism of Sessions (Video, Chris Massie, CNN)

Report: "Growing" racial problem in Detroit Police Dept. (Candice Williams, The Detroit News)

Road to 23: The story of Serena's path to greatness (Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN)

Samantha Bee's "white plight" episode nails fallacy of "reverse racism" in new Trump era (Video, Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet)

Sen. Cory Booker went after "racist" Sessions in hearing - but here's what he said 1 year ago... (Virginia Kruta, Independent Journal Review)

Sessions nomination is an insult to a half-century of historic progress on civil rights (Bill Moyers, Raw Story)

Thanks, Obama (Mattias Lehman, Medium)

To understand the Rust Belt, we need to see beyond whiteness (Alia Hanna Habib, BuzzFeed)

Trump, implicit bias, and the dream of racial progress (Gregory Mengel, The Huffington Post)

The U.S. and the U.K., united - in a concern over hate crimes (Patrick G. Lee, Pacific Standard)

U.S. government has "dismally failed" to educate Native American children, lawsuit alleges (Emma Brown, The Washington Post)

What did Cedric Robinson mean by racial capitalism? (Robin D. G. Kelley, Boston Review)

What happens to the Democratic Party after Obama? (Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic)

What "Stand Your Ground" really means (Peter C. Baker, Pacific Standard)

Where Dylann Roof killed, a search for answers (Khushbu Shah, CNN)

Why Dylann Roof's death sentence may never be carried out (Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones)

Why Shepard Fairey's inauguration protest posters won't have Trump on them (Elizabeth Flock, PBS Newshour)

Writers resist: Writing truth to power (David Thacker, Robbie Gamble, Allison Glock, Celeste Kaufman, Literary Hub)


8 years later, Obama still offers hope (Video, Peniel Joseph, CNN)

10 black college women respond to Obama's farewell address (Fresh U, Teen Vogue)

Activist Roy Innis, leader of Congress of Racial Equality, dead at 82 (Monique Judge, The Root)

Alabama congressman says criticism of Jeff Sessions' record is result of "war on whites" (Elliot Hannon, Slate)

America's most violent street: Natural Bridge in North St. Louis (CBS St. Louis)

Anguish, rage and mercy as Dylann Roof is sentenced to death (Kevin Sack, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Anti-Semitic note promises "mayhem" (Leder, The New York Times)

Baltimore, US to announce details of police reform decree (Juliet Linderman (Associated Press), ABC News)

Barack Obama gives a farewell address for the ages (Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect)

Barack Obama, then and now (Fotos, The Atlantic)

Barack Obama's nostalgic goodbye (Video, Stephen Collinson, CNN)

Behind the badge (Rich Morin, Kim Parker, Renee Stepler, Andrew Mercer, Pew Research Center)

Ben Carson, shaped by poverty, is likely to bring tough love to HUD (Yamiche Alcindor, The New York Times)

Bill protects sacred Native American objects (Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune, Montana)

"Blackish" dissects Trump's win and finds the humanity in our political discord (Bethonie Butler, The Washington Post)

Booker was a bust (Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard)

Carr: Long, long goodbye with last few lies (Howie Carr, Boston Herald)

Charleston shooting trial: What's next for Dylann Roof? (Khushbu Shah, Jason Hanna, Catherine E. Shoichet, Martin Savidge, CNN)

The comforting fictions of Obama's farewell speech (David Harsanyi, The Federalist)

The conquering loser (George Neumayr, The American Spectator)

Cops say "Ferguson effect" makes them hesitant to use force - even when they think they should - in survey (Chauncey Alcorn, Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News)

Cory Booker testifies against Jeff Sessions: The arc of history doesn't bend towards justice on its own (Video, Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics)

David J. Johns: Thanks for making me feel all the feels, President Obama (David J. Johns, The Root)

Death penalty for Dylann Roof a "hollow victory", says victim's brother - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

The despair of the Jeff Sessions hearing (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Dylann Roof deserves the death penalty (Renée Graham, The Boston Globe)

Eight of the biggest takeaways from President Obama's farewell address (Video, Adam Howard, NBC News)

Eric Holder to lead Democrats' attack on Republican gerrymandering (Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin)

Ex-NFL star Burgess Owens: Booker vs. Sessions. Using racial division as a political strategy (Video, Burgess Owens, Fox News)

"Ferguson effect": 72% of U.S. cops reluctant to make stops (Video, Aamer Madhani, USA Today)

The "great white middle" that fueled Trump's win (David Bylere, Real Clear Politics)

Here's how many people tuned in to watch Obama's farewell address (Tom Huddleston, Jr., Fortune)

"Hi, I'm Bonnie, and I'm a racist" (Will Greenberg, Mother Jones)

How America changed during Barack Obama's presidency (Pew Research Center)

How can we miss a president who won't go away? (Richard Benedetto, The Wall Street Journal)

Immigrants head to Washington to rally while Obama is still there (Liz Robbins, The New York Times)

The inhumanity of Dylann Roof including his final act (Video, Kathleen Parker, Chicago Tribune)

Inside the alt-right's campaign to smear Trump protesters as anarchists (Joseph Bernstein, BuzzFeed)

Insights from Mississippi on organizing in a right-wing context: A conversation with Kali Akuno (Sarah Jaffe, Truth-Out)

Is President Obama's real legacy Donald Trump? Mastio and Lawrence (David Mastio, Jill Lawrence, USA Today)

Jeff Sessions blames bad apples for police abuse. He should read these DOJ reports. (Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

Jeff Sessions claims to be a champion of voting rights, but his record suggests otherwise (Ari Berman, The Nation)

Jeff Sessions didn't change since 1986. Here's what did. (Mark Schmitt, Vox)

Jeff Sessions fights for racist outcomes. Who cares what's in his heart? (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Jeff Sessions: Finally, a reasonable adult heading the DOJ (Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker)

Jeff Sessions smeared by Cory Booker and John Lewis at confirmation hearing (S.A. Miller, The Washington Times)

John Lewis puts race at center of Jeff Sessions hearing (Video, Matt Apuzzo, Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times)

Jones: We can't let racism erase the legacy of Barack Obama (Solomon Jones, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

"Justice has been served," families say to Dylann Roof (Video, Tonya Maxwell (Asheville Citizen-Times, North Carolina), USA Today)

Key findings on how police view their jobs amid protests and calls for reform (Renee Stepler, Pew Research Center)

King: Public schools central to American Dream (Greg Toppo, USA Today)

Lee Daniels discusses exploring racism, classism on "Star": "We're in a difficult time in America" (Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety)

Liberals are drunk on a political poison called intersectionality (Damon Linker, The Week)

The making of Obama's "Yes we can" motto (Video, The Washington Post)

Mrs. King and Coretta: A posthumous memoir explores public and private selves (Boganmeldelse, Patricia J. Williams, The New York Times)

A murky legal mess at Standing Rock (Colin Moynihan, The New Yorker)

The mysterious death of a Muslim marine recruit (Alex French, Esquire)

The myth of Jeff Sessions's racist crusade against voting rights (Alexandra Desanctic, National Review)

Obama built an "infrastructure" for civil-liberties violations that Trump will inherit (Emma Green, The Atlantic)

The Obama era (Leder, Houston Chronicle, Texas)

Obama lies about improving race relations (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Obama looks back (Scott Johnson, Powerline blog)

Obama offers optimism -- and warnings -- in farewell address (Video, Kevin Liptak, CNN)

Obama out, Sessions in? A day that spotlights America's contradictions on race (Peniel Joseph, CNN)

Obama, saying goodbye, warns of threats to national unity (Video, Mark Landler, Julie Bosman, The New York Times)

Obama's fact-challenged farewell (Leder, New York Post)

Obama's farewell was another great speech. But his presidency is a different story (Video, Douglas E. Schoen, Fox News)

Obama's final speech: "We rise or fall as one" (Video, Al Jazeera)

Obama's ingenious mention of Atticus Finch (Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic)

Obama's legacy will be failure at home and war abroad (John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist)

Obama's post-racial shell game (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Obama's posturing and lecturing is as divisive as ever (Buck Sexton, CNN)

Obama's speech is out of touch with reality (Video, Michael P. Jeffries, The Boston Globe)

Obama touts record, urges hope in farewell address (Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report)

Obama, Trump, and a tale of two appearances (Steve Benen, MSNBC)

Ode to Obama (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

On Dylann Roof and the expectation of black forgiveness (Brandon Tensley, Pacific Standard)

On fire: The racist anti-racists at MTV News (Michelle Malkin, Conservative Review)

On Lincoln, Sessions and the hysterical abuse of racism (Alan Keyes, The Daily Caller)

OpEd: President Obama's farewell: A siren to citizenship (Danielle Moodie-Mills, NBC News)

Our opinion: Deal on Black Lives Matter protest would enable dialogue (Leder, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Maine)

Part 1: Innocence lost - from abused child to convicted murderer (Ronald W. Pierce, Truth Dig)

Part 1: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez & Rev. William Barber on AG nominee Jeff Sessions’s racist, xenophobic record (Video, Democracy Now)

Part 2: Rev. William Barber on next steps after Obama & Dylann Roof's death sentence for hate crime (Video, Democracy Now)

Pew: Obama's true legacy is divided nation, bad race relations (Bob Unruh, WND)

Police are increasingly unwilling to conduct stops in wake of racial clashes (Andrea Noble, The Washington Times)

Psychology's favorite tool for measuring racism isn't up to the job (Jesse Singal, New York Magazine)

Racism has no place on school boards (Marc H. Morial, The St. Louis American)

Racist opinions are hateful. That shouldn't make them crimes. (Jeff Jacoby, The Patriot Post)

The real reason Trump won: Part 2 of 4 (Dan McLaughlin, National Review)

Republican lawmakers keep taking down this painting (Marianna Sotomayor, Alex Moe, Kasie Hunt, Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News)

Searching for Richard Spencer: What I found in a small Montana town at the center of a neo-Nazi troll storm (Eli Sanders, The Stranger, Seattle)

Senator accuses NAACP of anti-GOP bias: "I hope that doesn't make us all racist" (Tré Groins-Phillips, The Blaze)

Steve Harvey went on a hideously racist rant about Asian men (Tahirah Hairston, Fusion)

Supreme Court confronts racial bias in jury deliberations (Stephen A. Miller, Kathryn Young Galla, The Legal Intelligencer)

Trump's troll: Racist internet figure aiding president-elects transition team (The Southern Poverty Law Center)

The unfulfilled promise of Barack Obama: Walkom (Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star, Canada)

U.S. police more reluctant to use force, survey finds (Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal)

Victim's dad warns Dylann Roof: "Your creator ... he's coming for you" (Video, Knushbu Shah, Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN)

Video: Aggressive Black Lives Matter tactics used after alleged Muslim drug dealer shot (Liam Deacon, Breitbart)

West Virginia teacher suspended for anti-Muslim and racist tweets about "Obama's children" (Sarah Harvard, Mic)

What America can learn from Israel about confronting racism (Gidon Ben-zvi, The Algemeiner)

What Jeff Sessions doesn't understand about racism (Dahlia Lithwick, Slate)

What Obama's address has in common with memorable farewells from past presidents (Video, Jena McGregor, The Washington Post)

What we learned (and didn't) about Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing (Carl Bialik, FiveThirtyEight)

When did Mitch McConnell say he wanted to make Obama a one-term president? (Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post)

Who put Trump in the White House? (Kim Moody, Jacobin)

Why Barack Obama's presidency failed (Ryan Streeter, The National Interest)

Why does Trump hate Obama? Racism, Golden Shower Gate and the birther movement define relationship between POTUS and PEOTUS (Sherley Boursiquot, International Business Times)

Why the Trump presidency will bring a new era for racial equality (Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, The Daily Caller)

With questions of ideological "purity tests," the alt-right stumbles (Keegan Hankes, The Southern Poverty Law Center)

Won over by Obama (Læserbreve samlet af Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic)

Writers resist: An anti-inauguration on MLK's birthday (Minnie Bruce Pratt, Eloisa Amezcua, Michelle Dominique Burk, Anna Journey, Dina Elenbogen, Literary Hub)

Yes, he tried? Understanding Obama's legacy (Radio, TJ Dozier, Rona Akbari, Ryan Lizza, Clarence Lusane, Dan Mahaffee, Hermene Hartman, 1a, WAMU, Washington, DC)

"Yes, we did" - Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech (Josh Lederman, Darlene Superville (Associated Press), ABC News)

"Yes, we did": President Obama gives moving farewell address (Video, Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone)

Yes we did: the awkward end of Obama's slogan (The Guardian)

"You can't look at us": Dylann Roof formally sentenced to death (Dustin Waters, Mark Berman, The Washington Post)


8 takeaways from the first day of Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearings (Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal)

13 disturbing facts you probably didn't know about Dylann Roof (Jacob Geers, Thought Catalog)

Al Sharpton makes some serious charges against Jeff Sessions. Here are the facts. (Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal)

Alt-right troll Chuck C. Johnson is "working behind the scenes" to vet Donald Trump's cabinet picks: Report (Brenda Gauthier, Salon)

Americans' perceptions on eight years of Obama [Infographic] (Niall McCarthy, Forbes)

America will miss Barack Obama's decency (Ezra Klein, Vox)

Analysis: Keep hope alive? Obama defends his presidency (Video, Susan Page, USA Today)

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Obama Out (Candice Norwood, Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic)

Barack Obama: A good and decent man (Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune)

Barack Obama's farewell address was hopeful, unconvincing (Jeremy Stahl, Slate)

Barack Obama's legacy is more secure than you, or the GOP, think (Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine)

Before the president from Chicago says farewell, there's disappointment (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

The best of Obama's speeches (Video, Gretchen Frazee, PBS Newshour)

Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans (Drew Desilver, Kristen Bialik, Pew Research Center)

The case against Jeff Sessions (Karen Hobert Flynn, U.S. News & World Report)

Cecilia Muñoz, White House's top Latina: Obama's work will endure (Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News)

Cloud hangs over Obama return to Chicago (Video, Matt Finn, Fox News)

Cognitive science suggests Trump makes us more accepting of the morally outrageous (Joshua Knobe, Vox)

The complicated legacy of our first black president (Melissa Harris-Perry, Elle)

Cory Booker, no longer "Mr. Bipartisan" (Jim Geraghty, National Review)

The Democratic Party's down-ballot collapse, explained (Matthew Yglesias, Vox)

Disturbing lessons from the Chicago beating (Dennis Prager, Real Clear Politics)

Dylann Roof doesn't want to talk about Hitler anymore (James King, Vocativ)

Dylann Roof faces last chance to sway jurors in sentencing phase of his murder trial (Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times)

Dylann Roof got what he asked for - Death: James Alan Fox (James Alan Fox, USA Today)

Dylann Roof is sentenced to death in Charleston church massacre (Alan Blinder, Kevin Sack, The New York Times)

Dylann Roof sentenced to death (Rebecca Hersher, NPR)

Dylann Roof sentenced to death for Charleston church massacre (Video, Jon Schuppe, Jamie Morrison, NBC News)

Farewell to the Chief: Our columnists assess Obama's presidency (Ramesh Ponnuru, Francis Wilkinson, m.fl., Bloomberg)

From the start, Obama struggled with fallout from a kind of fake news (Radio, Don Gonyea, All Things Considered, NPR)

Goodbye, Obama (Gene Healy, Reason.com)

Grasping for change on America's most violent streets: "We must stop killing" (Jamiles Lartey, Jan Diehm, Aliza Aufrichting, The Guardian)

"Hell yes, I remember that moment" (Seth Maxon, Jeremy Stahl, Slate)

The hidden inequality of America's street design (Diana Budds, Fast Company)

The hidden message in Obama's "farewell" speech (Bill Whalen, Fox News)

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system (Video, PBS Newshour)

How Sterling K. Brown became a name to remember (Maria Elena Fernandez, Vulture)

If you want the truth about racism, listen to the Sessions hearing, not just Obama's farewell (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

I know how it feels to be someone's "token". I'm sure Ben Carson does, too (Greg Howard, The New York Times Magazine)

In confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, the past is never past (Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor)

In New Orleans, making defendants choose bail or jail is really expensive (Carl Bialik, FiveThirtyEight)

In stark farewell, Obama warns of threat to U.S. democracy (Video, Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post)

Jeff Sessions' attorney general hearing: 3 questions senators must ask (Issie Lapowsky, Andy Greenberg, Wired)

Jeff Sessions dismisses racism claim, hints at what Trump Justice Department might look like (Video, Mike Levine, ABC News)

Jeff Sessions has spent his whole career opposing voting rights (Ari Berman, The Nation)

Jeff Sessions links Chicago crime to police morale issue (Tanveer Ali, DNAinfo)

Jeff Sessions shed his offensive past in his confirmation hearing. Was it an act? (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post)

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church slayings (Video, Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post)

The left's toxic identity obsession (Noah Rothman, Commentary)

Lester Holt interviews President Obama in one-hour special (Video, NBC News)

Lockdown at Trans-Pecos pipeline site in West Texas consecrates new indigenous-led resistance camp (Candice Bernd, Truth-Out)

Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech won't save journalism from Trump (James Warren (Poynter), Vanity Fair)

Montel Williams: Obama pledged to support all Americans (Video, Jason Kurtz, CNN)

Obama leaves a complex legacy: Our view (Leder, USA Today)

The Obama legacy on jihadism (Robin Wright, The New Yorker)

Obama races to overhaul police in Baltimore and Chicago before Trump era (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Timothy Williams, The New York Times)

Obama's anger management problem (Michael Grunwald, Politico Magazine)

Obama's bittersweet goodbye: "Yes we can. Yes we did." (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

Obama's extraordinary, aimless presidency (Damon Linker, The Week)

Obama's farewell address was a rallying cry to keep the fight for racial justice going (Jamilah King, Mic)

Obama's next mission: Save his hometown (Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast)

Obama speech marks unofficial countdown for black Americans (Errin Haines Whack (Associated Press), Business Insider)

Obama used his farewell address to issue 5 warnings about US democracy (Andrew Prokop, Vox)

Obama was the right man for the wrong time (Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Obamaworld gathers for farewell speech therapy session (Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico)

President Obama's farewell speech transcript, annotated (Video, Aaron Blake, The Washington Post)

President Obama's farewell speech was a remarkable pep talk on democracy (Video, Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post)

Pro-police "Blue Lives Matter" bills gain steam nationwide (Justin Caruso, The Daily Caller)

The real reason Trump won: Part 1 of 4 (Dan McLaughlin, National Review)

Roy Innis, black activist with a right-wing bent, dies at 82 (Robert D. McFadden, The New York Times)

Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing: The key (and controversial) moments (Video, Mike Levine, ABC News)

Sessions should not be attorney general: Alabama law prof (John P. Gross, USA Today)

Steinberg: Obama holds pep rally for a game his team just lost (Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times)

Streep vs. Trump for America (Roger Cohen, The New York Times)

The Supreme Court will lean conservative again (Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed)

Tavis Smiley: A letter to Obama, in gratitude and love (Tavis Smiley, TIME)

These are the women organizing the Women's March on Washington (Julia Felsenthal, Vogue)

The vain, counterproductive myth that there's no way most Americans can be racist (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

Watch Obama explain why a "post-racial America" was always unrealistic (Video, Arielle Berger, Business Insider)

"We are the change we seek" looks back at President Obama, in his own words (Podcast, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

What happened when Dylann Roof asked Google for information about race? (Rebecca Hersher, NPR)

What Sen. Jeff Sessions will say at Senate confirmation hearing (Michelle Moons, Breitbart)

What the Trump era will feel like: Clues from populist regimes around the world (Melik Kaylan, Forbes)

What went wrong with Obama's farewell address (Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg)

When criticism becomes persecution (Stassa Edwards, Jezebel)

Why are liberals such racists? (John Hinderaker, Powerline blog)

Will Dylann Roof's execution bring justice? Families of victims grapple with forgiveness and death (Liliana Segura, The Intercept)


5 reasons Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech was a dud (Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist)

ACLU head on bracing for Trump and America's "enormous civil liberties crisis" (Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone)

After Dylann Roof, what's the fate of the Confederate flag? (Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia)

After the "end of history" (Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative)

The American nations and the 2016 election (Colin Woodard, Washington Monthly)

America's durable monstrosity (Daniel Denvir, Jacobin)

Amid Chicago violence, elderly residents face fears or hole up at home (Video, Elyssa Cherney, Chicago Tribune)

Banner year: At a time of heated race relations in America, Dread Scott wades into the fray (Andrianna Campbell, Art News)

The case for Jeff Sessions (Ted Cruz, Politico)

The case for Sessions (Video, Gary Palmer, The Washington Times)

Death to the gerrymander (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

A discomfiting question: Was the Chicago torture case racism? (Gene Demby, Code Switch, NPR)

A divided empire: what the urban-rurl split means for the future of America (David Uberti, The Guardian)

EDITORIAL: More studies conclude that early voting doesn't boost participation (Leder, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The fightback against Trump starts with Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech (Suzanne Moore, The Guardian)

For many on Chicago's South Side, Obama's farewell will be personal (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

Hollywood's victim complex (Jack Shafer, Politico Magazine)

How Albert Woodfox survived solitary (Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker)

How teachers learn to discuss racism (Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic)

Intellectuals for Trump (Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker)

Jeff Sessions wanted to "drop the case" against KKK lynching, attorney testified (Kenneth Lipp, The Daily Beast)

KKK members leave Klan after befriending black musician (Ryan Rifai, Al Jazeera)

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes (Michael Schulman, The New Yorker)

Meryl Streep's speech (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Mitchell Jackson on John Edgar Wideman and the beginning of Black Lives Matter (Lorraine Berry, Literary Hub)

My immigrant family achieved the American dream. Then I started to question it. (Amanda Machado, Vox)

Obama leaves a complex legacy: Our view (Leder, USA Today)

The Obama legacy (The Wall Street Journal)

The Obama paradox (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Obama's early writing on Chicago was eerily prophetic about America's future (Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader)

Obama's ephemeral legacy anchored in delusion (Lawrence Sellin, The Hill)

An ocean apart, but united in concerns about hate crimes (Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica)

Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama (Cornel West, The Guardian)

Politically speaking: Talking to each other with civility (Radio, Joshua Johnson, Frank Sesno, Celeste Headlee, Dante Chinni, 1A, WAMU, Washington DC, NPR)

A primer on Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing: 6 facts everybody needs to know (Julia Hahn, Breitbart)

President Obama's "amazing grace": Sen. Cory Booker on the outgoing POTUS' legacy (Senator Cory Booker, Billboard)

Prosecutors rest death penalty case against church shooter Dylann Roof (Radio, Alexandra Olgin, All Things Considered, NPR)

Provocateur or punk? (Katy Waldman, Slate)

Representing someone who's guilty - the Dylann Roof case (Toni Messina, Above the Law)

Sanctuary city movement highlights Barack Obama's complicated immigration legacy (Roque Planas, The Huffington Post)

Sessions faces decision on politicizing Justice Department (Isaac Arnsdorf, Politico)

Staring at the white Jesus in Dylann Roof's prison journal (Zac Davis, America Magazine)

To defeat Trump, we must make ourselves ungovernable (Sarah Lazare (AlterNet), In These Times)

The uproar over Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, explained (Aja Romano, Vox)

Urban League cites Obama "failures" for black America in "excellent" report card (Video, Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner)

The voter fraud case Jeff Sessions lost and can't escape (Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Magazine)

A warning to Jewish Democrats: The time to fight for your party is now (James Kirchick, Tablet)

Watch Meryl Streep’s awe-inspiring, Trump-shaming Golden Globes speech (Video, Isha Aran, Fusion)

Watch: People share their most memorable moments about President Obama (Yesha Callahan, The Root)

What Jeff Sessions's role in prosecuting the Klan reveals about his civil-rights record (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)

What sets the smart heroines of Hidden Figures apart (Filmanmeldelse, Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic)

What's next for American prisons and criminal justice reform? (J.J. McCorvey, Clarence Wardell III, John Legend, DeRay Mckesson, Malika Saada Saar, Adam Foss, Fast Company)

What would Jeff Sessions mean for the future of police reform as attorney general? (Video, Jon Schuppe, NBC News)

Why both sides are a little wrong in the Meryl Streep-Donald Trump battle (Video, Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times)

Wilkes-Barre faces heroin scourge turning it into "the most unhappy place in America" (Video, Corky Siemaszko, NBC News)

Women's March on Washington opens contentious dialogues about race (Farah Stockman, The New York Times)


Americans should embrace racial profiling (Selwyn Duke, The Hill)

As families in Charleston share stories and pain, Dylann Roof shows no remorse (Liliana Segura, The Intercept)

Asian-American leaders reflect on Obama's legacy for the community (NBC News)

At Dylann Roof's trial, a question of how many tears are too many (Kevin Sack, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

At home and abroad, Obama's trail of disasters (Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe)

At the housing project where Obama began his career, residents are filled with pride - and frustration (William Wan, The Washington Post)

Atrocity in Chicago and in the media (Andrew Klavan, PJ Media)

Black judge claims he was discriminated against by disciplinary panel (Diane Taylor, The Guardian)

BLM - Black Lives Matter, blacks torturing whites in 2016. (Lloyd Marcus, ThyBlackMan.com)

Can the white working class lead? (David M. Shribman, The Boston Globe)

Chicagoans, ex-gang members, officials: "No easy way to stop the violence" (Cheryl Corley, Michel Martin, Ammad Omar, NPR)

Congressional Black Caucus to be more aggressive under Trump (Jesse J. Holland (Associated Press), ABC News)

Dylann Roof: Made in America (Gary L. Burgess, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Erasing Obama (Timothy Egan, The New York Times)

Five questions for Jeff Sessions (David Cole, The New York Review of Books)

The Google search that launched Dylann Roof's journey from casual racist to mass murderer (Aaron Morrison, Mic)

How to end the race war (Jesse Lee Peterson, WND)

Inside the 116 Club, Jeff Sessions' hidden haunt (Isaac Arnsdorf, Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico)

Jeff Sessions, a lifelong outsider, finds the inside track (Sharon LaFraniere, Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times)

A Jewish couple say they received a racist note after hanging a Black Lives Matter flag (Salvador Hernandez, Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed)

"Make America Great Again": The psychology behind Trump's election (Rev. Richard Skaff, Global Research, Canada)

Martin Luther King Day with Trump (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

Media on a quest to downplay race in Chicago kidnapping and torture (Ian Lawrence, American Thinker)

Meryl Streep railed against Trump in a powerful, tearful Golden Globes speech (David Canfield, Slate)

Meryl Streep rips Trump at Golden Globes: We need journalists and they'll need us to safeguard the truth (Video, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics)

Misleading statistics on number of "hate crimes" aimed at whites (Rick Moran, PJ Media)

Netflix's One Day at a Time reboot makes a 1975 sitcom feel entirely new (Caroline Framke, Vox)

The new chair of the Indian Affairs Committee wanted to shut down DAPL protests (Ashley Dejean, Fusion)

Not acting is a decision: The Obama legacy's empty spaces (Williams Rivers Pitt, Truth-Out)

Obama could not turn his stirring words into real victories (Daniel Dale, The Toronto Star, Canada)

Obama refugee officials worry about the future under Donald Trump (Maya Rhodan, TIME)

Obama says goodbye this week, but his message hasn't always gotten through (Tamara Keith, NPR)

Obama should designate a monument to Reconstruction (Leder, The Washington Post)

The Obama years (Marcia Davis, Hartford Courant, Connecticut)

President Obama's legacy faces nasty reality as he leaves office (Video, New York Daily News)

Racial segregation is still at the heart of Chicago's ills... and America's too (Natalie Y. Moore, The Guardian)

Sanchez: Did we expect too much from Obama on race? (Mary Sanchez, The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Thanks for being you, Michelle (Leonard Pitts Jr., The Seattle Times)

Top Black Press stories of 2016 reveal need for clear Black agenda (Hazel Trice Edney, Pittsburgh Courier)

Trump's election isn't a stain on Obama's legacy (Abdulhalim Ahmed, The Gateway, Canada)

The tumultuous life and lonely death of Marion Barry's only son (Harry Jaffe, Washingtonian)

Wayne Greene: Dylann Roof is the latest poster boy for the death penalty (Wayne Greene, Tulsa World, Oklahoma)

We could be Denmark (Clara Hendrickson, Jacobin)

Which moral principle should prevail in case of Dylann Roof? (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Why politics in Birmingham default to race (David Sher, Al.com, Alabama)

Yaa Gyasi: "Slavery is on people's minds. It affects us still" (Kate Kellaway, The Guardian)

You have been warned: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" will be a cudgel used to silence his critics (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016 (Jon Swaine, Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)


The alt-right movement - a glossary (Læserbreve, The Irish Times)

As Obama exits scene, Chicago legacy debated (Bill Ruthhart, Rick Pearson, John Byrne, Chicago Tribune)

Barack Obama forever changed black America (Peniel E. Joseph, The Guardian)

Barack Obama's mixed legacy on race (Sharon Cohen, Deepti Hajela, The Wire, Indien)

Brown v. Chicago Bd. of Educ: Public employee has no first admendment protection for racial epithet (Keith Hill, The National Law Review)

The cathedral interprets the Chicago attack (Rod Dreher, The American Conservative)

Celebrity divas insult half of America with their Trump "resistance" (Kyle Smith, New York Post)

The death penalty and Dylann Roof (Michael A. Cohen, The Boston Globe)

Don't execute Dylann Roof - that's exactly what he wants (D. Watkins, Salon)

Don't let racists fool you: The Chicago kidnapping isn't about Black Lives Matter. It's about the violence faced by people with disabilities (Nico Lang, Salon)

For the forgotten African-American dead (Brian Palmer, The New York Times)

Freddie Gray fallout: Judge allows malicious prosecution lawsuit against Mosby to go forward (Debra Heine, PJ Media)

Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? (Kenneth Turan, Mary McNamara, Justin Chang, Jeffrey Fleishman, Meredith Blake, Marc Bernardin, Carolyn Kellogg, m. fl., Los Angeles Times)

If you listen to liberals, why not kidnap and torture white people? (John Hawkins, Town Hall)

In black Charleston, a struggle to find both justice and mercy (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

In Charleston church shooting, loss of matriarchs (Tonya Maxwell, Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina)

Increased diversity sparked voters' implicit racial biases: Study (Video, Allison Skinner, Newsweek)

Is Jeff Sessions Trump's scariest Cabinet pick? (Video, Dean Obeidallah, CNN)

John Derbyshire: Racial gang attacks - why won't the MSM tell us the numbers? (John Derbyshire, VDare.com)

John McGraw attacked Rakeem Jones at a Trump rally. Nine months later, they shook hands. (Terrence McCoy, The Week)

KING: Dylann Roof's journal once again shows the danger in the myth of white Jesus (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Left's mission accomplished: Blacks torturing whites (Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker)

"Louisiana's most racist high school" sending marching band to inauguration (The Grio)

Megyn Kelly, racist? (Ira Stoll, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Mild-mannered Mickey sees rampant racism in America (Steve Rose, The Kansas City Star, Missouri)

Obama legacy on race is about representation, respect (Adam Howard, NBC News)

Obama's useful idiocy: A look back (Scott Johnson, Powerline blog)

One day at a Time's showrunners hope their sitcom about a Latino family changes the world (Todd Vanderwerff, Vox)

Racist or not, Sessions has chosen the wrong side of history in the struggle for justice (Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine)

Reflections on Obama (Læserbreve, The New York Times)

The return of civil disobedience (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

A sad state of affairs (Wayne Allyn Root, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Some initial thoughts before a Trump presidency (Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Open Democracy)

Study: Infants may understand racial, ethnic differences (Zenitha Prince, AFRO)

This Lakota Sioux woman and her family might be screwed under Trump unless Obama takes action - now (Tana Ganeva, Raw Story)

Tomi Lahren foolishly compares Chicago attackers to terrorist Dylann Roof (A.R. Shaw, Rolling Out)

"We, as a people, still exist" - artist illuminates Native American history with family photos (Corinne Segal, PBS Newshour)

What white people should do about systemic racism (The Rev. Derrick Keith Rollins Jr., The Des Moines Register, Iowa)


African-American hill staffer: In 20 years, Sen. Sessions hasn't said "anything offensive or racist" (John Ellis, PJ Media)

Alt-left insanity: The great race toward racism (Dan Gainor, CNSNews)

The alt-right drove feminist writer Lindy West off Twitter. That has real-world political implications. (Aja Romano, Vox)

Alt-right frames wrong Esteban Santiago for shooting, kickstarts racist conspiracy theory (Ben Collins, The Daily Beast)

Art, celebrity and how Standing Rock will shape protest in the Trump years (Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times)

The artist who envisions Trump soliciting prostitutes and hanging with the KKK (Jamie Maleszka, Mass Appeal)

Barack to the future (Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard)

Blue state blues: Hate crime in the Chicago Obama created (Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart)

Breaking: The greatest living American writer: Sure, Milo's book deal is a stain on the publishing industry. So what? (Neal Pollack, Salon)

Brutal Chicago video is no surprise in a climate of racial lies (Mark Davis, Town Hall)

Crimes against whites equals small percentage of hate crimes, FBI statistics show (Video, Chicago Tribune)

Dean Norris plays a neighborhood Nazi in a scene that looks way too relevant today (Mike D'Angelo, A.V. Club)

A death sentence would prolong the attention that Dylann Roof seeks (Læserbrev, The Washington Post)

The Donald Trump's cabinet tracker (Russell Berman, The Atlantic)

Dylann Roof cold to victims, but apologized to his parents (Associated Press, Fox News)

Dylann Roof prison journal (Fængselsdagbog, Dylann Roof, PDF-fil)

Editorial: The grace and dignity of our first black president (Leder, Chicago Sun-Times)

Even efforts of hometown president couldn't stem Chicago violence (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)

Everything is not black or white (Gregg Smith, Great Falls Tribune, Montana)

Everything Trump is doing suggests he's serious about building the wall (Dara Lind, Vox)

FBI: Dylann Roof displaying racist symbols even during his trial (Meg Kinnard, Associated Press)

The first 100 days resistance agenda (Video, Robert Reich, The Huffington Post)

Government by faculty lounge subject to repeal (Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics)

How "Fences," "Hidden Figures," and "Loving" navigate 1960s racism without bloodshed (Marcus Jones, BuzzFeed)

How ride-hailing apps like Uber continue cab industry's history of racial discrimination (Yanbo Go, Christopher R. Knittel, Don MacKenzie, Stephen Zoepf, The Conversation)

If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy? (Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post)

An incredibly upsetting list of all the new Republic Congress members (Gabby Bess, Broadly (Vice))

Inside a killer drug epidemic: A look at America's opioid crisis (The New York Times)

Judge: Michael Brown's parents must release documents (Jim Suhr (Associated Press), ABC News)

Killing Trump's border wall will drive a stake through the GOP agenda (Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos)

Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy (Rob Suls, Pew Research Center)

Megyn Kelly is still terrible (Branko Marcetic, Jacobin)

Mexico's ex-president calls "f---ing wall" a "racist monument" (Joe Tacopino, New York Post)

Michelle Obama: The historic legacy of the nation's first black first lady (Daniella Silva, NBC News)

Obama in the White House: Successes, misguided aims and frustrated ambitions (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Obama is black, but that wasn't enough (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

On tolerating Dylann Roof (Ellen McGirt, Fortune)

Overdose fatalities from opioids hit new peaks (Jon Kamp, The Wall Street Journal)

President Obama and the discipline of optimism (Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune)

President Obama: Facebook Live attack shows "terrible toll" racism takes on families - video (Video, ABC7 Chicago, The Guardian)

The rest of the story: What Obama won’t tell you about his legacy (Caroline Baum, MarketWatch)

Should the media have promoted the Chicago brutality video? (James Warren (Poynter), Vanity Fair)

Smearing Jeff Sessions is another "racist" lie from the left (Rich Lowry, New York Post)

Sweet: Obama's legacy - he will always be Chicago's president (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)

These girls are speaking out against a terrible form of racism in U.S. schools (Video, Danielle DeCourcey, Attn)

Transcript: President Obama talks to Vox about Obamacare's future (Video, Jeff Stein, Vox)

Trump insists Mexico will pay for wall after U.S. begins the work (Michael D. Shear, Emmarie Huetteman, The New York Times)

Trump just said his Great Mexican Wall is happening. He's playing you again. (Greg Sargent, The Washington Post)

Trump voters who say they aren't racists need to prove it (Keli Goff, The Daily Beast)

When George Wallace came to town (Joe Allen, Jacobin)

Which Michelle Obama will we get when she leaves the White House? (Jodi Kantor, The New York Times)

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US? (Shervin Assari, The Conversation)

Why the alt-right and the illiberals need each other (Tom Slater, Spiked)


The alt-right gets a wedgie (David Cole, Taki's Magazine)

Angela Nagle: What the alt-right is really all about (Angela Nagle, The Irish Times)

Angela Rye: It's "horrible" that Glenn Beck assumed BLM was involved in torture video (Video, J.D. Durkin, Mediaite)

At last, "This Is Us" captures the simmering rage of a successful black man in white America (Marc Bernardin, Los Angeles Times)

Being trans, and an immigrant, under the Trump administration (Meredith Talusan, The Atlantic)

Birth of an imperial nation (Gabriel Winant, The Nation)

Black Lives Matter inspired kidnap/torture of white man getting "man arrested" treatment (James Fulford, VDare.com)

Black writer has Twitter meltdown over #BLMKidnapping (Amber Randall, The Daily Caller)

California's racial politics harming minorities (Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox, City Watch, Los Angeles)

Call this disgusting attack in Obama's back yard exactly what it is: a Trump-hating race crime against a defenseless white man by young black Americans who shame their country (Piers Morgan, The Daily Mail, UK)

Can New York City mayor Bill de Blasio be the anti-Trump? (Jarrett Murphy, The Nation)

Can we really measure implicit bias? Maybe not (Tom Bartlett, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

The center has fallen, and white nationalism is filling the vacuum (Ned Resnikoff, Think Progress)

Chicago attack condemned by Black Lives Matter campaigners (Video, BBC News)

A Chicago protest clashes across a racial divide (Judith Valente, America Magazine)

CNN's Don Lemon: Chicago torture cse wasn't "evil" just "bad home training" (Video, Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall)

Conservatives attack media coverage of disabled man's torture (Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media)

Cop killings in 2016 - The legacy of Ferguson (Ron Hosko, CNSNews.com)

Cruz: Dems' cries of "racism" won't stop GOP from confirming Trump's SCOTUS nominee [AUDIO] (Radio, Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller)

Democrats don't have a "religion problem" (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Donald Trump didn't win because of economic anxiety; it was indeed racism and sexism: study (Douglas Perry, The Oregonian)

Donald Trump won't unite us, and that's great news (Rachel Lu, The Federalist)

Don't give Dylann Roof the martyrdom he craves (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

Dylann Roof says it's "not fair" he has to hear so much from his victims' families. They all had to endure his racist screed. (Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Dylann Roof's standby attorney declares "This is his sentencing, not a memorial service" as testimony continues (Dustin Waters, Charleston City Paper, South Carolina)

Ex-Sessions staffer, commentator clash on air over racism charges (Video, Josiah Ryan, CNN)

Famous black scientist unaffected by hatred, racism (Bill Federer, WND)

Federal prison population fell during Obama's term, reversing recent trend (John Gramlich, Pew Research Center)

Fifty years after a Pompano Beach riot, police shootings illuminate racial tensions (Antonia Farzan, Miami New Times, Florida)

Fry Dylann Roof (Jim Geraghty, National Review)

Glenn Beck says "we have to assign som blame to the leadership of Black Lives Matters" for Chicago attack (Kyle Mantyla, Right Wing Watch)

Has political correctness gone off the rails in America? (Philipp Oehmke, Der Spiegel Online, Tyskland)

House GOP, Trump team hatch border wall plan (Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan, Politico)

How an AG Jeff Sessions could change the conversation on criminal justice (Gretel Kauffman, The Christian Science Monitor)

How can we raise future black woman mathematicians? Start by asking them (Andre Perry, PhD, The Root)

How nostalgia for white Christian America drove so many Americans to vote for Trump (Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post)

How to build a powerful community of brown female voices (Piyau Bhattachayra, Literary Hub)

How to predict gentrification: Look for falling crime (Emily Badger, The New York Times)

Inside design: Verifying the alt-right and the importance of designing for user understanding (Patrick Dugan (Quora), Forbes)

Inside the rise of the "Breitbart of the left" (Tina Nguyen, Vanity Fair)

In the Trump era, don't put this all on Obama (Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

The "It's Always Sunny" musical episode about racism was...a little racist (Charles Pulliam-Moore, Fusion)

It was the racism, stupid: Explaining Trump's win using white working-class "economic anxiety" is just wrong (Chauncey DeVega (Salon), AlterNet)

James Baldwin explores America's racial divide in new trailer for "I Am Not Your Negro" (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

Jeff Sessions is public enemy number one for voting-rights groups (Justin Miller, The American Prospect)

Kevin Jackson: They've tricked us into going down this path where black lives matter but all lives don't matter (Radio, Fox News Radio)

KING: Stop using the attack on a mentally charged white man in Chicago to promote a racist agenda against Black Lives Matter (Video, Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Law Center: Hate crime activity has declined since election (John Bacon, USA Today)

Locked up, then locked out (Matt Phillips, Kathleen Caulderwood, Vice News)

Megyn Kelly: Racist or just play acting? (Video, David A. Love, LA Progressive)

Megyn Kelly repeatedly disrupts black guest who calls for racial healing after torture video surfaces (Video, Ricky Riley, Atlanta Black Star)

MSNBC host admits: "Bigger issue" if "races swapped" in Facebook torture (Kyle Drennen, NewsBusters)

The myth about smart black kids and "acting white" that won't die (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

New strangers, old strangers: James Baldwin haunts the Dylann Roof sentencing hearing (Tony Bartelme, Salon)

New study: Did America's growing diversity make voters more xenophobic? (Allison Skinner, The Conversation)

Newt Gingrich blames Obama for Chicago attack: Only "heightened" racial tension (Video, Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast)

No regrets from Dylann Roof in jailhouse manifesto (Kevin Sack, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Obama blames criminal justice flaws on "legacy of racism" (Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner)

Obama's legacy of deceit (Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution)

Obama's second term: a president faces the limits of his power (Dan Roberts, The Guardian)

The Obama years: The sources of a president's strength were always on display (Marcia Davis, The Washington Post)

Order in the classroom: From hall monitors to handcuffs (Radio, DJ Schoeff, Dennis Parker, Judith Kafka, Jennifer Egan, Jeffrey Mittman, 1A, WAMU, Washington, DC)

Paladino under fire again, but racist comments are nothing new for Buffalo school board member (Mark Keierleber, The 74)

Petition asks Trump's White House for life in prison for Chicago "Black Lives Matter" hate crime foursome (Paula Mooney, The Inquisitr)

Police: No link between Chicago torture video and Black Lives Matter (Video, Holly Yan, Christina Zdanowich, CNN)

Professor alleges racial discrimination after university forced him to teach math (Chris Fuchs, NBC News)

Progressive pundits slow to call Facebook torture a hate crime (Lukas Mikelionis, Heat Street)

Pro-Trump narratives converge in one awful attack streamed on Facebook (Video, Callum Borchers, The Washington Post)

Racist plans "James Earl Ray extravaganza" march on MLK Day in Whitefish, Montana, and invites Hamas (Jonathan Zalman, Tablet)

Registered voters who stayed home probably cost Clinton the election (Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight)

Richard Spencer: Alt-right, white nationalist, anti-Semite (Charles Tanner Jr, Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights)

Safety pins and swastikas (Shuja Haider, Jacobin)

Scapegoating BLM (Tess Owen, Vice News)

The search for the real America (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

Sen. Scott: "No indication at all" that Sessions is racist (Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner)

The Sessions smear (Rich Lowry, Politico Magazine)

Shake Shack founder explains tipping's racist origins (Lydia O'Connor, The Huffington Post)

Should Simon & Schuster be publishing alt-right hatemonger Milo Yiannopoulos' book? (Amanda Katz, Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Stop the God groveling, Democrats! Lack of religion is not your real problem (Heather Digby Parton, Salon)

To my fellow Americans (Barack Obama, Medium)

Trump and the flawed nature of US democracy: An interview with Noam Chomsky (C.J. Polychroniou, Truth-Out)

Trump transition official: Sessions the victim of "anti-white, anti-Southern racist obsession" (Miranda Blue, Right Wing Watch)

Unauthorized immigrants covered by DACA face uncertain future (Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center)

Washington Post worries videotaped torture provides evidence of anti-white racism (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Watching while white: How movies tackled race and class in 2016 (A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

What can we learn from the Chicago Facebook kidnapping? (Brendan O'Neill, Spiked)

What comes after Standing Rock? (Jay Caspian Kang, Vice News)

What police reform could look like under Donald Trump (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

White supremacists think this Ann Coulter tweet is a secret Nazi code (Cooper Fleishman, Mic)

Why America is self-segregating (Danah Boyd, Points)

Why rural America voted for Trump (Robert Leonard, The New York Times)

Zoe Saldana talks battling racism and sexism in Hollywood (Eliana Dockterman, TIME)


4 questioned after video shows racially charged beating in Chicago (Mitch Smith, Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times)

Against Milo Yiannopoulos, against a boycott (Ilana Masad, Literary Hub)

All criminal justice reform is local (Gilad Edelman, Washington Monthly)

The alt-right movement: everything you need to know (Nick Pell, The Irish Times)

Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity (Monica Anderson, Pew Research Center)

Barack Obama's shaky legacy on human rights (Kenneth Roth, Foreign Policy)

The bloody lesson of Chicago's 762 murders (Rich Lowry, Real Clear Politics)

Charleston church shooter: "I would like to make it crystal clear, I do not regret what I did" (Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Chicago police official leading reform efforts unexpectedly leaves for Oakland (Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune)

Claiming our right not to kill: Resolutions should be about fighting racism, greed and militarism (Kathy Kelly (AlterNet), Salon)

CNN panel frets "racial amnesia," "Jim Crow mentality" of Trump voters (Brad Wilmouth, NewsBusters)

Convicted South Carolina killer Dylann Roof to jurors: "Nothing wrong with me psychologically" (Jennie Jarvie, Los Angeles Times)

The dangers or normalizing the alt-right (Jailain Hollon, ComicsVerse)

David Clarke, the Fox News sheriff, puts Milwaukee on the back burner as he rides Trump wave to chase stardom (Allan Smith, Business Insider)

D.C. releases body-worn camera footage from fatal police shooting (WAMU, Washington, DC)

Dear Hollywood: Spiritual dramas aren't just for white people (Evan Narcisse, Gizmodo)

Democracy in peril - it's time to get involved (Gary Younge, Red Pepper, UK)

Did Jeff Sessions say the NAACP is "un-American"? (Bethania Palma, Snopes.com)

Don't delay justice for Walter Scott: New Michael Slager trial is an opportunity to get it right (D. Watkins, Salon)

Don't forget that Megyn Kelly is a racial demagogue (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Dylann Roof, addressing court, offers no apology or explanation for massacre (Alan Blinder, Kevin Sack, The New York Times)

Dylann Roof made a chilling, unapologetic statement on the first day of his sentencing trial (Rafi Schwartz, Fusion)

Dylann Roof's day of reckoning (Wendy Murray, LifeZette)

Even Dylann Roof should not receive a death sentence (Leder, The Washington Post)

The farewell message Obama wishes he could give: "You're welcome!" (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post)

For immigrant "Dreamers," an uncertain future (Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor)

How the online "diversity police" defeat themselves, and leave us all much worse off (Ryan Holliday, New York Observer)

How to bring home Democratic voters (Phil Keisling, Washington Monthly)

"I'm not going to lie to you," Dylann Roof tells jurors at sentencing hearing (Colin Dwyer, NPR)

It's pointless to try to reason with the alt-right (Angelina Chapin, The Huffington Post)

Jennifer Pinckney describes moments of terror inside Emanuel AME Church (Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes, Abigail Darlington, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Michael Eric Dyson believes in individual reparations (Ana Marie Cox, The New York Times Magazine)

NAACP president and others released from jail after arrests at Sen. Sessions' office (Melanie Eversley, USA Today)

NAACP president arrested at sit-in protesting Jeff Sessions's nomination for attorney general (Margaret Hartmann, New York Observer)

Northwestern University flies Black Lives Matter flag (Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times)

Obama racial legacy: Pride, promise, regret _ and deep rift (Sharon Cohen, Deepti Hajela, Associated Press)

Obama's considerable, if shaky, legacy (Matthew Cooper, Washington Monthly)

"Orange savages": Woman's racist rant against Filipino neighbor captured on camera (Traci G. Lee, NBC News)

Penalty phase begins in Dylann Roof church shooting trial (Radio, Debbie Elliott, All Things Considered, NPR)

Police killings of unarmed black men dropped by more than half in 2016 (Max Kutner, Newsweek)

The Rumpus interview with Roxane Gay (Abigail Bereola, The Rumpus)

Shootings in New York fall to lowest number since the '90s (Ashley Southall, The New York Times)

Some key moments related to race during Obama's presidency (Associated Press)

Son of civil rights activist tried by Sessions: He's not racist (Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner)

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction (German Lopez, Vox)

A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges. (Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post)

Tom Sowell, a fearless contrarian, puts down the pen (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Trump and black Americans (Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal)

USA Today's Kelly Lawler falsely brands Milo as "white nationalist," "racist," and "alt right" (Charlie Nash, Breitbart)

Wendy's tweets Pepe meme, claims it wasn't aware of alt-right mascot (Kristin Salaky, Talking Points Memo)

We reviewed 28 of the alleged hateful incidents after Trump's win. Here's what we found. (Tasneem Nashrulla, Michelle Broder Van Dyke, BuzzFeed)

Why Dylann Roof representing himself is a constitutional tragedy (Scott E. Sundby, The Huffington Post)

Will Megyn Kelly be less racist now that she's on NBC? (Michael Arceneaux, The Root)

Will TV's $20 million news actress do the "scary black man thing" at NBC? (Joe Lapointe, New York Observer)


Activists urge racist presidential election results should not be certified (Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet)

All lives matter, but do black lives really matter? (Clarence B. Jones, The Huffington Post)

Barack Obama's neoliberal legacy: Rightward drift and Donald Trump (Paul Street, TruthDig)

Black Lives Matter, Brown Berets demand Fresno police initiate "don't shoot" policy (Jim Guy, The Fresno Bee, Californien)

Bruce Springsteen bashes Trump, says he's never felt "the kind of fear that you feel now" (Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek)

Buffalo, NY residents outraged by racist comments of Trump campaign co-chair (Democracy Now)

Commentary: From debt to jobs, Obama failed to deliver (Justin Haskins, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Donald Trump isn't a fascist (Sheri Berman, Vox)

Dylann Roof is a loser (Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post)

The economic causes of Chicago's violence (Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader)

Former Chicago top cop blames Black Lives Matter for surge in violence (Video, Fox News)

Getting away with murder (Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project)

Guilty white liberals are purchasing racial indulgences (Jesse Singal, New York Magazine)

How "elites" became one of the nastiest epithets in American politics (Beverly Gage, The New York Times)

How one video game unflinchingly tackles racism with history and raw interactions (Iman Smith, NPR)

How Trayvon Martin set the wheels in motion for Obama's most powerful effort on race (Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post)

In 2017, fusing identity and class politics in "Trumpland" (Zoltán Grossman, Common Dreams)

Invited to sing at Trump's inauguration, Rebecca Ferguson makes a strange request (Video, Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times)

Jeff Sessions' relationship with Breitbart, "the platform" for the white nationalist alt-right, should be disqualifying (Marge Baker, The Huffington Post)

Justice Roberts sets new filing deadline in NC racial gerrymandering case (Tierney Sneed, Talking Points Memo)

Kamala Harris to take office with instantly high expectations (Carla Marinucci, Politico)

KKK leaders claim they were paid to fake scenes for cancelled A&E series (Keith Reid-Cleveland, Black Youth Project)

Leslie Jones speaks out after harasser Yiannopoulos lands book deal (Video, Kelly Lawler, USA Today)

Lionel Shriver doesn't care if you hate her sombrero (Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason.com)

"Loving" presents a humane vision of the good life (Filmanmeldelse, Ryan Hammill, The Federalist)

Make problems of policing, racism a public health issue (David R. Williams, Steven A. Mazzie, The Californian)

Meet the Harvard whiz kid who wants to explain Trumpism (Eliana Johnson, Politico)

Milo Yiannopoulos slams "thick as pig-sh**t media Jews" (Daniel J. Solomon, Forward)

Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal with Simon & Schuster, explained (Constance Grady, Vox)

NBC hires Megyn Kelly, racist attitudes and all (Kali Holloway, AlterNet)

Obama leaves the Constitution weaker than he found it (Garrett Epps, The Atlantic)

Obama's failed presidency (Conrad Black, National Review)

Obama's legacy: the promises, shortcomings and fights to come (Oliver Milman, Spencer Ackerman, Ed Pilkington, m.fl., The Guardian)

Pharrell Williams, making noise for "Hidden Figures" everywhere (Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times)

The real face of Washington (and the US) (Tom Engelhardt (TomDispatch), Truth-Out)

Review: "Hidden Figures" spotlights 3 heroic scientists in sexist, racist era (Filmanmeldelse, Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

Roxane Gay on writing Difficult Women and her outlook on 2017 (Julia Felsenthal, Vogue)

Sentencing phase to begin after Dylann Roof found competent to represent self (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over dams (Keith Ridler (Associate Press), Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon)

The surprising racial and gender bias in "Law and Order" (John Sides, The Washington Post)

Trump's election has changed Obama's post-presidency plans (Gregory Korte, USA Today)

Trump's immigration policies will pick up where Obama's left off (Kevin Johnson, The Conversation)

Trump supporters on what would change their minds (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

Trump voters explain themselves (Hamilton Nolan, Deadspin)

Trump white supremacist "revolt" possible if president-elect disappoints "alt-right" (Scott Hough, The Inquisitr)

Tyler Perry suggests backlash over new show is "reverse racism" (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)


1 of Chicago's bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides (Don Babwin, Associated Press)

The abuse of the term "alt-right" (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Barack Obama and me (J. D. Vance, The New York Times)

Black Lives Matter promoting several upcoming events focusing on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Brian Blair, The Republic, Columbus, Indiana)

Bruce Springsteen: Racism "genie" won't go "back in the bottle" after Trump (Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart)

The captive aliens who remain our shame (Bognanmeldelse, Annette Gordon-Reed, The New York Review of Books)

Dylann Roof, Charleston church killer, is deemed competent for sentencing (Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Eight immigration victories won for Americans in 2016 (Katie McHugh, Breitbart)

Empathy, the imagination, and Black Lives Matter (Gene Seymour, The Boston Globe)

Fox host tries to shame teen Ferguson artist for depicting cops negatively (Lauren Victoria Burke, Politic365)

Get that life: How I became a civil rights attorney for the ACLU (Heather Wood Rudulph, Cosmopolitan)

How Dylann Roof might save himself (Video, Page Pate, CNN)

How Trump made hatred profitable for Milo Yiannopoulos (Video, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, CNN)

Judge: Dylann Roof's second mental competency hearing to remain closed to public (Jennifer Berry Hawes, Glenn Smith, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Lawsuit: Dude ranch owner asked chef for "black people food" (Scott Sonner (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

Mississippi private prison neglected problems after deadly riot (Brian Sonenstein, ShadowProof)

Obama's indifference to white "deaths of despair" (Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media)

Obama's top 50 accomplishments, revisited (Paul Glastris, Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly)

Police violence frequently targets disabled black people - and we hardly ever talk about it (Rachel Anspach, Fusion)

Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over dams (Keith Ridler (Associated Press), ABC News)

A smokescreen for bigotry: Disguising anti-Muslim bias with land-use objections (Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post)

Sorry, liberals. We have to talk about economics - and race. (The National Memo)

The Trump administration should treat Islamists like the mafia (David Reaboi, Kyle Shideler, The Federalist)

Tyler Perry cries "reverse racism" amid criticism for white-led TLC drama (Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star)

What's up next in the federal trial of Dylann Roof? (Meg Kinnard (Associated Press), ABC News)

What to expect as prosecutors try to persuade jurors to sentence Dylann Roof to death (Matt Zatoposky, Mark Berman, The Washington Post)


26 small ways representation in Hollywood improved in 2016 (Ariane Lange, Adam B. Vary Susan Cheng, Katie Hasty, m. fl., BuzzFeed)

50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party: Lessons for 2017 (Teddy Shibabaw, Socialist Alternative)

Chicago violence takes spotlight (Cyra Master, The Hill)

Cop killers & killer cops: Lives lost in US officer-involved shootings in 2016 (Russia Today)

Crisis in Chicago (Video, Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes, CBS News)

Dakota Access pipeline protestors unfurl gigantic "DIVEST" banner during Vikings game (Sarah Harvard, Mic)

Dylann Roof himself rejects best defense against execution (Kevin Sack, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Former Chicago top cop: Black Lives Matter killing blacks (Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner)

Fort Worth police assault: Another first class racist beast (Colin Benjamin, Black Star News)

"He was the nationalist candidate" (Emma Green, The Atlantic)

How do Republicans get away with voter suppression? (Mark Karlin, Truthout)

I don't know whether Dylann Roof deserves to die, but I know the state should not get to kill him (Michael Darer, The Huffington Post)

My father came here illegally. But it many ways he was a red-blooded American (Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times)

The return of civil disobedience (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

A store in New Mexico posted racist "Kill Obama," "Muslims not welcome" signs on windows (Sarah Harvard, Mic)

Take it from Germany: Americans are too timid in confronting hate (Sabine Heinlein, The Daily Beast)

What do Trump supporters expect? (Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times)