Juli 2015


Gitte Nielsen, cand.mag., Amerikanske Studier



5th black woman dies in police custody in July (Courtney Jacobs, Afro)

After hearings on Sandra Bland, lawmaker calls for reforms to bond system (St. John Barned-Smith, The Houston Chronicle)

All the ways the new AP US history standards gloss over the country's racist past (Jake Flanagin, Quartz)

Bernie Sanders' blind spot on race was imported from Scandinavia (Paul Blest, New Republic)

Between the World and Me: A journey, not a vacation (Stuart Stevens, The Atlantic)

Black flight to the suburbs on the rise (William H. Frey, Brookings)

Black lives matter ... if caught on camera: guest opinion (Dexter Strong, al.com, Alabama)

Brother of Kelly Brinson on Samuel DuBose killing: "What are they still doing as university police?" - video (Video, Laurence Mathieu-Léger, The Guardian)

Campus police: different badges, different uniforms, but same deadly force (Lauren Gambino, Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Chris Hayes gets to the heart of the Samuel DuBose case: "Do cops cover up for other cops?" (Sophia Tesfaye, Salon)

Cincinnati reaction not like "Ferguson ... Baltimore" (James Pilcher (The Cincinnati Enquirer), USA Today)

Cincinnati shooting: What happened after the gun went off? (Video, BBC News)

Citizens, police gather to discuss race and trust (Beth Walton, The Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina)

Clinton and Bush take competing views on race inequality to Florida conference (Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian)

"Decoded" explains why it's time to stop blaming victims for police brutality: Watch (Madeline Roth, MTV)

Donald Trump's instinct for racially charged rhetoric, before his presidential bid (Alexander Burns, The New York Times)

Editorial: Hearing into Sandra Bland's death strikes a nerve (Leder, The Dallas Morning News)

Event to examine racial prejudice against Muslims (Kirsteen Paterson, The National)

Ex-Cincinnati cop accused of murder had previous heated traffic stop caught on video (Video, Deborah Hastings, New York Daily News)

Feds accuse St. Louis County family court of rights violations and racial bias (Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fitch: Prosecutor in Cincinnati case too quick with charges (Bill Reker, Lisa Cornwell, Dan Sewell, CBS St. Louis)

For 2016 Dems need a mythical war on voting rights (Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary)

For prisoners, a path to society (Leder, The New York Times)

For some drivers, video of Sandra Bland's arrest is all too familiar (Michael Wilson, The New York Times)

Hillary Clinton hits Jeb Bush first, and hard, in speech on race (Michael Barbaro, The New York Times)

Hillary Clinton takes a shot at Jeb Bush on race in front of black activists (Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times)

Hiring black prosecutors won't fix the criminal justice system (Nathan J. Robinson, Al Jazeera America)

How "assembly-line justice" victimizes kids in St. Louis County (Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

Human rights organization calls for answers in Sandra Bland's death (Video, Associated Press, Brandon Walker, Click2Houston)

"I could have been Sam DuBose": Ohio drivers question reason for traffic stop (Ellen Brait, The Guardian)

In report, Justice accuses St. Louis County family court of racial bias (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

Invisibility blues: Studying racial representation in videogames (Maddy Myers, The Mary Sue)

It's not just Sandra Bland: Three more mysterious jail deaths (Stephon Johnson, Amsterdam News, New York)

It's not just Sandra Bland: Why so many Americans die in limbo behind bars (Jared Heller, Pacific Standard)

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton take different paths to solving racial inequality (Natalie Johnson, The Daily Signal)

Jeb Bush praises Obama's "truth" on racial injustice (Loren Gutentag, Newsmax)

John Fountain: Random thoughts on lions, shootings, cops and preachers (John Fountain, Chicago Sun-Times)

Justice report accuses St. Louis County family court of racial bias (Radioindslag, Cheryl Corley, All Things Considered, NPR)

Lawyer: Ex-university policeman acted in self-defense in traffic-stop shooting (Abby Phillip, Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Martin O'Malley calls for racial bias training for police in new criminal justice plan (Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

The massive role that Medicare played in racial integration (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Naming this era of racial contradictions (Farah Stockman, The Boston Globe)

No mourning, no peace: Sam DuBose, Sandra Bland and why Black lives don't matter (yet) (Shannon M. Houston, Salon)

Not ready for prime time: The NYPD's body camera program has a lot of kinks for Commissioner Bratton to work out (Leder, New York Daily News)

Not the first time Cincinnati officers face controversy (Video, Erin Burnett, CNN)

Of lions and men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the lion (Roxane Gay, The New York Times)

Point Austin: Death in custody (Michael King, The Austin Chronicle, Texas)

Police union files grievance to get Ray Tensing his job back (Simon McCormack, The Huffington Post)

Racial segregation is still high in U.S. suburbs (Joe Schwartz, Futurity)

Ray Tensing and the myth of the "good cop" (Andre E. Johnson, The Huffington Post)

Republicans see opportunities with a changing - and skeptical - black electorate (David Weigel, Sean Sullivan, Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Samuel DuBose, Cecil the lion and the ethics of avowal (Lori Gruen, Al Jazeera America)

Samuel Du Bose's death in Cincinnati points to off-campus power of college police (John Mura, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland, and the national horror of jail suicides (Ryan Cooper, The Week)

Sandra Bland jail death investigation (Video, ABC News)

Sandra Bland protests in Minneapolis: "Black Lives Matter" demonstrators take to the streets (Michael Kaplan, International Business Times)

San Jose police facing another racial-profiling lawsuit (Video, Chuck Coppola, NBC Bay Area)

Shooting stirs racial tension in Fremont County (Radioindslag, Aaron Schrank, Wyoming Public Radio)

Should body-cam footage always go public? It's complicated (Davey Alba, Wired)

St. Louis County biased against black juveniles, Justice Department finds (Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times)

Superman fights the police in new comic paralleling Ferguson riots (Brian Henry, Fox News)

Ta-Nehisi Coates' case against American exceptionalism (Damon Linker, The Week)

Time travelers: My brush with the KKK in South Carolina (Crush Rush, Story of America)

Top Trump adviser has a history of provocative and racial Facebook posts (Hunter Walker, Ionia Sentinel-Standard, Michigan)

Two new police body camera videos reveal moments after Samuel DuBose fatal shooting. Those officers are now on paid leave. (Liz Klimas, The Blaze)

Two other officers at Samuel DuBose shooting scene will not be charged (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Two University of Cincinnati officers placed on leave, investigation underway (Megan Specia, Mashable)

Universities increasingly arming their campus cops (Kevin Johnson, USA Today)

Watch another heated traffic stop made by Ray Tensing (Video, Emily Shapiro, ABC News)

What causes income inequality? (Francis Menton, City Journal)

Why Republicans should worry about restrictive voting laws (Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times)

Why what happened to Cecil the lion and Samuel DuBose should matter to us all (Gary Bailey, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., The Huffington Post)

W.K. Kellogg Foundation donates $4.7 million to benefit young men of color (Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

Woman's racial confrontation on Oak Street beach caught on camera (Video, Lauren Jiggetts, NBC Chicago)


After the death of Samuel DuBose, an officer is indicted in Cincinnati (Leder, The Washington Post)

American police's bloody, vengeful delusions: How a "chicken-crap" traffic stop ends in cold-blooded murder (Heather Digby Parton, Salon)

The anomaly of Dylann Roof (Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project)

Benjamin Crump: "What happened to Samuel DuBose was not an anomaly" (Benjamin Crump, MSNBC)

Body cameras: Experts weigh in on how they affect police officers (Video, Gillian Mohney, ABC News)

Can the black vote win Jeb Bush the presidency? (S.V. Dáte, National Journal)

Can the University of Cincinnati police learn from the city's police? (Nathalie Baptiste, The American Prospect)

Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

Cincinnati officer indictment: Seeing is believing (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Cincinnati prosecutor who charged officer: "When I indict a murderer, I don't pull punches" (Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

The Cincinnati shooting seen from 3 body cameras (Video, The Washington Post)

Cincinnati shooting tests "blue wall of silence" (+video) (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Cincinnati traffic stop shooting: Friend of Samuel Dubose says his death is turning point (Video, Emmanuelle Saliba, Erin McClam, NBC News)

Confederate battle flags found on grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church near MLK Center in Atlanta (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Confederate flag represents treason, racial subjugation, white power (Matthew Thick, MLive.com, Michigan)

Cop accused of killing driver out of jail, free on bond (Kevin Grasha, Sharon Coolidge (The Cincinnati Enquirer), USA Today)

Cop fatally shot teen in back, not in self-defense, family says (Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post)

Dispute breaks out at town hall meeting in Ferguson (Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Does the indictment of a killer cop mean that body cams work? (Mario Aguilar, Gizmodo)

The DuBose family: Grieving, but determined (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Ex-officer in Cincinnati makes bail in killing of motorist (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times)

The false peace in Cincinnati after killer cop was indicted (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

Family seeks change after son dies in Galveston County jail (Video, Miya Shay, KTRK, Galveston, Texas)

Ferguson preps for anniversary of Michael Brown's death (Video, Jennifer Meckles (KSDK-TV, St. Louis), USA Today)

Former NYPD detective on Sandra Bland's traffic stop: "The law says" do what officer says (Will Cabaniss, Politifact)

Former University of Cincinnati police officer pleads not guilty, bond set at $1 million (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Four black women have died in police custody since Sandra Bland (Kelsey Warner, The Christian Science Monitor)

Glare of video is shifting public's view of police (Video, Richard Pérez-Peña, Timothy Williams, The New York Times)

Here is why body cameras aren't enough (Jordan Lebeau, Boston.com)

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush both seek an edge by courting black voters (Laura Meckler, Beth Reinhard, The Wall Street Journal)

How one campus cop undid a city's police reforms (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

How the lack of police "discretion" killed Samuel Dubose and Sandra Bland (Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post)

The latest: Fired Ohio cop used stun gun on motorist in 2012 (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Lesson from DuBose's death: America has a serious policing problem (Jim Mitchell, The Dallas Morning News)

Lupica: Body cameras can't stop bad cops (Mike Lupica, New York Daily News)

Many colleges have armed police squads, but are they worth the risk? (Radioindslag, Martin Kaste, All Things Considered, NPR)

Media blasted for racial bias in Cincinnati shooting coverage (The Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today)

Minor: Mississippians must decide what flag means (Bill Minor, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi)

N.C. case represents pivotal point of voting debate (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post)

Newly revised AP US history standards take softer tone on racial history of America (Zoë Schlanger, Newsweek)

New York police should revise body camera rules, report says (J. David Goodman, The New York Times)

Obama is reinstating Pell grants for prisoners (Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project)

Obama, the police, and the rise of the racial mob (Abraham Miller, The Blaze)

Officers at Sam DuBose scene involved in death of another unarmed black man (Ryan Felton, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Opinion: Why #blacklivesmatter isn't enough (Vanessa White, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Outrage over the death of a lion, but not black women and men? (Courtney R. Baker, The Huffington Post)

Police shootings won't stop unless we also stop shaking down black people (Jack Hitt, Mother Jones)

Rachel Dolezal and racial identification (Lyle Foster, Springfield News-Leader, Missouri)

Racial profiling and the White House (Radioindslag, WDET, Detroit, Michigan)

Ruining lives with criminal "justice" (Doug Deason, The New York City)

Sam DuBose protesters make themselves heard in Cincinnati - video (Video, Laurence Mathieu, The Guardian)

Sam DuBose video changed everything: Column (Byron McCauley (The Cincinnati Enquirer), USA Today)

Samuel DuBose and Cincinnati's history of fraught racial relations with law enforcement (Jackie Salo, International Business Times)

Samuel DuBose: body-camera video shows 360-degree view of police killing (Video, The Guardian)

Samuel DuBose killing: officer pleads not guilty as protesters focus on colleagues (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Samuel DuBose's killing is a dark cloud with a grim silver lining (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Samuel DuBose video appears to show two officers reinforced false account of police killing (Oliver Laughland, Lauren Gambino, Valerie Lapinski, The Guardian)

Sanders increases campaign's focus on racial justice reform (Nicole Gaudiano, USA Today)

Sandra Bland, Samuel DuBose and the rise of "vehicular stop and frisk" (Amel Ahmed, Al Jazeera America)

S.C. needs real dialogue on race relations (Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, The Times and Democrat, South Carolina)

Shooting tests ties between a university and its city (Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Still killing citizens: The death of Sam DuBose (Doctor Cleveland, Dagblog)

Suspect who died in S.F. police confrontation was wanted for beating elderly man (Henry K. Lee, Hamed Aleaziz, Vivian Ho, Jaxon Van Derbeken, The San Francisco Chronicle)

Texas House committee grills DPS chief over Sandra Bland's death (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

Texas trooper's behavior called "catalyst" in Sandra Bland's death (David Montgomery, The New York Times)

Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge (Associated Press, The New York Times)

A tour of abandoned New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina - in pictures (Fotos, The Guardian)

The videos that are putting race and policing into sharp relief (Damien Cave, Rochelle Oliver, The New York Times)

Virginia man killed by police was shot in back of head, family lawyer says (Associated Press, The Guardian)

We don't know if Sandra Bland killed herself. But suicides are often sudden and impulsive. (German Lopez, Vox)

What cops and their supporters are saying about the Sam DuBose video (Matt Ferner, Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

What the video shows vs. what the officer claims about Sam DuBose's killing (Video, Simon McCormack, The Huffington Post)

White flight never ended (Alana Semuels, The Atlantic)

Who runs the streets of New Orleans? (David Amsden, The New York Times)

Why blame marijuana for Sandra Bland's death? (Jacob Sullum, Forbes)

Why universities have their own armed police forces (Eliza Gray, Time)

Why white politicians should say black lives matter (P.G. Sittenfeld, The Huffington Post)

With videos, more eyes and more pressure are on police (The Dallas Morning News)


#BlackLivesMatters co-founder "mortified" by O'Reilly's "anarchistic" comment (Video, Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

"Absolutely unwarranted," lawyer says of cop's indictment (Sharon Coolidge, Kevin Grasha, Dan Horn (The Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today)

At least 5 black women have died in jail this month - here are 10 facts you need to know (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

The "Bastards" motorcycle club is redefining racist biker culture (James King, Vocativ)

Bernie Sanders' Southern strategy (Arit John, Bloomberg)

Body camera footage shows police officer shoot Sam DuBose (Video, The Washington Post)

Chicago race riot 1919 (Daryl Worthington, New Historian)

Cincinnati's emotional reaction to the death of Samuel Dubose (Fotos, The Washington Post)

Confederate flag-wavers crashed a black child's birthday yelling "Kill y'all N*ggers" (Tom McKay, Mic)

Dear Mrs. DuBose, I visited your son today (Chris Graves, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Dozens gather at Belo Garden to protest deaths of Sandra Bland, Sam DuBose (Claire Z. Cardona, The Dallas Morning News)

A dream undone (Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times)

Dylann Roof's public defender is a longtime critic of injustice against African Americans (Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz)

Family of Samuel DuBose, killed by university cop, calls for peace after Cincinnati indictment (Video, Jacquellena Carrero, NBC News)

Ferguson prisoner beaten by cops has won his appeal (Michael Daly, The Daily Beast)

The Ferguson report. Part 1: Breathing while black, and other offenses (Who.What.Why.)

Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court says (Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times)

Helpful hint for Julian Castro on how to desegregate the park cities (Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer)

How Cincinnati learned from riots in 2001 (Video, Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC)

How the "best place to live in America" treats people of color when they're pulled over (Stephen Benavides, Think Progress)

Is it time to rethink campus police in light of Sam DuBose's death? (Kyle Jaeger, ATTN:)

Jury is selected for Kerrick trial; testimony begins Monday (Hayley Fowler, Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

Knowledge can help dispel racial myths (Jerry Large, The Seattle Times)

Latino incomes are rising, so why are their homeownership rates dropping? (Brentin Mock, CityLab)

Meet Dylann Roof's defender (Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project)

Mother of Cincinnati police shooting victim calls for justice in this heart-wrenching statement (Video, Mother Jones)

Murder by cop: The unjustifiable killing of Samuel DuBose by officer Ray Tensing (Leder, New York Daily News)

New allegations of racial profiling by San Jose cops (Tracey Kaplan, San Jose Mercury News, Californien)

Ohio prosecutor: Indicted cop "should never have been a police officer" (Video, Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)

On Wyatt Cenac, "Key & Peele," and being the only one in the room (Gene Demby, NPR)

People who should be released from jail are dying there instead (Daniel Rivero, Fusion)

Photos: The funeral of Samuel DuBose (Fotos, Chicago Tribune)

Racial terror is nothing new to black America, but when will it stop being tolerated? (Lincoln A. Blades, The Grio)

Ray Tensing: Here's what we know about the officer who killed Samuel DuBose (Phillip Ross, Mic)

Ruling on Garner case, Cincinnati shooting prove need for reform (Leder, Newsday)

Sam DuBose: From no front license plate to murder (Marina Trahan Martinez, The Dallas Morning News)

The Sam Dubose police report is full of falsehoods from Ray Tensing's fellow officers (Jeremy Stahl, Slate)

Samuel DuBose could have been pulled over in Texas, too (Marina Trahan Martinez, The Dallas Morning News)

The Samuel DuBose shooting video proved the police incident report was totally bogus (German Lopez, Vox)

Samuel DuBose was murdered. How much is enough? (Goldie Taylor, Blue Nation Review)

Sandra Bland and Black Girls Matter (Video, Kimberle Crenshaw, The Real News)

Sandra Bland's death in police custody puts spotlight on Texas jail standards (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

The second indictment of Dylann Roof is worse than redundant (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

"Senseless" and "asinine": prosecutor's words on Samuel DuBose killing a win for reformers (Nicole Flatow, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

The shooting of Samuel Dubose (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Should college police officers be armed and challenging people off campus? (Susan Svrluga, Nick Anderson, Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Son: DuBose "didn't do anything, and they shot him" (James Pilcher, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

St. Louis region still among worst in nation for black-white economic disparity, says report (Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

A study of California prosecutors finds a lack of diversity (Debbie Mukamal, David Alan Sklansky, Los Angeles Times)

Tale of two cities - report shows racial divide in St. Louis (Kevin Killeen, CBS St. Louis)

Texas authorities hope Sandra Bland booking video will quell rumors (Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)

Three Cincinnati police officers indicted, acquitted in on-duty killings since 2000 (WCPO, Cincinnati)

Twitter users react to the death of Sam DuBose (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

UC police department under fire (Amber Hunt, Hannah Sparling, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder (Kevin Williams, Wesley Lowery, Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Video of Sam DuBose's death drastically different from the police report (Jay Hathaway, Gawker)

Who is Mark O'Mara? Attorney for Cincinnati police shooting victim Samuel DuBose family represented George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's killer (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Watching Sandra Bland (Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker)

Why aren't we as universally outraged over Sandra Bland's death as we are over Cevil the lion? (David Ferguson)

Why Christians need Coates (Jonathan Orbell, Sojourners)

Why focusing on suicide in the deaths of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman misses the point (Natasha Lennard)

Why the Black Lives Matter campaign matters to Bernie Sanders (Lincoln Mitchell, New York Observer)

Why the killing of an unarmed black man has Cincinnati police on edge right now (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)


Another reason to question whether black lives matter in Mississippi (Alan Chin, Reuters)

Baltimore officials discussed "riot" an hour before first brick was thrown (The Baltimore Sun)

Between the World and Me: Black American motherhood (Emily Bernard, The Atlantic)

Black students in the U.S. get criminalized while white students get treatment (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

Christie: State police will get body cameras (Tom Davis, Princeton Patch, New Jersey)

Cincinnati police chief wary of failout from Dubose shooting video (Al Jazeera America)

Cleveland transit police suspend officer who pepper-sprayed Black Lives crowd (Afi Scruggs, The Guardian)

Country's youngest convicted killer gets released (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Cure for racial dishonesty (Walter E. Williams, Town Hall)

Damon Davis' hands reach from Ferguson to Ladue with hope for racial justice (Robert Duffy, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Devil finds work: A killing in Mississippi (Goldie Taylor, Blue Nation Review)

Disappearing Indians, part II: The hypocrisy of race in deciding who's enrolled (Steve Russell, Indian Country Today Media Network)

Experts: Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises possibility she used marijuana in jail (Associated Press, Fox News)

Experts say Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises questions (Catherine Saint Louis, The New York Times)

Ferguson mayor on protests: "I wasn't there" (Lori Jane Gliha, Sameen Amin, Al Jazeera America)

Former Baltimore police commissioner Anthony Batts lied about meeting with Freddie Gray's family: report (Jason Silverstein, New York Daily News)

Getting a home loan is expensive - especially for black women (Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones)

Hank Johnson: "It's open season on all Americans" (Video, Daniel Malloy, Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Hillary and the Dems have a #blacklivesmatter problem (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

How Atticus Finch represents American aristocracy (Peter Lawler, The Federalist)

It's not a "white thing": the mythology of suicide in black American lives (Steven W Thrasher, The Guardian)

Jeb Bush speaks of firsthand knowledge on discrimination (Alan Rappeport)

Life after Michael Brown and Freddie Gray (Al Jazeera America)

Longing for a watchman (Rachel Marie Stone, Christianity Today)

Manning: Sarah Lee Circle Bear died while in police custody; family seeks justice (Sarah Sunshine Manning, Indian Country Today Media Network)

March, civil disobedience planned in Ferguson (Jacob Kim, St. Louis Business Journal)

Markos Moulitsas: Sanders struggles on race (Markos Moulitsas, The Hill)

More Sandra Bland jail footage released by Texas authorities (Video, Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Mother of 8 dies in Mount Vernon holding cell (Jane Lerner, Matt Coyne, Matt Spillane, The Journal News, White Plains, New York)

The mythical virtues of non-violent resistance (Ted Scheinman, Pacific Standard)

The nation will celebrate 147 years since blacks earned full citizenship under the law, but does it mean anything today? (Chérmelle D. Edwards, Atlanta Black Star)

Officials in Texas, alleging death threats, release new Sandra Bland jail video (Video, Michael Muskal, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

Op-ed: Bridging the gap between gay pride and black lives (Femi Redwood, The Advocate)

Protestantism has a race problem (Sarah Kaufman, Vocativ)

Racial injustice still rife in health care (Video, Vijay Das, Adam Gaffney, CNN)

Sandra Bland: A black woman's life finally matters (Jamilah Lemieux, Gawker)

Sandra Bland and the transgression of empowered black womanhood (Rev. Dominique C. Atchison, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland memorial defaced with "All Lives Matter" graffiti (Sophia Tesfaye, Salon)

Sheriff where Sandra Bland died says there's no racism in his county (Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post)

The Soapbox: Spreading unsubstantiated theories about Sandra Bland's death won't bring her justice (Tiffanie Drayton, The Frisky)

Solomon Jones: Sandra Bland shows black women also need to worry (Solomon Jones, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Suicide of black woman, 18, in Alabama police custody is another preventable tragedy (Michael Sainato, New York Observer)

This app could help combat racial profiling during traffic stops (Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

Two dead in Houston Police custody in just eight days - two weeks after Sandra Bland jail suicide sparked controversy (James Quinn, Daily Mail, UK)

U.S. mayors say Ferguson could happen to us (Ben Wofford, Politico)

Video of Sandra Bland at Texas jail is released (Video, Dana Ford, CNN)

Waller County, Texas, releases Sandra Bland booking video (Radioindslag, Martin Kaste, All Things Considered, NPR)

Watch: Ga. child's birthday turns tense as men with Confederate flags threaten to kill "N--gers" (Video, Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Watts riots, 50 years later: What has L.A. learned, and done? (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

We blame minority groups for individual crimes. Why do white conservatives get a pass? (Sally Kohn, The Washington Post)

What we can learn from Sandra Bland's tragic end (Margaret Burnham, WBUR, Boston, Massachusetts)

White people: A bad racial group? (Lauren Southern, Spiked)

Why it's dangerous to say Sandra Bland didn't look like someone who would commit suicide (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

Why polls on race relations ignore the existence of institutional racism (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Why the "Black Church" doesn't exist - and never has (Lawrence Ware, CounterPunch)

Young Maryland filmmakers fight racial stereotypes (Video, Faiza Elmasry, Voice of America)


6 things white feminists can do in response to Sandra Bland and police brutality against women of color (Alex Berg, The Huffington Post)

17 outrageous structural realities black girls and women face in America today (Jamilah King, Mic)

All talk: Fewer black reporters now than in 1968 - 4.78% (Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner)

American racism in the "white frame" (George Yancy, Joe Feagin, The New York Times)

Another outrage in Sandra Bland injustice: She could't find $500 bail (Sharon Grigsby, The Dallas Morning News)

Antiracism, our flawed new religion (John McWhorter, The Daily Beast)

Are black women invisible? (Radioindslag, WDET, Detroit, Michigan)

Are we born racist? Bias expert answers timely questions (Berkeley News, UC-Berkeley)

At a vigil for Kindra Chapman, questions remain about her death (Ashley Cleek, Al Jazeera America)

Bernie Sanders, other candidates need to get louder on civil rights (Renée Graham, The Boston Globe)

BuzzFeed helped spread far-fetched conspiracy theories about Sandra Bland's death (Jesse Singal, New York Magazine)

Can a public defender really handle 700 cases a year? (Gabrielle Canon, Mother Jones)

Chicago community outraged after cops tow car from crime scene with dead bodies inside (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Cincinnati promises reform after Samuel Dubose's death but a family demands justice and answers (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Community joins together to clean up Ferguson (Video, Laura Shay, KMOV, St. Louis)

Confederate flag battle in Panhandle pits North against South (Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times, Florida)

Confederate soldier statue in Montgomery spray-painted with "black lives matter" (Perry Stein, The Washington Post)

Death of Paul Castaway highlights Denver's overlooked police brutality problem (Kit O'Connell, MintPress News)

De-policing and reality for police professionals (William L. Harvey, officer.com)

DJ Henry was a black man killed by police. Should he be a cause? (Lisa Belkin, Yahoo)

Doyel: His Confederate flag was flying, so I had to ask him: Why? (Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star)

Economic progressives v. racial justice progressives? (Vinnie Rotondaro, National Catholic Reporter)

Emmett Till's legacy will be revisited with three projects in development (Donte Slocum, Atlanta Black Star)

Essay: Cultural extermination and the erasure of blackness (Danielle Moodie-Mills, NBC News)

Evidence doesn't seem to matter to #BlackLivesMatter conspiracy theorists (Ian Tuttle, National Review)

Family of Sandra Bland seeks answers with multiple inquiries into case underway (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Family of woman found dead in jail outside of Cleveland asks for answers (Daniel McGraw, The Guardian)

From "I Am a Man" to "Black Lives Matter" (Meghan Walsh, Ozy)

"Fox & Friends": Maybe trooper in Sandra Bland stop feared cigarette assault? (Erik Wemple, The Washington Post)

Healing the inequality and race problem split (Erik Sherman, Forbes)

Here's everything we know about Ralkina Jones, another woman who died in jail (John Walker, Fusion)

Here's how The New York Times keeps a baseless racial story alive (Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Mag)

Here's what I did when racists complained about an interracial family in my magazine (Scott Vogel, The Washington Post)

Here's what Sandra Bland's death says about our broken bail system (Shane Bauer, Mother Jones)

Hillary: A black man in a hoodie is scary for a lot of "well-meaning" white people (Carmine Sabia, BizPac Review)

The history of racism in wrestling goes deeper than you might think (Owen Duffy, The Guardian)

How being a Kenyan American and an African American has shaped Obama's presidency (Theodore R. Johnson III, The Root)

How racially diverse are U.S. religious groups? (Pew Research Center)

How slavery's legacy affects the mental health of black Americans (Alma Carten, New Republic)

How to eliminate prejudice from America's offices and courts (Millie Dent, The Week)

I could have been Sandra Bland (Leighann Lord, The Huffington Post)

Independent committee to investigate Sandra Bland death and traffic stop (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Instagram restricted Sandra Bland hashtag to block hate speech (Alexis Sobel Fitts, The Huffington Post)

Is Bernie Sanders getting anti-semitic treatment? (Ari Paul, Forward)

Jamelle Bouie: New housing rules are far from social engineering (Jamelle Bouie, The Dallas Morning News)

Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post)

Jennifer Laurin: Texas could do more to rein in bad policing (Jennifer Laurin, The Dallas Morning News)

Jesse Jackson: Sandra Bland's only offense "driving while black" (Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)

March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson (Jim Suhr, Jim Salter, Associated Press)

Marshall Project stakes out high ground on journalism's slippery slope (Danny Funt, Columbia Journalism Review)

Native American activist found dead in jail just one day after Sandra Bland (Jorge Rivas, Fusion)

New "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah tries out jokes about racism, ebola (Marc Silver, NPR)

The "new Jim Crow" through New Haven eyes (Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent, Connecticut)

New Sandra Bland Facebook video surfaces (Video, Rucks Russell, KHOU 11 News, Houston, Texas)

No Confederate battle flag, but Oregon has its own history of racism (Casey Parks, The Oregonian)

An open letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders (Jordan Weiers, Dennis Ojogho, The Huffington Post)

Palin asks which killed more black people: Confederate flag or Planned Parenthood? (Ken Meyer, Mediaite)

Panel to review Sandra Bland case for D.A.; lab report confirms marijuana (Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times)

The perils of driving while black in Los Angeles (T.K. Coleman, Newsweek)

Police aren't superheroes and black men aren't villains. This isn't a comic book (Zach Stafford, The Guardian)

Priorities for president Obama's remaining time in office (Radioindslag, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

Racism and Sandra Bland's death (Hatem Bazian, Daily Sabah, Tyrkiet)

The remedies to come after Sandra Bland's death (Rick Cohen, Nonprofit Quarterly)

Review: Kristen Green's "Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County" (Boganmeldelse, Jonathan Winter, The New York Times)

Rubio: US has "long" and "painful" history of discrimination (Bill Barrow (Associated Press), The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Sandra Bland: 5 questions that we should still be asking about her death (Robert Lee Mitchell III, The Independent, UK)

Sandra Bland and the dilemma of mental illness in the black community (Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland's death divides Texas county with ugly history of racism (Tom Rowley, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland's death still matters, regardless of whether or not she died by suicide (Tiffany Thomas, Bustle)

The Sandra Bland video demonstrates how knowing a little about your rights can be just as dangerous as not knowing them at all (Phil Gommels, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland wasn't the only woman abused by male cops in Texas (Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post)

Ta-Nehisi Coates woke me up: Lessons on race, atheism and my white privilege (Greg M. Epstein, Salon)

Tara Trower Doolittle: Sandra Bland is dead because she was "uppity" (Tara Trower Doolittle, The Dallas Morning News)

Teaching Kendrick Lamar and social justice in and outside the classroom (Michelle Threadgould, New York Observer)

There ought to be a law against hate (Harpreet Singh Saini, The New York Times)

Two women who were in jail with Sandra Bland share their own opinions about what happened to her (Video, Jennifer Van Laar, IJReview)

Waller County DA releases Sandra Bland's toxicology report (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

What Flint, Michigan, and Salem, Massachusetts, have in common (Daniel Hertz, In These Times)

Why America needs federal legislation protecting black citizens from aggressive law enforcement tactics (H. A. Goodman, The Huffington Post)

Why did transit cop use pepper spray on black crowd in Cleveland? (+video) (Video, Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

Wickham: Sandra Bland's fate sealed by bad policing (DeWayne Wickham, USA Today)

Will Smith and Jay Z are making an HBO miniseries about the murder of Emmett Till (Anna Silman, Salon)

You're asking the wrong questions about Sandra Bland (Anna Nti-Asare, The Huffington Post)

"You seem irritated": Sandra Bland spoke, then she died (Alison Datko, The Huffington Post)


The American empire is fading out: #BlackLivesMatter, Bernie Sanders & the secrets to a better tomorrow (Matthew Pulver, Salon)

At Prairie View A&M, Sandra Bland's arrest, death reopen old wounds (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

At Sandra Bland's funeral, celebration and defiance (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Attorney General Lynch: Sandra Bland's death highlights black Americans' concerns about police (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Bernie Sanders makes direct appeal to black voters (Video, Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC)

Bernie Sanders: Racism, economic inequality are "parallel problems" (Carrie Dann, NBC News)

Cleveland transit cop pepper sprays Black Lives Matter attendees (UPDATE) (Kelly Chen, The Huffington Post)

Colorado cops arrest mom for Confederate flag arson (Corey Hutchins, The Daily Beast)

The Confederate battle flag - the struggle for historical truth (Mike Scruggs, The Tribune Papers, North Carolina)

The Confederate flag is down, but racism remains alive (Billy Easton, The Buffalo News, New York)

Confederate flag supporters, counter demonstrators rally in downtown Tulsa (Kyle Hinchey, Stacy Ryburn, Tulsa World, Oklahoma)

Conservatives are holding a conversation about race (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Fake mugshot photo complicates issues surrounding Sandra Bland's death (The Inquisitr)

A first step in criminal justice reform (Susan Grigsby, Daily Kos)

Groups in Texas hold vigil, protest in death of Sandra Bland (Associated Press, The Houston Chronicle)

Ken Cuccinelli says "Black Lives Matter" insults white people (Video, Lydia O'Connor, The Huffington Post)

The little Führer (Vegas Tenold, Al Jazeera America)

Loretta Lynch: Sandra Bland's case highlights "frustration" with law enforcement (Marina Fang, The Huffington Post)

Lynch: Sandra Bland case highlights concerns of black community (Kyle Balluck, The Hill)

Man shot over Confederate flag is not racist, friend says (Erin Blasko, South Bend Tribune, Indiana)

Marijuana consumption is not the issue, police misconduct is (Johnny Green, The Weed Blog)

The miracle of Harper Lee (Saba Imtiaz, The News on Sunday, Pakistan)

The mysterious case of Sandra Bland (Chicago Tribune)

No, white people will never understand the black experience (Lorraine Devon Wilke, The Huffington Post)

Perry calls for transparency in Sandra Bland investigation (Sylvan Lane, The Dallas Morning News)

Racially fraught legacy where Sandra Bland died (Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC)

The real Atticus Finch (Video, Ray Jenkins, The Baltimore Sun)

The real cost of federal housing initiatives (Robert Knight, The Washington Times)

Sanders, Clinton and the Democratic Party should thank #BlackLivesMatter (Ian Reifowitz, Daily Kos)

Sanders visits Louisiana, talks Sandra Bland & gun control (CBS Dallas Fort Worth)

Sandra Bland, citizen (Jedediah Purdy, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland could not be murdered when family and friends heard from her while she was in jail: An objective view of the case (The Inquisitr)

Sandra Bland video is deflating to so many (Lonnae O'Neal, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland was absolutely right to protest violent male authority (Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable)

"She didn't kill herself," Sandra Bland's mother says at funeral (Lynette Holloway, The Root)

The sin of David: A sermon on power and (white) privilege (Eric Smith, Patheos)

Smithfield's William White, a Tuskegee airman, dies at 88 (Margaret Matray, The Virginian-Pilot)

STEVE WARNSTADT: Flag of rebellion deserves no public place of honor (Steve Warnstadt, Sioux City Journal, Iowa)

A tale of two deaths: How Democrats treat victims differently based on race (Derek Hunter, Town Hall)

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks on Sandra Bland, coping while black and protecting the black body in America (Video, Victoria Johnson, The Urban Twist)

Texas county's racial past is seen as prelude to Sandra Bland's death (Sharon LaFraniere, Richard A. Oppel Jr., David Montgomery, The New York Times)

Texas county where inmate died has history of racial tension (Michael Graczyk, Associated Press)

Waller church to hold march for Sandra Bland (Lauren Caruba, The Houston Chronicle)

"Watchman," "Mockingbird" and the real Monroeville (Steve Stewart, The Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama)

What happened to Rexdale Henry, a Native American activist? His death is drawing comparisons to Sandra Bland (Kim Lyons, Bustle)


3 things Sandra Bland's autopsy still doesn't fully explain, despite the medical examiner's confident verdict (Melanie Schmitz, Bustle)

All evidence suggests that Sandra Bland killed herself, but DeRay McKesson continues to claim she was murdered (Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

America, the fearful? (Leder, The News Leader, Staunton, Virginia)

Amid lingering skepticism, a primer on what Bland's autopsy can tell us (Radioindslag, All Things Considered, NPR)

Are Americans more pessimistic about race - or more realistic? (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

At Sandra Bland's funeral, a black church mourns, again (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

At Sandra Bland's funeral, mourners say "it's all about social justice" (Radioindslag, Natalie Moore, All Things Considered, NPR)

Black South Carolina trooper explains why he embraced a white supremacist (Dan Barry, The New York Times)

Bland's death can - and should - inspire more understanding (Lisa Falkenberg, The Houston Chronicle)

Busing failed then, would fail now (John Mogk, Detroit Free Press)

Can the South Carolina GOP get rid of its Confederate ghosts? (Jessica Taylor, NPR)

DeRay McKesson: Leader, activist, and unrepentant conspiracy-monger (Alex Griswold, Mediaite)

Eric Garner killing, one year on: "Sit down son, it's time for The Talk" (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

"Fair housing" comes to Hillary's home town (Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine)

Fellow prisoner says Sandra Bland was weeping, not eating before her death; new dash cam video emerges (Deborah Hastings, New York Daily News)

Funeral for woman found dead in Texas jail set for Saturday (Reuters)

Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law (Kathleen Foody (Associated Press), Stars and Stripes)

The Harper Lee "Go Set a Watchman" fraud (Joe Nocera, The New York Times)

Hundreds bid farewell to woman who died in Texas jail cell (Associated Press, ABC News)

Hundreds gather to mourn Sandra Bland amid lingering questions of her death (Daniel Politi, Slate)

Hurting police officers' egos can be fatal for black people (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

Increased use of police cameras raise new questions (Hamed Aleaziz, San Francisco Chronicle)

It's not Thomas Jefferson's fault: Race, the Confederate flag and the new historic correctness (Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg, Salon)

It's time to get real about racial diversity in comics (Laura Hudson, Wired)

I won't vote in US elections anymore - I don't want to be part of a racist system (YM Carrington, The Guardian)

Justice Department scrutinizes firing of black police chief in Pocomoke City, Md. (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

"Key & Peele" to end after its fifth season (Jonah Bromwich, The New York Times)

Mourners gather for Sandra Bland's funeral (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Netroots disruption energizes black activists (Maya Park, Daniel Strauss, Politico)

New dash cam video shows another view of Sandra Bland's arrest (Video, Michael Geheren, WGN, Chicago)

New Orleans officer fatally shoots man ramming car into homes, police say (Associated Press, The Guardian)

No rest for the candidates in this summer of discontent (Dan Balz, The Washington Post)

Only the puck was black: A story of race and the NHL (Gilman W. Whiting (The Conversation US), The Week)

Poll: Race relations have taken a nosedive under Obama (Daniel Davis, Town Hall)

Representing Freddie Gray's family: A venerable lawyer in cases involving race, police and death (Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland death a senseless tragedy: Their take (Leder, Orlando Sentinel)

Sandra Bland death may lead to disciplinary action, sheriff says (David Montgomery, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland funeral: she has joined "a list of martyrs", says pastor (Zach Stafford, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland laid to rest as questions rise (Andrea Mandell, USA Today)

Sandra Bland remembered as "courageous voice" at funeral (Matthew Daly (Associated Press), Time)

Sandra Bland's American tragedy: How a country's vicious history lives on in an all-too-modern outrage (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Sandra Bland's death ruled suicide; jail mate says she was emotional (Video, Ed Payne, CNN)

Sandra Bland's mother: "Baby did not take herself out" (Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times)

Sandra Bland: suspicion and mistrust flourish amid official inconsistencies (Tom Dart, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

The staggering number of wrongful convictions in America (Samuel R. Gross, The Washington Post)

Still more work to be done on race relations in U.S. (Rekha Basu, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Video: A young black man talks to his mom about the traffic stop that almost killed him (Video, Yes! Magazine)

Waller County DA: "The most important thing" is getting justice (Jayme Fraser, The Houston Chronicle)

White progressives must address racial injustice (Kimberly C. Ellis, Al Jazeera America)

Whitewashing the Black Panthers (Michael Moynihan, The Daily Beast)

Why were Sandra Bland's booking forms inconsistent? (Video, Melissa Harris-Perry Show, MSNBC)

Witnesses say Confederate flag, racial slurs led to South Bend shooting (Alexis Gray, Fox 28, Michigan)


#BlackLivesMatter founders: Sandra Bland didn't commit suicide - she was "a victim of state violence" (Arturo Garcia, Raw Story)

#SandraBland: The truth is in the justice, not the details (Tayllor Johnson, BK Nation)

4 presidential candidates who said Sandra Bland deserves justice & black lives matter (Hope Racine, Bustle)

9 questions in the Sandra Bland case (Video, Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC)

95% of police killings in 2015 occurred in neighborhoods with incomes under $100,000 (Zaid Jilani, AlterNet)

American justice is not all that blind (Leder, San Antonio Express-News)

America's new brutalism: the death of Sandra Bland (Henry Giroux, CounterPunch)

Are there racial imbalances in special education? (Video, Marc Lamont Hill, The Huffington Post)

As the world watches, Waller sheriff invites change in wake of Bland's death (Dane Schiller, Lomi Kriel, The Houston Chronicle)

Between the World and Me ... and Twitter (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Black & female in Chicago: How the fate of Sandra Bland hits home (Video, CBS Chicago)

The Brief: Experts say jailers' mental health training inadequate (Polo Roche, The Texas Tribune)

Candidates are ignoring race's crucial role in determining who thrives, struggles (Mechele Dickerson, The Conversation)

Cincinnati police issue report on shooting (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Democrats mum on Obama's record on race and poverty (Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post)

Donald Trump, at Mexican border, claims close ties to Hispanics (Nick Corasaniti, The New York Post)

Don't mourn Atticus Finch (Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal)

"Driving while black": Darrius Stewart's death raises racial profiling concerns (Jerry Askin, WWC Action News 5, Memphis, Tennessee)

Driving while black, female and fearless (Sikivu Hutchinson, The Huffington Post)

Dylann Roof should be tried as a terrorist: America's disturbing double-standard on political violence (and why it matters) (Marcy Wheeler, Salon)

Forensic experts: Sandra Bland mugshot conspiracy "ridiculous" (James Joiner, The Daily Beast)

Former Daily Show writer tells how John Stewart told him to "f--k off" when he voiced concerns about racial issue (Yesha Callahan, The Root)

Go Set a Watchman: Harper Lee's lost illusions (Bernie Whelan, Spiked)

He gave me a breathalyzer test that I couldn't refuse (Janis Powers, The Huffington Post)

Housing data only part of Obama's "racist" puzzle (Allyne Caan, The Patriot Post)

How many more Sandra Blands? (Terry O'Neill, The Huffington Post)

How NASA advanced the cause of African Americans during the Civil Rights movement (Julianne Malveaux, The Washington Post)

How we're failing Sandra Bland: Mainstream feminists need to do more to fight for women of color (Eesha Pandit, Salon)

Hulk Hogan apologizes for racial slur, after losing W.W.E. contract (Katie Rogers, The New York Times)

If Sandra Bland wanted to get sassy with a cop, she should have been white (Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer)

In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me. (Alex Horton, The Washington Post)

In second White House bid, Clinton embraces race as a top issue, denounces "systemic racism" (Bill Barrow (Associated Press), Minneapolis Star Tribune)

In Texas jails, hanging most common suicide method (Terri Langford, Mallory Busch, Annie Daniel, The Texas Tribune)

"Is this your car?": Like Sandra Bland, I confronted an officer who pulled me over for driving while black (Joyce King, Salon)

"It's really long overdue": Why Obama's new anti-segregation rules are coming decades late (Elias Isquith, Salon)

Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson on race, religion and rights (Philip Galanes, The New York Times)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People gets it right about being white (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time)

Kindra Chapman's family believes she committed suicide (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Larry Wilmore on Sandra Bland: Black people have to act like the Dowager Countess to avoid police brutality (Travis Gettys, Raw Story)

Let's consider leniency for many "violent" offenders too (Andrea Roth, Los Angeles Times)

Maps show visible racial divides in major Texas cities (John D. Harden, The Houston Chronicle)

McClelland: Officer who arrested Bland "over the line" (Benjamin Wermund, The Houston Chronicle)

Missed warning signs in Sandra Bland's death (Video, Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC)

Most white Americans say they do not live, work, or come in regular contact with more than "a few" blacks (The Week)

My Sandra Bland story (Torri Stuckey, The Huffington Post)

Obama: Race a fault line in America (Video, BBC News)

Obama's "post-racial" presidency has been a DISASTER for race relations, poll reports (Carmine Sabia, BizPac Review)

Officer-involved shooting at Plymouth Arby's leaves one man dead (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

On "contempt of cop," jailhouse suicide, and Sandra Bland (Dan Solomon, Texas Monthly)

The one, key difference between American "patriots" and Sandra Bland (Meredith Bennett-Smith, Quartz)

On the death of Sandra Bland and our vulnerable bodies (Roxane Gay, The New York Times)

Poll: Six in 10 Americans say race relations bad (Voice of America)

Presidential candidates on the economy, race and immigration (Radioindslag, Left Right & Center, KCRW, Santa Monica, Californien)

Program aims to reduce "social distance" between police, youth (Benjamin Wermund, The Houston Chronicle)

Ramarley Graham's mother tells DOJ to stop dragging its feet (Christopher Mathias, The Huffington Post)

Rutgers professor's Salon column on Sandra Bland death causes controversy (Headlines & Global News)

Sandra Bland case shows deficiencies in jail oversight (Edgar Walters, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune)

Sandra Bland death findings to be reviewed in second autopsy (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland's autopsy details how she died (Katie Rogers, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland's death brings attention to suicides in jail (Jason Meisner, Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune)

Sandra Bland's friend haunted by missed voicemail (Video, Sarah Begley, Time)

Sandra Bland should have never been arrested (Michael Sainato, The Hill)

Sandra Bland shows there are different rules for black people (Renée Graham, The Boston Globe)

Sandra Bland's mother speaks: "She was excited about the next chapter in her life" (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Sandra Bland's sister responds to suicide allegations, lawyer says Waller County withholding details (Video, Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now)

Sandra Bland was murdered (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone)

Some history lessons are black and white (Bill Torpy, Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Suicide evidence mounts in Bland jail death (CBS Dallas Fort-Worth, Texas)

Ta-Nehisi Coates in converation with David Remnick (Podcast, The New Yorker)

Ten rules to help Black boys survive (Marian Wright Edelman, The Huffington Post)

Texas authorities just released a detailed narrative of Sandra Bland's time in custody (Dokumenter, AJ Vicens, Mother Jones)

Texas trooper had no right to ask Sandra Bland to put out her cigarette (Terrell Jermaine Starr, Alternet)

This photo of four black mothers whose sons died from racial injustice shows why black lives matter in one frame (Hope Racine, Bustle)

Tim Wise talks about an economic system fundamentally rooted in racism (Isabella Castillo, The State Press, Arizona State University)

Trial begins of man accused of harassing Indian kids (James Nord (Associated Press), Native American Times

Trump is the poison his party concocted (Timothy Egan, The New York Times)

The Trump surge and the American psyche (Manuel Garcia, Jr., CounterPunch)

Twitter users react after Sandra Bland's death (BBC News)

The USA as a failed state: Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" (Charles Larson, CounterPunch)

Waller County releases full Sandra Bland autopsy (Dokumenter, Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

What is white privilege? Jesse Williams, Nicki Minaj tackles racism amid Sandra Bland death, Black Lives Matter protest (Julia Glum, International Business Times)

What Sandra Bland's death tells us about mental health and the police (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

White people have a race - but everyone flips out when we talk about it (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

Why black spies matter (Rafia Zakaria, Al Jazeera America)

Why is it so hard to track Taser use? (Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic)

Why jails pose such a high suicide risk (Jesse Singel, New York Magazine)

Why we need to talk about Sandra Bland in the UK, too (Corinne Redfern, Marie Claire, UK)

Why, yes, Sandra Bland was "irritated" (Eric Zorn, The Chicago Tribune)

Yes, white people, it is about you (Ann Friedman, New York Magazine)


#SayHerName Sandra Bland (Heather McGhee, Demos)

10 things about the Sandra Bland traffic stop that every Texan should know (Radioindslag, Texas Standard)

As rivals struggle with the movement, Clinton stresses support for "Black Lives Matter" (Jose A. DelReal, The Washington Post)

Autopsy of Sandra Bland finds injuries consistent with suicide, prosecutor says (David Montgomery, Michael Wines, The New York Times)

Bernie Sanders' black critics are right - but talking about our country's racial problem isn't the real solution (Kylie Cheung, Bustle)

Bernie Sanders does his own math: Here's what we're missing about his early racial stumbles (Joan Walsh, Salon)

Between the World and Me: Baldwin's heir? (Michael Eric Dyson, The Atlantic)

Black America's terrifying truth: Any of us could have been Sandra Bland (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Breaking down the legal issues in Sandra Bland's arrest (Helen Coster, Reuters)

Calling first autopsy "defective," officials ask family of Sandra Bland if they can do another one (Shaun King, Daily Kos)

Clinton focuses on "undeniable racial disparities" in SC (Ariel Cohen, Washington Examiner)

The complicated history of capturing racist violence on film (Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post)

Confederate memorials as instruments of racial terror (Brent Staples, The New York Times)

Could "insight policing" have saved Sandra Bland? (Megan Price, New Republic)

Documentary explores racial divide in Athens (Kimberlee John-Williams, The Red & Black, Athens, Georgia)

Donald Trump and the media's "birther" myth (David Harsanyi, The Federalist)

Donald Trump's intriguing comments about Sandra Bland. Yes, really. (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Dylann Roof wasn't charged with terrorism because he's white (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

The end of suburban white flight (William H. Frey, Brookings)

Exclusive: Sandra Bland's co-inmate recalls conversation before death (Video, Miya Shay, ABC7News, San Francisco)

False expectations define the racism in Bland video (Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press)

Freddie Gray death: blackface fundraiser planned for indicted police officers (Associated Press, The Guardian)

"Go Set a Watchman" shatters the myths of the white South (Clay Risen, The New York Times)

Hillary Clinton needs to address the racist undertones of her 2008 campaign (Ryan Cooper, The Week)

Hillary Clinton: US must "face hard truths about race" in Sandra Bland case (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Holding cell death of black Ala. teen ruled suicide, but questions remain (Ahsley Cleek, Al Jazeera America)

How a new report may hasten the end of racial preferences in admissions (Richard D. Kahlenberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

How NPR gets Sandra Bland reporting all wrong (Sharon Kyle, LA Progressive)

How should politicians address racial justice? (Video, MSNBC)

If you don't want your political dinner to honor a slaveowner, avoid these 10 names, too (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

In her response to Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift has just proven that she's white feminism's off-beat, Bami-legged Patronus (Yomi Adegoke, The Independent, UK)

In one Tweet, Bernie Sanders says what we're all thinking about Sandra Bland's death (Natasha Noman, Mic)

In video of Texas arrest, a test of wills is on full display (Ty Burr, The Boston Globe)

Jail defends procedures amid scrutiny of Sandra Bland's death (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

Jesse Williams addresses Sandra Bland death over the course of 24 tweets (Ariana Bacle, Entertainment Weekly)

Kim Kardashian fuels conspiracy theories in controversial Sandra Bland case - here's what is actually known (Jason Howerton, The Blaze)

Los Angeles police officer gets jail time for assaulting woman who died (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Miami Beach officer will not be charged over Taser death of teenage graffiti artist (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Momma can't save you (Jolie A. Doggett, The Huffington Post)

The most confusing questions to come out of the Sandra Bland case (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Nicki Minaj, Ava DuVernay react to footage of Sandra Bland's arrest: "It's the most disturbing thing" (The Hollywood Reporter)

Opinion: America is in denial about race relations (Spencer Kimball, Deutsche Welle)

Perry: Sandra Bland death "needs to be investigated with great transparency" (Ilan Ben-Meir, BuzzFeed)

Philly420: Why is marijuana used against victims like Sandra Bland? (Chris Goldstein, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Poll finds most in U.S. hold dim view of race relations (Kevin Sack, Megan Thee-Brenan, The New York Times)

Pollution isn't colorblind: environmental hazards kill more black Americans (Keith Ellison, Van Jones, The Guardian)

Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is taking the lead on U.S. Latino issues (Raquel Reichard, Latina)

Prosecutor on Sandra Bland autopsy: No evidence "to indicate that this is a homicide" (Elahe Izadi, Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post)

Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail (Associated Press, ABC News)

Questions remain unanswered in the death of Sandra Bland amidst allegations of attempted suicide (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Sandra Bland and "driving while black": Federal data shows big racial gap in traffic stops (German Lopez, Vox)

Sandra Bland and the "lawful order" problem (Orin Kerr, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland and toeing the thin blue line (Jon Zerolnick, Capital & Main, Californien)

Sandra Bland becomes the latest victim of the "marijuana smear" (Ian Millhiser, Think Progress)

Sandra Bland dashcam video raises doubts about officer's basis for arrest (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland death: Is Waller County "the most racist county" in Texas? (+video) (Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)

Sandra Bland death: New details only make case murkier (Video, Ed Payne, Dana Ford, CNN)

Sandra Bland informed jail officers about earlier suicide attempt (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland's controversial police encounter and death led ABC, CBS, NBC Evening News shows (Richard Prince, The Root)

Sandra Bland's death deemed a suicide, according to autopsy (Meghan Keneally, ABC News)

Sandra Bland's death draws attention to jail suicides (Nomaan Merchant (Associated Press), Time)

Sandra Bland's death ruled suicide by hanging (Greg Botelho, Dana Ford, CNN)

Sandra Bland's jail-booking screening form (Dokumenter, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland suicide death: African-American women tend to suffer depression in silence (Sarah Berger, International Business Times)

Sandra Bland's voice mail from jail: "How did switching lanes turn into all of this?" (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Sandra Bland swallowed or smoked "large quantity of marijuana" in jail: DA (Ben Klayman, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland told jailers she was depressed, attempted suicide before: Jail records (Phil Helsel, NBC News)

Sheriff: Inmate told Texas jailer of prior suicide attempt (David Warren, Associated Press)

Talking face-to-face about race, across the dinner table (Elaine Quijano, CBS News)

These charts explain Uber's controversial racial politics (Tim Fernholz, Quartz)

This is why we're forced to question Sandra Bland's mugshot (Victoria Massie, Blavity)

Uber's convenient racial politics (Latoya Peterson, Fusion)

The vast, hidden community of racial hatred in America (Sacha Feinman, Think Progress)

Video: Jeb Bush says Black Lives Matter is a "slogan" (Video, Jimmy Williams, Blue Nation Review)

Was the Sandra Bland traffic stop legal -- and fair? (Danny Cevallos, CNN)

What went wrong in Sandra Bland's arrest, soaring drug costs, and more (Ellen Clegg, The Boston Globe)

White people, I hate talking about race as much as you do (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

"White People" probably won't change anyone's mind on race, identity and what it means to be white (Sonia Saraiya, Salon)

Why was Sandra Bland still in jail? (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)


12 burning questions about the Sandra Bland arrest video, answered by a lawyer (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

An 18-year-old woman was found dead in her jail cell last week (Matthew Speiser, Business Insider UK)

49 minutes in Texas, and the coming of America's 3rd black* president (Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

After protesters call him out, Bernie Sanders condemns Sandra Bland's arrest (Video, Marina Fang, The Huffington Post)

America's nefarious truth: Sandra Bland's arrest shows a criminal justice system working as planned (Elias Isquith, Salon)

Assessing the legality of Sandra Bland's arrest (K.K. Rebecca Lai, Haeyoun Park, Larry Buchanan, The New York Times)

Bernie Sanders blew a huge opportunity at Netroots Nation (Joe Dinkin, The Nation)

Between The World And Me: 10,000 years from tomorrow (James Forman Jr., The Atlantic)

Blame the police (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Bland family says 1st autopsy is defective (Video, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC)

Cameras aren't stopping police misconduct. Exhibit A: Sandra Bland (Steven W Thrasher, The Guardian)

Cincinnati "rapidly investigating" fatal police shooting of Samuel Dubose (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley spotlight Sandra Bland arrest video (Dan Merica, CNN)

Clinton: Sandra Bland case "incredibly disturbing" (Jesse Byrnes, The Hill)

CNN panel goes haywire when ex-cop says Sandra Bland was "arrogant from the very beginning" (Video, Jamie Frevele, Mediaite)

Could "insight policing" have saved Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and others? (The Conversation)

Couple's apartment vandalized with racial slurs: "What did we do to anybody?" (Angie Jackson, mlive.com, Michigan)

Dashcam video of Naperville woman's arrest raises more questions: Mitchell (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

Dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest was clearly edited says "Selma" director Ava DuVernay (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

The death of Alabama teen Kindra Chapman shares unnervingly similar details to Sandra Bland (Diamond Hillyer, Vibe)

The Democratic Party's problem with blue collar whites, in one chart (Greg Sargent, The Washington Post)

Dem WH hopefuls denounce "outrageous police behavior" in Sandra Bland case (Ariel Cohen, Washington Examiner)

Did Sandra Bland have a right to record her police confrontation? Maybe not. (Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post)

Dispute over Sandra Bland's mental state follows death in a Texas jail (David Montgomery, Michael Wines, The New York Times)

Donald Trump's birther strategy (Jeff Greenfield, Politico)

Dylann Roof indicted on federal hate-crime charges in Charleston church shooting (Timothy M. Phelps, Los Angeles Times)

Editorial: Trooper's bad decisions set Sandra Bland tragedy in motion (Leder, The Dallas Morning News)

Ferguson appoints new black police chief to lead majority white force (Video, The Guardian)

Friends, family honor Sandra Bland (Video, The Washington Post)

Full video of Sandra Bland arrest (Video, Los Angeles Times)

However Sandra Bland died, suicide in jails is a national tragedy (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)

How many black women die in police custody? Their deaths need - and deserve - our attention (Lauren Barbato, Bustle)

How school districts seal their students into poverty (Laura Bliss, CityLab)

"If I die in police custody": Why Sandra Bland's death is just the latest evidence that Black America is under attack (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

If Sandra Bland were a white woman, statistics show she'd be alive today (H.A. Goodman, The Huffington Post)

"I will light you up!": A lesson in police escalation (Michael Barajas, Houston Press, Texas)

The latest: Sandra Bland's body returned to Illinois (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Lawsuit challenges Arizona law that allows police to seize property (Ellen Brait, The Guardian)

Loops, glitches raise questions about Texas dashcam video (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

Maybe Sandra Bland died "because white men can't police their imagination" (Rich Smith, The Stranger)

Media, Black Lives Matter movement don't believe all lives matter (Ben Shapiro, Breitbart)

Mystery clouds details of Sandra Bland's volatile arrest and jail death in Texas (Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Michael Muskal, Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times)

New interim Ferguson police chief pledges to build trust - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

Obeying police instruction is easy first step to avoiding tragedy (Steve Blow, The Dallas Morning News)

Police: Man held in Wyoming shooting says killing wasn't "race-based" (Associated Press, Native American Times)

Progressive movement confronts its own "demons" on race (Video, Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC)

Protesters gather in Union Square to demand justice for Sandra Bland's death (Video, CBS New York)

Sandra Bland and texts of terror (Susan M. Shaw, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland arrest video has continuity problems, anomalies (Video, Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times)

Sandra Bland arrest video raises questions about traffic stop rights (Radioindslag, All Things Considered, NPR)

The Sandra Bland breakthrough (Maura Ewing, The Marshall Project)

Sandra Bland case highlights race relations in US (Video, Tracy Clemons, KTRK, Houston, Texas)

The Sandra Bland case: Should we be suspicious? (Kevin Sali, The Huffington Post)

The Sandra Bland case: What are you thinking? (Stephanie Esters, The Southern Illinoisian)

Sandra Bland committed "contempt of cop," but that's not against the law (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Sandra Bland dashcam video shows officer threatened: "I will light you up" (Video, Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland death: Officials say glitch, not editing, caused video irregularities (Video, John Yang, Amy Calvin, Erin McClam, NBC News)

Sandra Bland death: Texas to look into alleged edits of dashcam video (Video, Richie Duchon, NBC News)

Sandra Bland discussed race relations, depression on Facebook (Geoff Ziezulewicz, Chicago Tribune)

Sandra Bland memorial farewells one who dreamed, believed and achieved (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland might still be alive if a Texas trooper hadn't escalated a traffic stop (German Lopez, Vox)

Sandra Bland never should have been arrested (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Sandra Bland previously attempted suicide, jail documents say (Elahe Izadi, Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland's death "totally avoidable", says family's lawyer - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland's family call for Justice Dept. probe (Video, The Wall Street Journal)

Sandra Bland's family says her spirit is "demanding we get to the truth" (Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times)

Sandra Bland's final free moments (Mark Aldrich, The Gad About Town blog)

Sandra Bland should not have died in jail - or been there in the first place (Leder, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland's not the first black woman to experience police violence (Charlotte Alter, Time)

Sandra Bland's sister says video shows trooper bullied her after "ego bruised" (Video, Jon Schuppe, NBC News)

Sandra Bland: Texas officials deny dashcam footage of arrest was doctored (Video, Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland video: Should dash cam footage be edited, and how? (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Sandra Bland video shows an argument with police officer (Radioindslag, Martin Kaste, Morning Edition, NPR)

Sandra Bland videos, side by side comparison (Video, Los Angeles Times)

Sheriff says Sandra Bland told jailer of a previous suicide attempt (Video, Tanya Basu, Time)

Should Sandra Bland have been arrested? (Video, PBS Newshour)

Study suggests racial, geographic and gender disparities in Missouri executions (Alisa Nelson, MissouriNet)

Texas authorities release version of Sandra Bland video without technical glitches (Video, Beth Ethier, Slate)

Thompson: Pols must not ignore racial sensitivities (Bankole Thompson, The Detroit News)

The toxic world view of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Rich Lowry, Politico)

The transcript of Sandra Bland's arrest is as revealing as the video (Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post)

Transcript of traffic stop where Sandra Bland was arrested (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Trooper in Sandra Bland case is under criminal probe (Nathan Koppel, Ana Campoy, The Wall Street Journal)

Video of Sandra Bland arrest ignites firestorm of reactions (Video, Holly Yan, Dana Ford, CNN)

Was video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop edited? Texas authorities respond. (Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

What Black Lives Matter gets wrong about Bernie Sanders (Ryan Cooper, The Week)

What does the newly released Sandra Bland video show? (Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)

What police are saying about Sandra Bland dash-cam anomalies (Meghan Keneally, ABC News)

What the hell is going on in the dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest? (Andy Cush, Gawker)

What the Supreme Court has to say about Sandra Bland's arrest (Ian Millhiser, Think Progress)

What went wrong during Sandra Bland's arrest (Video, The Washington Post)

What would've happened if the cop who pulled over Sandra Bland just let her smoke her cigarette? (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Who was Sandra Bland? (Ray Sanchez, CNN)

Why "All lives matter" misses the point (Donna Brazile, CNN)

Why Hillary Clinton and her rivals are struggling to grasp Black Lives Matter (Wesley Lowery, David Weigel, The Washington Post)


6 things you should know about the county where Sandra Bland died (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Allegations of racial profiling surface in Waller County (Video, Kevin Reece, KHOU, Houston, Texas)

Assistant district attorney: Bland was "very combative" (Video, The Washington Post)

Bernie Sanders had a very bad weekend: What he needs to do to reinvigorate his campaign (Bob Cesca, Salon)

"Big Brother" Obama?: US eyes racial profiling of Americans, "Orwellian-style" (Jonah Hicap, Christian Today, UK)

Bill Clinton's apology: Not accepted! (Herbert Dyer, Jr., CounterPunch)

The black church-burning hysteria (John Tiffany, American Free Press)

The blackening of Havana (Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus, The Huffington Post)

"Colorblind": Study examines awareness and racial bias (Radioindslag, Patti Daniels, Jane Lindholm, Vermont Public Radio)

The cult of white liberal race-deniers: David Brooks, Sandra Bland and race denying at its worst (David Palumbo-Liu, Salon)

DA: It's too early to know how woman died in Texas jail cell (Video, CBS Houston)

Dash cam in Bland case shows escalating confrontation (St. John Barned-Smith, Lean Binkovitz, Houston Chronicle)

A death in a Texas jail stirs suspicion (Radioindslag, Martin Kaste, Morning Edition, NPR)

Dee-seg, ree-seg. Dallas skipped school the day they taught the difference. (Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer)

Despite the fact that less than 1% of federal drug cases were accompanied by violence, frantic prosecutors demand retention of mandatory minimum prison terms (Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman, AllGov)

Did Sandra Bland commit suicide? "Too many questions," Texas officials say. (Christina Maza, The Christian Science Monitor)

Doing time: A history of US prisons (Talal Al-Khatib, Discovery News)

Drug inmate left off Obama's clemency list: life sentence is "slow death penalty" (Alan Yuhas, The Guardian)

Editorial: It's past time to release video in Sandra Bland traffic stop (Leder, The Dallas Morning News)

Editorial: Time to act (Leder, Ocala Star Banner, Florida)

Everything we know about the Sandra Bland case (Video, Josh Sanburn, Time)

Footage taken when Sandra Bland died in Texas jail is released - video (Video, The Guardian)

For #BlackLivesMatter, targeting Bernie Sanders isn't just about 2016. It's about today. (Dara Lind, Vox)

Four charts that show the opportunity gap isn't going away (Richard V. Reeves, The Wall Street Journal)

Have you seen "The Wire"? (Paul Achter, The Huffington Post)

Here's how minority job seekers battle bias in the hiring process (David S. Pedula, Devah Pager, The Conversation)

An honest conversation about race: How #BernieSoBlack could bring about the first (Calvin Wolf, The News Hub)

How a teenager sentenced to life in prison became the involuntary face of reform (Yana Skorobogatov, Time)

How Sandra Bland's body was discovered in her cell (Video, Meghan Keneally, ABC News)

I am the black woman who interrupted the Netroots presidential town hall, and this is why (Tia Oso, Mic)

In one devastating quote, Dave Chappelle says what other celebrities won't about activism (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

It's time for Tennessee to reconsider the death penalty (Judy Cummings, Harold M. Love Jr., The Tennessean)

"I will light you up!": Texas officer threatened Sandra Bland with Taser during traffic stop (Video, Abby Ohlheiser, Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

Jail video points to why Sandra Bland's family says her death is a mystery (Video, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

John Legend: Mass incarceration is destroying America (John Legend, Time)

Kate Steinle's dad calls for immigration reform before Congress (Rachelle Blidner, New York Daily News)

Let's get rid of the term "white privilege" (Daniel Cubias, The Huffington Post)

A letter to my African-American daughter, and a response to Ta-Nehisi Coates (David French, National Review)

A look inside Sandra Bland's cell (Video, The Washington Post)

Man "hogtied" by Mississippi police dies as wife alleges threats over hospital visit (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Many paths to diversity (Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed)

The media missed the main event (Scott McKay, The American Spectator)

More U.S. children live in poverty now than during the recession (Nash Jenkins, Time)

MPD identifies officer involved in fatal shooting, TBI takes over investigation (Video, Sasha Jones, WMC Action News 5, Memphis, Tennessee)

MTV's White People takes white privilege out of comfort zone (Tracy L. Scott, The Root)

"Much too early" to call jail-cell hanging death of Sandra Bland suicide, DA says (Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post)

N.C. future depends on reversing racial inequity (Christopher Gergen, Stephen Martin, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

New details in Sandra Bland death investigation (Video, Syan Rhodes, KPRC Houston, Texas)

New video shows aggressive arrest of Sandra Bland prior to her death in a Texas jail (Video, Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones)

Now that the flag is down, can we talk about race in America? (Charles McKinney, MarketWatch)

Obama takes the lead on prison reform (Ben Wearing, Salina Journal, Kansas)

Officer threatened Sandra Bland with taser, police video shows (Video, David Montgomery, The New York Times)

On traffic stops, experts say comply first, complain later (Lauren McGaughy, The Houston Chronicle)

Opinion: The death of Sandra Bland and history's echoes (Danielle Bowler, Eyewitness News, Sydafrika)

Perry points way forward for GOP on race (Juan Williams, Fox News)

Prosecutor: Jail death investigated as thoroughly as murder (Michael Graczyk (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

Prosecutor who called Sandra Bland an "it" has been accused of racism before (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

Protesters arrested near Homewood jail where police say Kindra Chapman, 18, hanged herself 1 week ago (Carol Robinson, al.com)

Rachel Dolezal, my mother and raising a child of color (Lindsey Newman, Forward)

Racial achievement gap costs Oregon $2 billion a year, study says (Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian)

Rally for the flag: What I saw from the Panthers and the Klan (Dana Loesch, The Blaze)

Sandra Bland and the long history of racism in Waller County, Texas (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Sandra Bland's final hours (Video, ABC News)

Sandra Bland's mother: "I'm ready. ... This means war" (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

Sandra Bland: video released from inside county jail leading up to hanging (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland was threatened with taser, police video shows (Video, David Montgomery, The New York Times)

Ta-Nehisi Coates is right: The American Dream is a lie (Ryan Cooper, The Week)

A Texas jail failed Sandra Bland, even if it's telling the truth about her death (Dana Libelson, The Huffington Post)

To wound a mockingbird (Marc Dion, Newton Daily News, Iowa)

University of Cincinnati campus officer fatally shoots unarmed black man: Report (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Videos now at center of Sandra Bland investigation (Marcus Gilmer, Mashable)

What do white millennials think about whiteness? Jose Antonio Vargas is on a mission to find out. (Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Washington Post)

Why the dichotomy between racial and economic justice is a false one (Rachel M. Cohen, The American Prospect)

Why was Sandra Bland arrested in the first place? (Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor)


#BernieSoBlack: Why progressives are fighting about Bernie Sanders and race (Dara Lind, Vox)

Atticus Finch as metaphor for the South (Leder, San Antonio Espress-News, Texas)

Bernie Sanders: structural racism needs to end for economic justice to succeed (Sabrina Hersi Issa, The Guardian)

Bland's death being treated like murder investigation (Sophia Bollag, Terri Langford, The Texas Tribune)

Confederate flag deserves tolerance and respect (Emerson Roy Guerrant, Los Angeles Post-Examiner)

Confederate flag down, but South Carolina blacks see bigger fights (Alan Blinder, Richard Fausset, The New York Times)

Confederate flag, Confederate faces -- some ideas for the NAACP (Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times)

Dark comedy "Driving While Black" takes on police terrorism in America (Shakeitta McCord, Atlanta Black Star)

Derek Dubois: Semiotics and the Confederate flag controversy (Derek Dubois, Providence Journal, Rhode Island)

A detail you may not have known about Eric Garner blossoms in poem (Radioindslag, Corinne Segal, PBS Newshour)

Dismantling racism part 2: #WhatHappenedToSandraBland (Lindsey Paris-Lopez, Patheos)

The disturbing police execution of Caroline Small, an unarmed mother in need of medical attention (Shaun King, Daily Kos)

The divided South: The social and class issues underlying the Confederate flag debate (Milton Ready, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, North Carolina)

Does affordable housing perpetuate racial segregation? (Jim Epstein, Newsweek)

Do you have "racial discussion fatigue syndrome"? There's a cure (Video, Joseph Lamour, MTV)

Essay: This is our Selma, this is our bridge (Rev. Jacqui Lewis, NBC News)

Hillary Clinton gives support for racial justice by saying "black lives matter" (Dan Friedman, New York Daily News)

History of lynchings on Maryland's Eastern shore (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

How Eric Garner's family is coping with their loss one year later (Kristen Gwynne, Vice)

Huckabee to black church: US has a "sin problem," not a "skin problem" (Michael Gryboski, Christian Post)

HUD's "disparate impact" war on suburban America (Michael Barone, Washington Examiner)

Independent autopsy performed in jail cell death of Sandra Bland (Video, CBS News)

In Facebook chat, Hillary Clinton says "Black Lives Matter" (Carrie Dann, NBC News)

Jonathan Ferrell's mother calls for more open discussion about race (Video, Brittney Johnson, WSOC, Charlotte, North Carolina)

The KKK stirred up white-hot rage at the South Carolina statehouse this weekend (James Yeh, Vice)

Let's expose #Blacklivesmatter with #Blackliesmatter (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

A map of where racial and ethnic groups live in Wichita (Oliver Morrison, The Wichita Eagle, Kansas)

More than a food fight (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

N.C. lawmakers OK bill that may protect confederate monuments (Associated Press, CBS News)

New study: College applicants prefer schools with lots of same-race students (Jason Russell, Washington Examiner)

"No comment": NBC covers up evidence of immigration crime wave (Video, Julia Hahn, Breitbart)

Obama has a massive database of your private information, all to help make the left's case against racist America (Rush Limbaugh, rushlimbaugh.com)

An open letter to allies: Demand justice for Sandra Bland (Attiya Latif, The Huffington Post)

Outspoken black Confederate flag supporter Anthony Hervey dies in Mississippi traffic accident (Video, Associated Press, NBC News)

Remembering Sandra Bland (Fotos, CNN)

Robert Reich: It's "impossible" to overcome income inequality without reversing legacy of racial injustice (David Edwards, Raw Story)

Sandra and Kindra: Suicides or something sinister? (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland and other "angry black women" (Kelly Brown Douglas, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland's death investigation "being treated as it would be in a murder investigation" (Video, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas)

Sandra Bland's death is a mystery (Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland's family's lawyer details dashcam video of traffic stop (Video, Amy Calvin, Jon Schuppe, NBC News)

Sandra Bland supporters continue to call for external investigation (Video, ABC News)

Sandra Bland treated improperly, officials say; footage may show argument with trooper (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Sandra Bland was arrested after officer became annoyed that she was smoking (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Say her name: Sandra Bland (Jagger Blaec, The Huffington Post)

"Stun gun error" killing: Oklahoma judge dismisses six potential grand jurors (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Sweet home Alabama (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker)

Taking down the Confederate battle flag is just good manners (Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post)

Texas community leaders demand answers in Sandra Bland investigation - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

Texas town at center of storm over young black woman's death in jail cell (Video, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

Trial begins for Charlotte police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Want to know more about Baltimore's black-white divide? Ask the teens who live there. (Video, Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

What happened to Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley in Phoenix? (Ken Thomas (Associated Press), The Christian Science Monitor)

What happened to Sandra Bland in cell 95? Debate continues with video release (Video, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

"Whiteness goggles" set out to change how you see cultural appropriation (Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post)

Why Martin O’Malley had to apologize for saying “all lives matter” (Dara Lind, Vox)


#BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement (Elizabeth Day, The Guardian)

An amazing photo shows a black police officer helping a white supremacist amid a racial clash (Marc Bain, Quartz)

At least five arrested as KKK, Black Panther group clash in South Carolina (Daniel Politi, Slate)

"Black Panther break room": Workers accuse American Airlines of racial discrimination (Lynette Holloway, The Root)

Can Bernie Sanders win black voters? (Video, Nia-Malika Henderson, Chris Moody, Jeremy Moorhead, CNN)

A Confederate general's final stand divides Memphis (Emily Yellin, The New York Times)

EDITORIAL: Let's not battle over Confederate flags, monuments, but jointly champion equality, freedom through improved Voting Rights Act (Leder, The Waco Tribune, Texas)

Fair housing creates stronger communities (Leder, The Boston Globe)

Farmersville police shoot, kill man after booking room fight (Andrea Castillo, The Fresno Bee, Californien)

How Go Set a Watchman solves the mystery of Harper Lee (Boris Kachka, Vulture)

Huckabee takes it to church on Sunday, addresses racial tensions (Elizabeth Landers, CNN)

KKK, Black Panther group clash over Confederate flag outside South Carolina Capitol (Video, Elisha Fieldstadt, Craig Stanley, NBC News)

KKK's angry voices drowned out at S Carolina rally (Alan Fisher, Al Jazeera)

Ku Klux Klan clash with black activist group in South Carolina - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner come together for Garner's vigil (Kovie Biakolo, New Pittsburgh Courier)

Obama's awesome new race database even more awesome than you imagined (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

O'Malley and Sanders take on police brutality after protests disrupt forum (Martin Pengelly, The Guardian)

O'Malley apologizes for saying "all lives matter" (Video, Chris Moody, CNN)

Race war: Gang of blacks attack man for carrying Confederate flag (Austin Petersen, The Libertarian Republic)

Rachel Dolezal's true lies (Allison Samuels, Vanity Fair)

"Racial self-help" or "blaming the victim"?: 50 years after its publication, the Moynihan Report still provokes debate about the causes and cures of African-American inequality (Daniel Geary, Salon)

Sandra Bland family seeking independent autopsy of woman found dead in Texas jail (Associated Press, NBC News)

"Still a racist nation": American bigotry on full display at KKK rally in South Carolina (Max Blau, The Guardian)

Suit to decide whether cities like Dallas can consider race in awarding contracts (Kevin Krause, The Dallas Morning News)

There was no honor in the Confederacy or its causes (Raymond Guarino, Nashua Telegraph, New Hampshire)

What can we learn now from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman"? (Michael Kreyling, Newsweek)


"Black Beverly Hills" debates historic status vs. white gentrification (Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times)

Civil libertarian Rand Paul becomes the frontman for a notorious racial profiling and surveillance program (Shikha Dalmia, Reason)

Confederate flag rally tests a diminished Ku Klux Klan (Video, Anna R. Schechter, Jon Schuppe, MSNBC)

The conversation on U.S. prisons we should be having (Steven W. Hawkins, The Huffington Post)

Cultural appropriation in America can be audacious. Just look at the Ku Klux Klan (Michael W. Twitty, The Guardian)

Dear John: Trump's racial talk is a slippery slope (John Crudele, New York Post)

Demonstrators echo Eric Garner's "I can't breathe" cry again, a year after his death (Tina Susman, Vera Haller, Los Angeles Times)

Family: Officer killed 19-year-old after mistaking him for someone else (Video, WMCV, Memphis, Tennessee)

Finley: Obama's next target: The suburbs (Nolan Finley, The Detroit News)

Garner rally calls for charges as mothers of dead men declare: "This club is full" (Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian)

Goodbye and good riddance to Atticus Finch and other "white saviors" (Laurel Raymond, Think Progress)

Harper Lee's "Watchmen" infused with religious symbolism (Cathy Lynn Grossman (Religion News Service, The Huffington Post)

Icons of past, including Civil War, mark progress, too (Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

KKK, black activists face off at dueling Confederate flag protests (Mark Hensch, The Hill)

KKK Confederate flag rally tests power of "invisible empire" (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Locals hold vigil, grapple with Sandra Bland's death (Sophia Bollag, The Texas Tribune)

More questions than answers in Sandra Bland's police custody death (Video, Trymaine Lee, MSNBC)

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database (Paul Sperry, New York Post)

O'Malley and Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters in Phoenix (Martin Pengelly, The Guardian)

Our racial moment of truth (Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times)

Protesters confront candidates on race at Netroots Nation conference (Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times)

Protesters question Sandra Bland's death in Texas jail (Video, The Washington Post)

Racial turmoil in Md.'s "friendliest town" after black police chief is fired (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland's mysterious death inspired these tragic #IfIDieInPoliceCustody tweets (German Lopez, Vox)

Tears and anger at funeral of "police chokehold victim" Jonathan Sanders (Matthew Teague, The Guardian)

Texas trooper in traffic stop violated policy (Video, Alice Barr (KHOU-TV, Houston, Texas), USA Today)

This city is making African American councilmembers run against each other (Alice Ollstein, Think Progress)

Undocumented filmmaker and activist causes stir with documentary on white people (Fox News Latino)

"We push harder": anniversary of Eric Garner's death marked by protests (Jana Kasperkevic, Kayla Epstein, The Guardian)

What should liberarians think about the Civil War? (Phillip Magness, Newsweek)


At Confederate convention, removal of flag is a battle cry, rather than a defeat (Jenna Portnoy, The Washington Post)

Atticus Finch's racism is no shock - many real-life white allies were hypocrites (Kimberly C. Ellis, The Guardian)

Atticus has left the building (Richard J. Rosendall, The Huffington Post)

The Atticus we always knew (Dale Russakoff, The New Yorker)

"Black Lives Matter": Elizabeth Warren lashes out at racism and Republicans who "cower" at Donald Trump (Video, Bethania Palma Markus, Raw Story)

A black teen died this week in an Alabama jail cell, and authorities say it was suicide (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Black Twitter responds to Sandra Bland's death with #IfIDieInPoliceCustody (Sofiya Ballin, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Chokehold to embrace: Eric Garner play is moving meditation on race (Lauren Steussy, Staten Island Live)

The complicated relationship between Asian Americans and affirmative action (Lauren Gurley, Quartz)

"Coontown": A noxious, racist corner of Reddit survives recent purge (Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

Confronting myths about causes of the Civil War (Emma Baccellieri, Samantha Ehlinger, McClatchy, Washington DC)

Did Sandra Bland wind up dead as a result of being stopped for "driving while black"? (Sharon Grigsby, The Dallas Morning News)

Do people become more prejudiced as they grow older? (William von Hippel, BBC News)

Eric Garner is remembered one year after his death (Benjamin Mueller, Nate Schweber, The New York Times)

Family of Sandy Bland, woman found dead in jail, says "depression" not full explanation (Erik Ortiz, NBC News)

FBI joins investigation of Sandra Bland's death in Texas jail (Radioindslag, WAMC, Albany, New York)

Finally, the Obama I fell in love with (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

How Go Set a Watchman speaks to our time (David Kaiser, Time)

How race still influences where we choose to live (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

I could have been Sandra Bland (A Comeaux, Six Brown Chicks, Chicago Now)

I need to believe in (the original) Atticus Finch (Laurie Uttich (The University of Central Florida Forum), The Huffington Post)

Is To Kill a Mockingbird racist? (Ryu Spaeth, The Week)

It's not Dixie's fault (Thomas J. Sugrue, The Washington Post)

Kristal Brent Zook: The fluidity of racial identity (Kristal Brent Zook, The Dallas Morning News)

Latino, black, ethnically mixed hardest hit by housing crisis, racial segregation fuelled conditions (Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post)

The law that keeps people on death row despite flawed trials (Emily Bazelon, The New York Times)

Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates while white (David Brooks, The New York Times)

Obama highlights racial injustice faced by American Indians (Emily Greenhouse, Bloomberg)

Officer in Sandra Bland traffic stop suspended after her jail death (Tim Eaton, The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

One year later: Eric Garner's death led to most active US protests since the 60s (Jessica Glenza, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

OPD chief: Rookie officer shot, killed 23-year-old man (Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel, Florida)

Our view: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time (Leder, Alexandria Times, Virginia)

Outrage grows after mysterious death of #BlackLivesMatter activist Sandra Bland in Texas jail (Video, Democracy Now)

Patrick Rushing, Airway Heights mayor, calls president Obama "monkey man" but says he's not racist (Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post)

President Obama won't get a chance to visit Sandra Bland behind bars (Will Bunch, The Huffington Post)

A primer on jailhouse suicides (Radley Balko, The Washington Post)

Prosecutor investigating Sandra Bland's death has troubling history of racial bias - just like the sheriff (Travis Gettys, Raw Story)

Protesters demand answers after death of Sandra Bland in police custody (Video, Trymaine Lee, Benjamin Landy, MSNBC)

Public opinion on the Confederate flag and the Civil War (Kathleen Weldon, The Huffington Post)

Racial satire "White Squad" is painfully hilarious but all too real (Video, Aaron Barksdale, The Huffington Post)

Racist public symbols in the US go far beyond the Confederate flag (Ryan Kincaid, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland and the invisible plight of black women in the justice system (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

Sandra Bland, Bill Cosby, Barack Obama: Color, cognitive dissonance, and our undying national shame (Christopher Cocca, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland: Do #BlackLivesMatter to Fox News? Salon checks the tape to find out (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

Sandra Bland may have suffered from depression, PTSD (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Sandra Bland tried to bail herself out just before her death in police custody: Bondsman (Jon Levine, Mic)

Sandra Bland: Who was she, and what happened to her in a Texas jail? (+video) (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Sandy Bland depression and PTSD video confession an important voice to be heard (Video, Radell Smith, Examiner.com)

Sexist, racist - the web hounding of Ellen Pao shows the trolls are winning (Helen Lewis, The Guardian)

South's history safe for now (Byron York, The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Stripping Atticus of his aura of perfection (Howell Raines, The Washington Post)

Structural racism needs to be a presidential campaign issue (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

A suicide or something else? Young woman's death in jail incites suspision (Radioindslag, Martin Kaste, All Things Considered, NPR)

Ta-Nehisi Coates's "visceral" take on being black in America (Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times)

The Texas county where Sandra Bland died: there's "racism from cradle to grave" (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

U.S. should take down all Confederate symbols (Gary Rotto, San Diego Jewish World)

"What happened to Sandy?": protesters tie Sandra Bland case to US race tensions (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

What is real justice for Eric Garner? (Mark O'Mara, CNN)

White millennials explain what it means to be white in America. And you should listen (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)


18-year-old Ala. inmate hanged herself in jail, authorities say (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Alzheimer's traits "vary across races" (Peter Lam, Medical News Today)

"Amazing Grace" is making its way from President Obama's lips to Broadway's stage (Joshua John Mackin, The Washington Post)

Am I a racist teacher for not being "colorblind"? (Marilyn Rhames, Education Week)

Are Arabs white? (Khaled A Beydoun, Al Jazeera)

The artist behind controversial Michael Brown sculpture explains her motivations (Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post)

Atticus Finch offers a lesson in Southern politics (Joseph Crespino, The New York Times)

A black woman named Sandra Bland got pulled over in Texas and died in jail three days later. Why? (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Elliot Hannon, Slate)

Colin Quinn: Why is everyone such a wimp on race? (Faye Penn, New York Observer)

The death of Sandra Bland isn't helping my fear of driving while black (Danielle C. Belton, The Root)

Donald Trump may have overstated his appeal among Hispanic voters, poll finds (Alan Yuhas, The Guardian)

Eighty American Airlines employees claim racial discrimination and safety violations (Linda Loyd, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Family of Sandy Bland, found dead in Texas jail, calls suicide "unfathomable" (Video, Erik Ortiz, Kathryn Robinson, NBC News)

Friends and family ask if policing has changed since Eric Garner's death (Benjamin Mueller, The New York Times)

Here's what has happened with the Confederate flag since South Carolina took it down (Christina Littlefield, Los Angeles Times)

How Eric Garner changed the national conversation on race and police (Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post)

How railroads, highways and other man-made lines racially divide America's cities (Emily Badger, Darla Cameron, The Washington Post)

Ida B Wells, African American activist, honored by Google (Raya Jalabi, The Guardian)

I named my son Atticus, and I'm happier than ever about it (Amy Sorrell, The Washington Post)

"An injustice system": Obama's prison tour latest in late-term reform agenda (Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian)

Is life for black South Carolinians different because the Confederate flag is gone? If so, how? (Issac Bailey, Myrtle Beach Sun News, South Carolina)

It's the sixties again: Welcome to the new race wars (T. Lulani Arquette, Indian Country Today Media Network)

JAMES W. KING: Confederate battle flag not the only thing under attack (James W. King, The Albany Herald, New York)

Mike Huckabee makes his pitch to black voters (Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC)

Obama greeted by protesters waving Confederate flags in Oklahoma (Katie Zezima, The Washington Post)

Obama, in Oklahoma, takes reform message to the prison cell block (Video, Peter Baker, The New York Times)

Obama is the first president to visit a federal prison. Here's why. (German Lopez, Vox)

One photo shows how Obama was welcomed to Oklahoma (Jon Levine, Mic)

Police say Sandra Bland killed herself in jail. Here's why that's hard to believe. (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

President Obama's prison visit caps big week for justice reform (Naureen Khan, Al Jazeera America)

Protesters wave Confederate flags as first black president drives by in a motorcade (German Lopez, Vox)

The radical chic of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post)

Sandra Bland drove to Texas to start a new job, so how did she end up dead in jail? (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Sandra Bland tried to post bail before allegedly committing suicide (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

SCOTUS, the incredible disappearing student and the case for affirmative action in higher ed (Ashley Brown, The Huffington Post)

Sheriff in Sandra Bland case was fired in 2008 after racism, brutality allegations (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Ta-Nehisi Coates on race, hip-hop and being praised by Toni Morrison (Simon Vozick-Levinson, Rolling Stone)

Voters were as diverse in 2014 as they were in 2008 (Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight)

Why can Ta-Nehisi Coates get away with racial slurs? (Daniel Payne, The Federalist)

Why is the same agency that arrested Sandra Bland investigating her death, too? (Collier Meyerson, Casey Tolan, Fusion)

Why Obama is "close" to opposing the death penalty, according to a long-time associate (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)


#GrowingUpBlack and other hashtags explore race (Lisa Respers France, CNN)

The 35-year-old Georgia mother who was shot and killed by police (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

As long as we're eliminating symbols of past racism... (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Atticus Finch was never a hero: "This book taught white people how to talk about race, and it did so badly" (Scott Timberg, Salon)

Attorney investigates death of black man by white police officer in East Mississippi (Radioindslag, Desare Frazier, Mississippi Public Broadcasting)

The black president some worried about has arrived (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Confederate flag: License plates, statues and even a rock star ensnared in debate (Ralph Ellis, Holly Yan, CNN)

The death of Mike Brown goes on display (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

"Eric Garner did not die in vain": De Blasio comforts family at Staten Island memorial service (Erin Durkin, New York Daily News)

Eric Garner's death: A look back at the past year (Video, The Wall Street Journal)

Eric Garner's sister discusses the year since his death (Video, PIX11, New York)

Editorial: Ignore the racist rallies at the State House (Leder, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Family of Eric Garner demands criminal prosecution after New York City announces $5.9 million settlement (Fred Mazelis, Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada)

From a first arrest to a life sentence (Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley immigration promises surpass Obama, but only one candidate offers a plan so far (Cedar Attanasio, Latin Times)

In Philly, Obama delivers change - his own (Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

It's still harder for black people to win respect. Even Serena Williams (Hadley Freeman, The Guardian)

Latinos and black Americans have an enemy - and it is not each other (Jason Nichols, The Guardian)

Liberals will fuel racial tensions - forever (Star Parker, WND)

Lies I learned as a Southerner: Racism, the Confederate flag and why so many white Southerners revere a symbol of hatred (Charles McCain, Salon)

Loose cigarette arrests in NYC drop in year after Eric Garner's death (Chris Francescani, The Wall Street Journal)

Making peace with the chaos: An interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Jason Parham, Gawker)

Mayor, NYPD officials gather for Eric Garner memorial service (Mara Gay, The Wall Street Journal)

Obama is right about the criminal "injustice system": 7 ways it's racially skewed (German Lopez, Vox)

Obama outlines criminal justice reform plan after year of police killings and protests (Liz Fields, Vice)

One step toward justice in the Garner killing (Leder, The New York Times)

One year after the death of Eric Garner, reform deferred (Jared Keller, Pacific Standard)

Placing Tubman on the 10-spot: Heroic pick that's on the money (Charles Byrd, Orlando Sentinel, Florida)

Race, party and opportunity (Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal)

Ricardo Diaz Zeferino: videos of shooting by Los Angeles police made public (Video, Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

Road trip for suburban woman ends in jailhouse death (Video, ABC7, Chicago)

The South will survive (Max Lindenman, Patheos)

Suddenly, everything is racist (Karol Markowicz, New York Post)

The symbol is gone, but the sentiment remains (Donald M. Payne, Jr., The Huffington Post)

Ta-Nehisi Coates and a generation waking up (Brit Bennett, The New Yorker)

"This is our heritage," Confederate flag supporters protest ahead of Obama's Oklahoma arrival (K. Querry, Kent Ogle, KFOR, Oklahoma)

Time to talk about race beyond symbols (J. Peder Zane, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Unarmed Mississippi man died after 20-minute police chokehold, witnesses day (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Witnesses claim Mississippi cop killed unarmed man with 20-minute chokehold (Doyle Murphy, New York Daily News)

Woman from Chicago area found dead in Texas jail cell (Video, Geoff Ziezulewich, William Bird, Chicago Tribune)


Anti-poverty initiative to tackle race, trauma (David Riley, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, New York)

Attorneys: Mississippi cop Kevin Herrington said "I'm gonna get that n****r" before fatal chokehold (Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post)

The biggest gathering of progressives will be more about Latinos and immigration than ever before (Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed)

Black child poverty rate holds steady, even as other groups see declines (Eileen Patten, Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center)

Black children are nearly four times as likely as white children to live in poverty, report says (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Black children in U.S. are much more likely to live in poverty, study finds (Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times)

Calvin A. Ramsey on how black travel has changed since Jim Crow (Michael T. Luongo, The New York Times)

Can GOP's plan to woo black voters succeed without acknowledgment of racism and white supremacy? (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Confederate flag debate is historic test for Boehner (David Hawkings, Roll Call)

Confederate madness then and now (Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast)

Day 1 of North Carolina's weeks-long trial on voting rights (Anne Blythe, Governing)

Disparate treatment for blacks in liberal San Francisco - #JusticeOrElse (Charlene Muhammad, Final Call)

A dream deferred? Race relations in the Obama era (Spencer Kimball, Deutsche Welle)

Engaging the powers: The promise of a new civil rights era (Tray Jackson, Sojourners)

For first time, number of black kids in poverty overtakes number of white kids (Emily Peck, The Huffington Post)

Fox News' summer of discontent: Donald Trump, the Confederate flag and the GOP's brewing electoral nightmare (Eric Boehlert, Salon)

The "fundamental transformation" of America's neighborhoods (Jeannie DeAngelis, American Thinker)

Gonzalez: Martin O'Malley could gain support with bold immigration reform plan (Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News)

GOP rep: Democrats must apologize for Confederate flag or "shut up" (Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch)

Harper Lee's fiction is Ta-Nehisi Coates' fact (Jesse Kornbluth, The Huffington Post)

Harper Lee's second book adds to country's dialogue on race, draws reaction in Maine (Bob Keyes, Portland Press Herald, Maine)

Head of Hispanic advocacy group: Trump's remarks racist (Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico)

Hillary voices "disdain" for Confederate flag usage (Video, The Hill)

How "privilege" became a provocation (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times)

How the Confederate flag could cripple the GOP's plan to win the budget battle (Tierney Sneed, Talking Points Memo)

How the House GOP wound up wrapped in the Confederate flag (David Kurtz, Talking Points Memo)

Is the Civil War over? (Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics)

Jailers in chief? (O.R., The Economist)

Let's make the South stop lying: The right's war on our history - and truth - must be defeated now (Bill Curry, Salon)

Mayor de Blasio seeks to strike a balance at a memorial for Eric Garner (Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times)

"Money is not justice": Eric Garner's family calls for criminal charges - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

The mythical connection between immigrants and crime (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

NAACP to march from Selma to Washington, D.C. (Jamal Eric Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

NAACP wants Confederate carving removed from Georgia's Stone Mountain (David Ng, Los Angeles Times)

A new chapter in the fight for fair housing (Andre Shashaty, The Huffington Post)

New York woman who filmed Eric Garner death sues NYPD for false arrest (Jessica Glenza, The Guardian)

North Carolina voting rights trial to be closely watched (Will Field, Constitution Daily)

Now America's national parks are racist (Eric Owens, The Daily Caller)

Obama calls for effort to fix a "broken system" of criminal justice (Peter Baker, The New York Times)

Obama: Criminal justice system "skewed by race and by wealth" (Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

Obama lays out plan to overhaul criminal "injustice system" (Rebecca Nelson, National Journal)

Obama makes a case for changes to the criminal justice system (Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times)

Obama's prison reform pitch to highlight soaring costs of incarceration (Video, Alan Yuhhas, The Guardian)

Obama tells NAACP that justice reform is long overdue (Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Of course Atticus Finch was a racist - and that's okay (David Marcus, The Federalist)

Parenting in the black community: Why raising children is different for us (Tamiya King, Atlanta Black Star)

"Pigs really can fly": How the Confederate flag finally came down (Gerald Webster, The Conversation)

Police and the public - part 1: Traffic study transforms Michigan department (Video, Maria Catanzarite, WNDU, South Bend, Indiana)

President calls for racial justice and prison reform (Video, Peniel E. Joseph, The Root)

President Obama pushes for reduced prison sentences (Sarah Wheaton, Politico)

Republicans are acting like Democrats. Democrats are acting like Republicans. (Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight)

Republicans wake up to the legacy of racism (Francis Wilkinson (Bloomberg), Chicago Tribune)

Review: The surprisingly current lessons of "Go Set a Watchman" (Michele Richinick, Newsweek)

R.I. Gov. Raimondo signs legislation to curb racial profiling (Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal, Rhode Island)

The South doesn't need to be lectured on race by Democrats (Ron Hart, The Orange County Register)

St. Louis police officer injured in Central West End "ambush," search on for shooter (Video, Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Ta-Nehisi Coates is this generation's James Baldwin (Anupa Mistry, National Post, Canada)

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Confederate flag "represents the lie" at the core of American history (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

There may be more black than white children in poverty now (Hamilton Nolan, Gawker)

These scholars have been pointing out Atticus Finch's racism for years (Laura Marsh, New Republic)

This fresh fight for voting rights in North Carolina could change America (Rebecca McCray, TakePart)

Tom Petty on past Confederate flag use: "It was downright stupid" (Andy Greene, Rolling Stone)

Trayvon Martin and the irony of American justice (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Using a new method to examine racial segregation in the United States (Stefanie Knoll, Journalist's Resource)

Was Atticus Finch a justice-loving racist all along? (Charles Hurt, The Washington Times)

When the "heritage" in "heritage not hate" is more Skynyrd than Stonewall Jackson (Gene Demby, NPR)

White House report suggests large gains for investing in men of color (John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun)

Why I see nothing wrong with a flawed Atticus Finch (Billy Coffey, Fox News)

Why Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me" is not the masterpiece we hoped for (Ryan Holiday, New York Observer)

Why North Carolina is the new Selma (Ari Berman, The Nation)

Why Northerners should support Confederate monuments (Alfred L. Brophy, The Washington Post)

Will we finally address the racial divide? (Bill Webb, Word & Way)


12-year-olds pinpoint exactly what's wrong with how America sees race (Video, Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

#NoFlaggingChallenge dares people to tear down others' Confederate flags (Lisa Suhay, The Christian Science Monitor)

AG Lynch: DOJ is working towards racial reconciliation (Patrice Harris, Talk Radio News)

Americans flew the Confederate flag in foreign wars (Greg Grandin, War Is Boring, Medium)

An art exhibit revictimizes Michael Brown (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

"Backlash is beginning": Miles-long convoy of Confederate flag supporters rally in Florida (Reuters, Raw Story)

Bernie Sanders finally weighs in on Trump's Mexican "rapists" comments (Video, Matt Wilstein, Mediaite)

Black cops vanishing in Philadelphia (Mensah M. Dean, philly.com, Philadelphia)

A bias more than skin deep (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

By removing the Confederate battle flag, we hide the ugly truth (Richard Cohen, The Washington Post)

Carly Fiorina and the case for Chinese lack of creativity (Thorsten J. Pattberg, Asia Times)

"The Civil War never ended": Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda which must come down with the Confederate flag (David Masciotra, Salon)

Confederate flag, Eric Garner anniversary and the Harper Lee factor (Rev. Al Sharpton, The Huffington Post)

The Confederate flag is dead -- time for a better emblem of Southern heritage? (Craig Silver, Forbes)

The Confederate flag, the swastika, and the problem of symbols (Danielle Berrin, Jewish Journal)

Confederate flag rally draws thousands, sparks gunfire in Florida (CBS News)

A conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Isaac Chotiner, Slate)

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb just used his "black friend" to diminish Confederate flag debate (Christina Coleman, NewsOne)

The Democrats' dilemma, destroying a remarkable black man (Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker)

The destruction of a black suburb (Alana Semuels, The Atlantic)

Ending mass incarceration one murdering illegal alien at a time (Matthew Vadum, FrontPage Mag)

Eric Garner case is settled by New York City for $5.9 million (J. David Goodman, The New York Times)

Ex-cocaine user Obama just pardoned a bunch of coke dealers (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy to stand trial for "stun gun error" killing (Associated, The Guardian)

Ferguson's burned-out QuikTrip resurrected as job center (Mariah Stewart, The Huffington Post)

Former head of Chicago Urban League charges Dems with racial insensitivity (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

"F*@% the Confederate flag...Give me a job!" (Ryan Mack, The Huffington Post)

Hate crime charges possible in Delaware Confederate flag theft? (Larry Mendte, Philadelphia Magazine)

I am black, and black lives matter (The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., The Huffington Post)

"I don't think you're a Latino": More racial tension on CNN (T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner)

If the GOP had settled the immigration issue, they wouldn't have a Donald Trump problem (Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week)

Immigration becoming key GOP issue (James Pindell, The Boston Globe)

In Birmingham, a debate over Confederate monuments (Radioindslag, Rachel Lindley, All Things Considered, NPR)

Juan Williams: A first step against gerrymandering (Juan Williams, The Hill)

Katie Pavlich: Barack Obama's sanctuary country for criminal aliens (Katie Pavlich, The Hill)

Ku Klux Klan boasts rising numbers as racial tensions soar (The Week UK)

Kylie Jenner's cornrows and the racial politics of hair (Lauren Cochrane, The Guardian)

Lawmakers, activists at NAACP convention push to stop police misconduct (Melanie Eversley, USA Today)

Los Angeles mayor meets with Black Lives Matter activists over shooting (Phoneix Tso, The Huffington Post)

Lost in the immigration frenzy (Leder, The New York Times)

The mainstream response to Donald Trump affirms Latino political power (Mary Jordan, The Washington Post)

The many images of Jefferson Davis (Peter Manseau, The New York Times)

Mississippi divided: Battle over Confederate flag shifts to Magnolia State (+video) (Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

Misty Copeland's tough balancing act (Andrea Peyser, New York Post)

National NAACP leaders join call for federal review of North Charleston police practices (Andrew Knapp, Charleston Post and Courier)

N.C. trial outcome could sway national voting rights measures (Radioindslag, Michael Tomisc, Morning Edition, NPR)

A new way to de-segregate housing in America (Radioindslag, Jane Clayson, On Point, WBUR, Boston)

Obama commutes sentences for 46 drug offenders (Video, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times)

Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders (Video, Sari Horwitz, Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Obama just commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders (Lauren Galik, Reason)

Obama's endgame (Eileen F. Toplansky, American Thinker)

Petition calls for removing Confederate leader's name from DC-area road (Keith Laing, The Hill)

Public transit helps perpetuate inequality (Robin Washington, The Boston Globe)

Removal of Confederate flag proves we have power to change (Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune)

Sanders: Trump won't be successful "dividing us" on race (Jesse Byrnes, The Hill)

Seven steps forward from the Charleston shooting (Barbara Arnwine, Howard University The District Chronicles)

Sides dispute basis of North Carolina voting laws as trial contesting them opens (Erik Eckholm, The New York Times)

Singer Miguel explores race, finds new voice on 3rd album (Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press)

Slavery's shadow, still visible in U.S. schools (Heather O'Connell, Houston Chronicle)

Study: Low-income minorities get worst teachers in Washington state (The Hetchinger Report, U.S. News & World Report)

Sure, whites are privileged - but not me personally! (Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard)

Ta-Nehisi Coates on police brutality, the Confederate flag and forgiveness (Radioindslag, Fresh Air, NPR)

"There's an awakening in our country": A Q&A with Jimmy Carter (John Meroney, The Atlantic)

This is what happened when race came up at Miss USA (Tom McKay, Mic)

Trial begins for "the worst voter suppression law we've seen since the 1960s" (Alice Ollstein, Think Progress)

Trump, the Confederate flag, and how Fox News created the GOP's summer of discontent (Eric Boehlert, Media Matters)

Video: Dangerous new challenge - ripping down Confederate flags sure to get people shot (Tom Tillison, BizPac Review)

Voting rights trial in North Carolna begins: "This is our Selma" (Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times)

Watching the watchers: Oakland seeks control of law enforcement surveillance (Halima Kazem, The Guardian)

Watch the most pathetic (or most hilarious) response to the Confederate flag's removal (Video, Jarvis DeBerry, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

What is so offensive? (Carl C. Curtis, The Christian Review)

When we attack Serena Williams' body, it's really about her blackness (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

Where does the buck stop on Kathryn Steinle's death? (Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner)

While many are occupied with Confederate flag battle, NC civil rights activists still fighting for civil rights (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

Why Clinton and Bush are battling over immigration (Video, Eric Bradner, CNN)

Why Republican voters love Donald Trump (W. James Antle III, The Week)

Young people encouraged to undergo "seven-day racial bias cleanse" (David Hookstead, The College Fix)

Your stories of racism (Læserbreve, The Atlantic)


34 percent of US Latinos identify as more than one race. Study (Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post)

Amid rebel flag controversy, Tenn. to honor KKK leader (CBS News)

Another symbol you see every day also has racial past (Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Blaze)

The battle to keep the vote: State by state (Frank Askin, Newsweek)

Black-white disparities persist in Iowa (Kyle Munson, Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Boehner blames Obama for immigration inaction (Mike Lillis, The Hill)

Carly Fiorina: Donald Trumps's stance is "common sense" (Chad Merda, Sun Times National)

Chuck Todd uses Charleston murders to press Gov. Haley on voter ID (Video, Jeffrey Meyer, Newsbusters)

Confederate flag down but what happens now (Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press)

Confederate names have no place on California schools (George Skelton, Los Angeles Times)

Dear White People review - a gently funny take on campus racism in the US (Filmanmeldelse, Mark Kermode, The Guardian)

A death that changed all, Eric Garner one year later (Leder, New York Daily News)

The Democrats' demographic edge (Charlie Cook, The Atlantic)

Donald Trump: It's "okay" to call undocumented immigrants "rapists" (Marina Fang, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump's immigration stance divides, inflames and inspires (Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times)

Escaping whiteness (Jennifer Delton, The Huffington Post)

Face reality of battle flag to heal divisions: #tellusatoday (Læserbrev, m.m., USA Today)

"Go Set a Watchman": Has Atticus Finch become a fallen hero? (+video) (Gretel Kauffman, The Christian Science Monitor)

Gunshots heard after protesters rally in Ocala over the Confederate flag (Video, WESH 2 News, Orlando, Florida)

The hard truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine)

Hate crime is terrorism like ISIL's (Harry Themal, The News Journal, Delaware)

Hispanic evangelicals form new front in the battle against the death penalty (Allan Turner, Houston Chronicle)

Housing rules are new battlefield for Obama (Tim Devaney, The Hill)

How "The Cosby Show" duped America: The sitcom that enabled our ugliest Reagan-era fantasies (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

The immigration debate has been wrong from the beginning (Taylor Millard, Hot Air)

Inside the Ku Klux Klan: How racially divided U.S. is boosting numbers (Nicole Morley, Metro, UK)

Jim Crow: Rape, trauma, and segregation stress syndrome (Jasmine Nelson, Atlanta Black Star)

Jim Webb stands up for "Southern white cultures" (Arthur Delaney, The Huffington Post)

Liberals should be careful what they wish for (John Hinderaker, PowerLine)

Man dies in police custody after being pepper-sprayed in Alabama (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Meet the black woman raised to believe she was white (Jane Mulkerrins, The Telegraph, UK)

Mendelsohn: Racism alive and well in SC health-care system (Andrea Mendelsohn, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Mosby to NAACP: Black incarceration rate is disenfranchising our communities (Kerry Picket, The Daily Caller)

NAACP leader goes on racial rant: They take our money, talent, dignity (Kerry Picket, The Daily Caller)

NAACP votes to end its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina (CBS News)

New Orleans mayor lays out broad plan to rid city of Confederate relics (Mark Guarino, The Guardian)

On "Meet the Press," Haley steers focus away from personal political aspirations (Erin Gillespie, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Past an invisible fence: Gauging Obama's new housing rule (Halimah Abdullah, Candace King, NBC News)

Police, activists seek peaceful protest in Charlotte's police shooting trial (Ann Doss Helms, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

Rallies held in support of Confederate flag (Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time)

Reflections on the flag and lessons from "Mr. Redcap" (Ron Brinson, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Republicans still weighing in on Donald Trump's immigrant stance (Elizabeth Williamson, The Wall Street Journal)

Robert E. Lee memorial defaced in Dallas (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

Stars and Bars and stripes: Are you ready for this conversation on race? (Cynthia McKinney, San Francisco Bay View)

Symbols of the Confederacy: A Southerner's revelatory moments (B.J. Bernstein, The Huffington Post)

"This is our Selma": Prayers, marches, teach-ins planned as NC voting restrictions go on trial (The Institute for Southern Studies)

The true story of the South Carolina Confederate flag debate (Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC)

Voting rights act still needed in this country (Leder, Mason City Globe Gazette, Iowa)

Watershed moment on race? And: Is Trump a farce or face of GOP base? (Mark Green, The Huffington Post)

What does it really mean to be transracial? (The Grio)

What the Confederate flag really really means (Arthur Lewin, ThyBlackMan.com)

Why the Obama administration's new fair housing rules are a big deal for racial equality (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

A year after Eric Garner, closing the great police-community divide (Bill Bratton, New York Daily News)


The absurd hypocrisy of the League of the South's Confederate battle flag defense (Southern Poverty Law Center, Salon)

Albuquerque to pay $5m to family of homeless man killed by police (Associated Press, The Guardian)

AP EXPLAINS: Confederate battle flag, flown around US South (Dave Bryant (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

Asians might vote left, but the model minority is still pretty racist (Ashley Yang, Neon Tommy, Los Angeles)

As NAACP conference opens, the group lifts its S.C. boycott (Kristen A. Graham, Caitlin McCabe, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

As race issues smolder, NAACP gathers in Philadelphia (Melanie Eversley, USA Today)

Atticus Finch is a racist in To Kill a Mockingbird's sequel (Vanessa Thorpe, Edward Helmore, The Guardian)

Baltimore mayor's challenge: Fighting crime while reining in police (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

Baltimore's new police commissioner has a full plate - and an opportunity (Kevin Rector, Justin George, Mark Puente, The Baltimore Sun)

Black people should stop expecting white America to "wake up" to racism (John McWhorter, The Daily Beast)

Confederate flag comes down: A tonic for the American soul (Radioindslag, Wade Goodwyn, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Confederate flag controversy: History is not just the world at its worst (Doug Tice, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

The Confederate flag may be gone in South Carolina, but will the South ever get rid of it entirely? (Kathleen Foody, Jeffrey Collins, Meg Kinnard, The Independent, UK)

"The Confederate flag still flies overseas": Endless war, domestic racism and the forgotten history of the stars and bars (Greg Grandin, Salon)

Confederate flag treated like fallen hero (Michael Daly, The Daily Beast)

Documentary series "Battle Flag" explores the meaning of the Confederate flag through individuals (Marcus Gilmer, Mashable)

Does affordable housing perpetuate racial segregation? (Jim Epstein, Reason)

Donald Trump defiantly rallies a new "silent majority" in a visit to Arizona (Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times)

Donald Trump storms Phoenix (Ben Schreckinger, Politico)

Eleanor Clift vs. Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump the 21st century Pat Buchanan, you damaged the Republican brand (Video, Real Clear Politics)

The end of federally financed ghettos (Leder, The New York Times)

The evolution of the Confederate battle flag, its meaning (Danielle Fox, Pittsburgh Pos-Gazette)

Finley: The risk of scrubbing history (Nolan Finley, The Detroit News)

Flags and tags: New battles loom over Confederate symbols (Ralph Ellis, CNN)

Furling an evil past as South Carolina pulls down that damn Confederate flag (Leder, New York Daily News)

The GOP's immigration Trump card (Scott Pinsker, Breitbart)

Harris-Perry: Hurricane Katrina impact would have been different if victims were more racially diverse (Video, Trent Baker, Breitbart)

Harper Lee's father, inspiration for Atticus Finch, changed his views on segregation (Jennifer Maloney, Laura Stevens, The Wall Street Journal)

How parole boards keep prisoners in the dark and behind bars (Beth Schwartzapfel (The Marshall Project), The Washington Post)

I'm a black American woman - can I support the Republican Party? (Crystal Wright, The Telegraph, UK)

In Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," a less noble Atticus Finch (Natasha Tretheway, The Washington Post)

In South Carolina, a bizarre dismount for the Confederate flag (Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post)

In their words: We are all Creole (Rebecca Henry, The Advertiser, Louisiana)

"It was always based on a flat lie": Why neo-Confederates are finally losing the war for American history (Elias Isquith, Salon)

I wish my father had seen flag come down (Bakari Sellers, CNN)

Jim Crow: The history of "racial cleansing" (Jasmine Nelson, Atlanta Black Star)

Jonathan Sanders, unarmed black man, allegedly strangled to death by Mississippi cop (Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post)

Katrina changed the city's and region's ethnic makeup (Jeff Adelson, The New Orleans Advocate)

Kid Rock tells protesters who want him to denounce Confederate flag to "kiss my a--" (Kirthana Ramisetti, New York Daily News)

KKK cross burnings "blasphemous" Richard Land says after hate group calls act "holy" (Kimberly Pennington, Christian Examiner)

Little coverage, attention to U.S. indigenous Latinos (Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News)

More than just a flag... (Paul Walter, Liberal Democrat Voice)

NAACP leader: Let's tackle criminal justice disparities (Betty C. Andrews, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Officials deny claims of racism at N.Y. Training Academy (Harold McNeil, Firehouse)

One battle the Confederate flag is still winning (John Blake, CNN)

An opportunity gamed away (Chico Harlan, The Washington Post)

President Obama and systemic racism: White House segregation plan questioned by African-American realtors (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Prof: Make Confederate flag a hate crime (Blake Neff, The Daily Caller)

Removal of the flag is noble, but not really a time for celebration (Byron Dobson, Tallahassee Democrat, Florida)

Removing the Confederate flag will not end racism. It will end free speech. (Mary Ramirez, The Blaze)

Republicans and the immigration divide (Anthony Salvanto, CBS News)

S.C. Capitol grounds also hold African-American history monument (Christina Elmore, The Charleston Post and Courier)

South Carolina's Confederate flag is gone, but vestiges of the Civil War-era South remains (Associated Press, Fox News)

Spring in Baltimore (Nicholas Brady, Gawker)

Tears and lamentations from Confederate flag supporters at lowering ceremony in South Carolina (Bethania Palma Markus, Raw Story)

There's more to battling racism than removing Confederate names and symbols (Sandy Banks, Los Angeles Times)

Timely remembrance of Thurgood Marshall (Teateranmeldelse, Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle)

Tribes blast "wannabe" Native American professor (Samantha Allen, The Daily Beast)

Trump's immigration stance dividing GOP in Arizona _ again (Bob Christie, Associated Press)

Trump: "We have to take back the heart of our country" (Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post)

Two Harper Lee novel's serve as bookends to racial change (Andra Bryan Stefanoni, The Joplin Globe, Texas)

Unity and finality on the flag (Leder, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Virginia must lead on racial truth and reconciliation (Leder, The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Voting rights legacy of the '60s heads to court as North Carolina law is tested (Erik Eckholm, The New York Times)

Weekly address: Making our communities stronger through fair housing (Video, David Hudson, The White House)

What caused the Civil War: The argument for the economy (Joe Dawson, Savannah Morning News, Georgia)

What Congress can learn from South Carolina (Leder, The Washington Post)

What the AME church shooting changed (Darren Thorne, Toronto Star, Canada)

While some are shocked by "Go Set a Watchman," others find nuance in a bigoted Atticus Finch (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times)

"You haven't lived it and you don't get it": Sonia Sotomayor and the story behind SCOTUS' landmark affirmative action case (Joan Biskupic (ProPublica), Salon)


#FlagMyths: "The civil war was fought over... tariffs" (Todd Stauffer, Jackson Free Press, Mississippi)

After 54 years, S.C.'s Confederate flag taken down (Jeffrey Collins, Meg Kinnard (Associated Press), The Boston Globe)

America can't talk about segregation today if we can't say how it was created in the past (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

Americans shouldn't fear Mexican immigrants (Reihan Salam, Slate)

Baltimore's segregated housing (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

The best thing white people can do for black people in America? See race, even (especially) your own (Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Quartz)

Bill Cosby started losing black people before the rape allegations (Delano Squires, The Root)

Black and Hispanic women scientists frequently confused for janitors, study finds (Fox News Latino)

Black history is bigger than slavery. We should teach kids accordingly (Raluca Albu, The Guardian)

Blame John Boehner for the House GOP's Confederate flag fiasco (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post)

Bobby Jindal's obsession with "colorblindness" is everything wrong with the GOP's racial politics (Eesha Pandit, Salon)

Bringing down a twisted fantasy (Eugene Robinson, Real Clear Politics)

Bringing down flag is good step - but a tiny one (Glenn Burkins, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

A child of South Carolina, and the complicated legacy of the Confederate flag (B.J. Bernstein, Atlanta Magazine)

A coming era of civil disobedience (Pat Buchanan, buchanan.org)

Confederate battle doesn't end in South Carolina as petitions spread across country (Daniella Silva, NBC News)

The Confederate battle flag in South Carolina: From the battlefield to the Capitol to a museum (Ben Brumfield, CNN)

The Confederate flag is also down at Fort Sumter, national park gift shops (Al Kamen, The Washington Post)

Confederate flag Rorschach test (Chris Stirewalt, Fox News)

Confederate flag taken down from State Capitol in South Carolina (Meghan Keneally, ABC News)

Confederate memorial statue in Charleston vandalized again (David Munday, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Crime, race and grace after Charleston (Scott Piepho, Daily Legal News)

The Democrats are the party of slavery, segregation, and the KKK (Jim Treacher, The Daily Caller)

Donald Trump, immigration and the GOP (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Donald Trump lied to us (Antonio Tijerino, Politico)

Donald Trump raises uncomfortable truths (David Paulin, American Thinker)

The dream world of the Southern Republicans (Howell Raines, The New York Times)

Editorial: If South Carolina can do it, so can Texas (Leder, Houston Chronicle)

Emotions run high over the decision to remove Confederate flag at SC Statehouse (Video, ABC News)

Exploring how black and white artists depict race (Kelli Morgan, The Conversation UK)

False flag change: History, the Confederate flag, Obama and the deeper American racism (Paul Street, CounterPunch)

FBI director has a hard time calling a white supremacist a terrorist (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

GOP is becoming the party of Andrew Jackson - why that's a good thing (Jarrett Stepman, Breitbart)

Gov. Nikki Haley: "It's a great day" as Confederate flag comes down (Video, The Today Show)

A flag without honor deserves no ceremony (Goldie Taylor, Blue Nation Review)

"The fried chicken capital": Where racial progress began along the rails (Maria Godoy, NPR)

How black Twitter helped take down the Confederate flag (Alexis Sobel Fitts, The Huffington Post)

How the Florida GOP's gerrymander went too far, in 4 cool visuals (Philip Bump, The Washington Post)

How the North distorts Civil War history (Hugh Howard, The Washington Post)

How to live within a black body (Boganmeldelse, Bijan Stephen, New Republic)

In an amazing arc of grace, Confederate battle flag finally furled (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

I, racist (John Metta, The Huffington Post)

Jim Grimsley: As the South looks backward (Jim Grimsley, The Dallas Morning News)

John Singleton on why black filmmakers need to tell black stories (Reginald Ponder, The Root)

Legacy of segregation lingers in Baltimore (Jin Kim, The Baltimore Sun)

Let's make the Confederate flag a hate crime: It is the American swastika and we should recoil from it in horror (Nick Bromell, Salon)

Man says racial harassment, including a noose, drove him from the job he loved (Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times)

Marco Rubio begins to connect with voters in Spanish (Ines de la Cuetara, ABC News)

Marking historic moment, South Carolina removes Confederate flag (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

"Mestizo" and "mulatto": Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics (Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Research Center)

Mississippi police accused of choking unarmed man to death with flashlight (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Mitch McConnell's commitment to civil rights set him apart (Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times)

Moving beyond the Confederate flag (Video, PBS)

MTV's "White People" trailer under fire for promoting white shame stirs debate and grabs spotlight - exactly what the filmmaker wants (Justin Rocket Silverman, New York Daily News)

NAACP says it will look at ending S.C. boycott over flag (Video, Nathaniel Cary, David Dykes, USA Today)

Nancy Pelosi: Federal Confederate flag ban "is about our morals" (Awr Hawkins, Breitbart)

Need a reason to believe there's hope for racial progress? Look to Baltimore. (Freeman Hrabowski III, The Washington Post)

A new day in South Carolina as the Confederate battle flag comes down (Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post)

Nikki Haley's star rises as rebel flag comes down (Ben Schreckinger, Politico)

Non-Hispanic whites are no longer the biggest ethnic group in California (Tez Clark, Vox)

Obama in Charleston (Eric T. Cheyfitz, CounterPunch)

Pat Buchanan warns of another Civil War: The time of mass right-wing civil disobedience is at hand (Scot Eric Kaufman, Salon)

Philadelphia police investigate violent arrest after video of beating emerges (Video, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Police: Incident between horseman, officer ends in death (Therese Apel, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi)

Praying while black (Rev. Elder Darlene Garner, The Huffington Post)

"Prosecution is about locking black people up" (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

A psychologist's explanation of why racism persists in America (Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post)

Race is not all black and white today (Cathy Erway, The Huffington Post)

Removal of slavery symbol is where the work begins (Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press)

Republican-Americans v. Confederate-Americans (David Robertson, Wizbang)

Republicans wake up to racism (Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg View)

Review: Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" gives Atticus Finch a dark side (Boganmeldelse, Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

Rick Perry, Republicans, and race (Peter Wehner, Commentary)

The right way to remember the Confederacy (William C. Davis, The Wall Street Journal)

A road named for Confederate leader comes under fire 150 years after war (Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post)

A rundown of just how badly the Fair Housing Act has failed (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

The science of why taking down the Confederate flag matters (Brian Resnick, National Journal)

Serena Williams and the fear of a dominant black woman (Tomas Rios, The Daily Beast)

Slavery linked to school segregation in South (Jazelle Hunt, North Dallas Gazette)

South Carolina lowers Confederate flag, and an era ends (Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

South Carolina's Confederate flag comes down as history of hate meets modernity (Matthew Teague, The Guardian)

South Carolina's Confederate flag is down, but the debate over the Civil War's meaning goes on (James Queally, Los Angeles Times)

Stuff white people did (Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator)

Tearing that flag down didn't end racism, but dropping the flag pole will surely work (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

The Texas Capitol's Confederate memorial problem (Sanford Levison, Houston Chronicle)

Turning the corner on race in America (Bakari Kitwana, Mic)

Videos expose Hollywood's diversity problem in under a minute (Video, Eric Levitz, MSNBC)

Voices: Reactions to the lowering of the Confederate flag (Andrew Shain, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

We know what Trump thinks of Mexicans. Here's what they think of him (Maria Sanchez Diez, Quartz)

When the Klan came to our revival (Brett Younger, Baptist News Global)

Why is the Confederate flag still a thing even though the South lost the Civil War? (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

Why was South Carolina's Confederate flag rolled? Reason dates back to Civil War, historian says (Melissa Chan, Meg Wagner, New York Daily News)

Why we shouldn't pull down all those Confederate memorials (Alfred L. Brophy, Newsweek)

Why white people will always be racists (D.C. McAllister, The Federalist)


5 reasons the new Texas social studies textbooks are nuts (Dianna Wray, Houston Press, Texas)

28 percent of whites say they favor a law allowing homeowners to discriminate (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

After 54 years flying over the Capitol, Confederate flag's days are numbered in South Carolina (Associated Press, Fox News)

Amid appropriations gridlock, John Lewis pushes broad review of Confederate symbols (Paul Kane, The Washington Post)

Amid backlash, House GOP scraps vote on Confederate flag imagery (Video, Alex Moe, MSNBC)

Are there people alive now whose fathers fought in the Civil War? (Greg Garrison, al.com, Alabama)

As S.C. prepares to lower battle flag, Boehner calls for Confederate review (Video, Paul Kane, Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

Atlanta officer who fatally shot man in back was justified, grand jury says (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Bernie Sanders' take on race issues always falls back on one problematic point (Madhuri Sathish, Bustle)

Between the World and Me (Jack Hamilton, Slate)

Black lives and books of the dead (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

A black man's stark, visceral experience of racism (Thomas Chatterton Williams, The Washington Post)

Bonard Fowler, Alabama officer in shooting that led to Selma march, dies at 81 (Sam Roberts, The New York Times)

Charleston and the Confederate flag: Part One (Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest)

Confederate America and Nazi Germany (Mike Jones, The St. Louis American)

Confederate flag down at "most ideologically important" place in U.S.: Disney World (Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

The Confederate flag is anti-American (Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe)

The Confederate flag needs to be raised, not lowered (Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Western Journalism)

Confederate symbols, where to draw the line: Our view (Leder, USA Today)

Country music acts quietly abandon Confederate flag (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Cruz off on Hispanic unemployment (D'Angelo Gore, FactCheck.org)

Dear white friends, if you like the Confederate flag, then you hate me (Brandon Patterson, The Huffington Post)

Democrats increasingly think the Confederate flag is racist. Republicans don't. (Michael Tesler, The Washington Post)

Democrats pounce as Republicans split over Confederate flag (Laura Barron-Lopez, Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post)

Dems blast GOP move on Confederate flag amendment (Video, Deirdre Walsh, CNN)

An end, finally, to the Civil War (Jackson Baker, Memphis Flyer)

Fire at South L.A. church ruled arson but church was not target, officials say (Brittny Mejia, Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times)

Flag symbolism: Negative can outweigh positive (Joseph Perkins, The Orange County Register, Californien)

Flashback: SPLC founder says Confederate flag is "part of my heritage" [VIDEO] (Video, Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

Furling that banner: The rise and fall of the Confederate flag in South Carolina, 1961-2000 (Charles Joyner, The State, South Carolina)

Gallup poll: 67% of GOP, 27% of Democrats say it's OK for Southern states to fly Confederate flag (Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times)

GOP leaders yank bill after Confederate flag fracas (Jake Sherman, Darren Goode, Politico)

GOP scrambles to address racial issues amid Trump, flag debates (Perry Bacon Jr., NBC News)

Gov. Haley: The Confederate flag will come down with dignity (Video, The Washington Post)

Graham: "Flag had to come down. And thank God that it has" (Video, Eugene Scott, CNN)

Grand Jury finds Smyrna officer justified in Nicholas Thomas shooting (Mandi Milligan, CBS46, Atlanta, Georgia)

Heritage? OK, which heritage do you choose? (Jay Bookman, The Atlanta Constitution-Journal)

House GOP seeks to turn back time on Confederate flag (Laura Barron-Lopez, The Huffington Post)

House may backpedal its own Confederate flag restrictions (Devin Henry, The Hill)

How post-Civil War segregation helped to shape the patterns of racial inequality that we see today (Angelina Grigoryeva, Martin Ruef, The London School of Economics and Political Science)

How to call out the press for their blatant racism (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

HUD's own study dashes utopian dream of cross-neighborhood prosperity (Leder, Investor's Business Daily)

In Congress, war breaks out over Confederate battle flag (Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor)

In impassioned debate on South Carolina Confederate flag, three voices emerge (Richard Pérez-Peña, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

In the face of racism, black families matter (Juan Williams, New York Daily News)

Is there space for Southern heritage that does not ignore slavery? (Byron Williams, The Huffington Post)

It's all about race (Greg Sargent, The Washington Post)

It seems like white people are finally talking about race in America, but is that a good thing? (Christina Coleman, Atlanta Daily World)

Jenner can. Dolezal can't. But why? (Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman, The Huffington Post)

Jenny Horne: How a descendant of the president of the Confederacy helped vanquish his flag (Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

Jenny Horne, lawmaker who took stand on Confederate flag, has deep S.C. roots (Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News)

Jimmy Carter: There's still "innate racism" in America (Alex Griswold, Mediaite)

Jim Webb clarifies position on the Confederate flag (Video, Jake Miller, CBS News)

Key & Peele is the one show that knows how to make America's strained race relations funny (Alexis Wilkinson, Slate)

Key moments in the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina (The New York Times)

The latest: Governor gives pens to victims' families (Associated Press, ABC News)

Malcolm Graham: Flag removal shows nine victims "did not die in vain" (David Perlmutt, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

Megyn Kelly: Why is Obama ignoring murder of Katie Steinle? (Video, Fox News, Real Clear Politics)

More Jenny Horne, less Hillary Clinton (Jean Card, U.S. News & World Report)

The most racist urban area in America (Randal O'Toole, The Antiplanner)

MTV's White People documentary is filled with white tears (Yesha Callahan, The Root)

My family was "brought here in chains," S.C. lawmaker says during Confederate flag debate (Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

My South Carolina university is whitewashing its complex racial history (AD Carson, The Guardian)

Nancy Pelosi: Take down southern flags with Confederate symbols (Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times)

Neo-Confederates' existential crisis: Why they can't hide their racism any longer (Max Blumenthal (AlterNet), Salon)

"A new day" in South Carolina (Video, Steve Benen, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC)

"A new day in South Carolina" as house votes to remove Confederate flag (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

New housing rule puts the federal government in your neighborhood... literally (Aaron Bandler, Town Hall)

The New South's manifesto of 2016 (Glenn Delk, The American Spectator)

Ohio appeals court stops prosecution of cops in black suburb (Associated Press, The Huffington Post)

Police brutality and racism or millennials' lack of respect for authority? (Salvator La Mastra, The Blaze)

The power of white outrage (Dorothy A. Brown, CNN)

Redistricting: How Republicans dodged a bullet (Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics)

Republican defenders of the Confederate flag derail a spending bill (Russell Berman, The Atlantic)

"Retrumplican Party": Accurate or unfair to equate Trump and GOP? (Peter Grier, The Christian Science Monitor)

Rick Perry shows the GOP how it's done (Noah Rothman, Commentary)

S.C. House votes to take down Confederate flag (Tim Smith, John Bacon, Melanie Eversley, USA Today)

S.C. Republican Jenny Horne gives tearful, moving speech in flag debate (Video, NBC News)

Serena Williams' grace helps us escape the banality of racism ... for a while (William C Anderson, The Guardian)

The sex-abuse-to-prison pipeline: How girls of color are unjustly arrested and incarcerated (Malika Saada Saar, The Root)

The shadows of the Confederacy (John R. Burbank, The Huffington Post)

Should we really ban private citizens from displaying Confederate flags on public land? (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gets vilified on FB after signing bill to remove Confederate flag (Deborah Hastings, New York Daily News)

South Carolina governor signs law removing Confederate flag from Capitol (Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

South Carolina rushed to erase heritage: Opposing view (Mike Burns, USA Today)

South Carolina votes to remove the Confederate flag, but racism remains (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Southern lawmakers have mixed, raw views of Confederate symbols in U.S. Capitol (Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post

The South's heritage is so much more than a flag (Patterson Hood, The New York Times)

The state of our imperfect union: President Barack Obama's racial legacy (Antonio Moore, The Huffington Post)

Stereotyping Asian-Americans: Harvard calls it "diversity" but it's more like racial balancing (Yukong Zhao, Forbes)

Study: Black women face racism and sexism in the mortgage market (Melvin Backman, Quartz)

Symbols of hatred, not heritage (Brandi Hatter, The Huffington Post)

Time for a second Reconstruction (Michael Holzman, Dropout Nation)

"The true people of South Carolina" deface Nikki Haley's Facebook wall with racist rants after Confederate flag decision (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

Truth brings down Confederate flag (Video, Mel Robbins, CNN)

Tyree Carroll beating video sparks internal investigation by Philadelphia police (Video, Andres Jauregui, The Huffington Post)

Watch: A black congressman's moving rebuttal of the Confederate flag (Video, German Lopez, Vox)

Watch New York Times op-doc, "A conversation with white people on race" (Video, Tambay A. Obenson, Shadow and Act)

Watch: The philanthropist who built over 5,000 schools for black students in the Jim Crow South (Video, Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele, The Root)

Webb seeks to clarify defense of Confederate battle flag (Brakkton Booker, NPR)

What clinched deal to pull Confederate battle flag from S.C. Capitol? (+video) (Denise Hassanzade Ajiri, The Christian Science Monitor)

What to do with the many symbols of slavery (Leder, San Diego Union-Tribune)

"What tradition does the Confederate flag represent? Is it slavery, rape, genocide, treason, or all of the above?" (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

While fighting the Confederate flag, let's not forget about guns (Randy Malamud, The Huffington Post)

White House blasts GOP on race (Jordan Fabian, The Hill)

White House blasts Republicans for racial insensitivity (Rebecca Nelson, National Journal)

Why a vitriolic Jim Crow advocate is still memorialized on S.C. statehouse grounds (Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post)

"Why? with Hannibal Buress" comments on racial tension using "I don't answer questions" & hits the nail on the head (Keertana Sastry, Bustle)


¡Viva California! Latinos now outnumber whites (William Bigelow, Breitbart)

Alabama man walking Confederate flag to Washington: "America has lost its way" (Mike Cason, al.com, Alabama)

Another injustice in the criminal justice system (Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard)

Asian American race-based complaint against Harvard dismissed (Chris Fuchs, NBC News)

Baltimore mayor criticizes police union, fires Commissioner who was criticized by police union (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Baltimore police chief fired amid crime spike: "Families are tired of feeling this pain" (Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

California bill would ban naming state, local sites for Confederate leaders (Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times)

The comedy censors' inane assault on Amy Schumer (Robert George, New York Post)

Confederate flag debate drives South Carolina Republicans to struggle, pray, take long walks (Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post)

Despite population milestone, Latinos still lag in California politics (Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times)

Does it matter that 95 percent of elected prosecutors are white? (Amita Kelly, NPR)

Donald Trump: "I will win the Latino vote" (Video, Katy Tur, Carrie Dann, NBC News)

Donald Trump's false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post)

Do you think Hillary or Bernie Sanders lives anywhere near illegal aliens? (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

Editorial: Don't replace Confederate flag on SC State House grounds; remove it (Leder, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Editorial: Fighting for housing fairness (Leder, Tampa Bay Times, Florida)

Firing Anthony Batts (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Flag always demeaning to black South Carolinians (Issac Bailey, The Times and Democrat, South Carolina)

Gallows humor in the age of #BlackLivesMatter: "Key & Peele" returns and "Why? with Hannibal Buress" premieres, not a moment too soon (Sonia Saraiya, Salon)

Getting too wrapped up in symbolic gestures diverts attention from more searing issues plaguing many black communities (Elwood D. Watson, The Huffington Post)

Good intentions or power grab? HUD unveils regs to diversify neighborhoods (Video, Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News)

GOP leaders fear damage to party's image as Donald Trump doubles down (Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post)

The GOP's two Latino problems (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Harvard's discrimination dodge (The Wall Street Journal)

How can we fix unconscious racism? (Nathalia Gjersoe, The Guardian)

How unconscious bias can control where we live and work (Alexis Stephens, Next City)

HUD chief on new housing rules: "ZIP code should never determine a child's future" (Colin Diersing, Los Angeles Times)

The immigration secessionists (Rich Lowry, Politico)

Immigration: The debate Republicans don't want (Video, Maeve Reston, CNN)

In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites (Associated Press, ABC News)

Inside a security expert's collection of hateful artifacts (Sanya Dosani, Al Jazeera America)

Iowa judge declines to dismiss jury pool due to lack of racial diversity (Associated Press, Daily Reporter, Indiana)

It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California (Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times)

It's time to rise up against voter suppression by Republicans (Bob Geary, IndyWeek, North Carolina)

The latest: Lawmaker suggests hoisting white surrender flag (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

LA Times hires #BlackTwitter reporter: Is this good, bad, or complicated? (Joshua Adams, The Huffington Post)

Latino immigrant does "Donald Trump" experiment, watch what happens (Melanie Bencosme, NBC News)

Latinos officially the biggest ethnic group in California (Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

The lesson we failed to learn about Paula Deen (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Let's retire the term "black on black" crime, focus instead on gang culture (Lincoln A. Blades, The Grio)

Lindsey Graham says Republicans are "in a hole" with Hispanics (Alan Rappeport, The New York Times)

The long history of the rhetoric around rape and race (Salamishah Tillet, Pacific Standard)

Mapping segregation (Interaktive kort, The New York Times)

Marco Rubio: enforcing immigration laws is not "hostility" - that's "silly talk" (Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian)

May it displease the court: Race and Justice Sotomayor (ProPublica)

Messages of individual blame for black Americans perpetuate racial inequality (Phys.org)

Misty Copeland aside, why are the arts still so white? (Alexia Fernández Campbell, National Journal)

A modest proposal for handling offensive place names (Joseph M. Knippenberg, The Federalist)

MTV's new documentary wants to make white people very uncomfortable (Dee Lockett, Vulture)

Nashville moves to block view of Confederate general's statue (Joey Garrison (The Tennessean), USA Today)

The new Willie Horton? (Paul Waldman, The Washington Post)

Next time someone questions America's history of racism, show them this video (German Lopez, Vox)

NRA says "race-baiting" "mainstream media" puts on a "modern-day minstrel show" (Timothy Johnson, Media Matters for America)

NYPD officers accused of beating teen with autism assumed he "was up to no good": Lawyer (Andres Jauregui, The Huffington Post)

Obama administration to unveil major new rules targeting segregation across U.S. (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

Obama is cracking down on one of the worst forms of modern-day segregation (Zeeshan Aleem, Mic)

Obama orders cities and towns to racially integrate (Rachel Stoltzfoos, The Daily Caller)

Obama puts "fair housing" on agenda: Why segregation still matters (Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor)

Obama unveils stricter rules against segregation in housing (Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Binyamin Appelbaum, The New York Times)

One lawmaker pushes 25 amendments to South Carolina Confederate flag bill (Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times)

Oratory on Confederate flag in South Carolina legislature shows deep divisions (Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Our Neo-Confederacy (Salim Muwakkil, In These Times)

Overnight regulation: New rules target housing segregation (Tim Devaney, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill)

Paula Deen's last lesson: What her family's brownface disgrace reveals about racism in America (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Police misconduct and more killings go largely ignored (Charles D. Ellison, The Root)

Preservation group wants lynching murals kept uncovered (Associated Press, NBC Montana)

Race and beyond: Examining white privilege (Sam Fulwood III, Center for American Progress)

Racial discrimination and health effects: Current research and new areas of study (Farah Qureshi, Journalist's Resource)

Report says Baltimore police were ordered to allow looting and "chaos" (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

The Republican Party is still trying to decide if minorities matter (Brian Beutler, New Republic)

S.C. legislators getting death threats over Confederate flag debate (Video, M. Alex Johnson, NBC News)

Segregation persists in Memphis-area neighborhoods, experts say, but solutions are elusive (Tom Charlier, The Commercial Appeal)

The soapbox: On Pennsatucky & poor, white, rural representation on "Orange Is the New Black" (Chloe Stillwell, The Frisky)

"South Carolina does not do subtle racism": My life inside a segregation academy (Jack Shuler, Salon)

South Carolina shooting must be labeled domestic terrorism (Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), The Hill)

Supporting affirmative action as Asian Americans: Opinion (Ivy Z. Yan, Bernadette N. Lim, Asia Times)

Taking the first big step toward affirmatively furthering fair housing (Deron Lovaas, Switchboard, Natural Resources Defense Council)

Texas textbooks and teaching the Civil War and America's history of racial segregation (Radioprogram, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

This is what a racist lynch mob looks like in the Obama era (Daniel Greenfield, Front Page Mag)

Understanding racism as a system (Jonathon Cotto, University Times, California State University, Los Angeles)

U.S. House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries (Associated Press, Los Angeles Times)

What does marriage equality have to do with Dred Scott? (Amy Davidson, The New Yorker)

What states celebrate Confederate holidays? Alabama Rep. Alvin Holmes wants them eliminated in Alabama, seeks bill (Barbara Herman, International Business Times)

What the Hispanic vote says about Bernie Sander's chances (Nate Cohn, The New York Times)

The whitest privilege (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

Why aren't there more black prosecutors? (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

Why Dylann Roof's racism will only be nurtured in prison (James Kilgore, The Marshall Project)

Why June was the most important month of Obama's presidency (Zeeshan Aleem, Mic)

Why Obama administration has new rule to desegregate housing (Kelsey Warner, The Christian Science Monitor)

Why studying and working hard isn't enough for black Americans (Vishnu Sridharan, Pacific Standard)


After the Confederate flags come down, everything named after Nathan Bedford Forrest should be next (Peter Cole, In These Times)

Asian immigrants on TV are starting to get some respect (E. Alex Jung, Vulture)

Bill Cosby: Race, gender and serial rape denial (Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, The Huffington Post)

Black model Nykhor Paul is "tired of apologizing for [her] blackness" (Julee Wilson, The Huffington Post)

Black unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2008 Great Recession! (James Davis, ThyBlackMan.com)

Carly Fiorina condemns Donald Trump for comments on Mexicans (Sam Frizell, Time)

Chance The Rapper says President Obama "achieved a lot" in regards to racial tension (Richy Rosario, Vibe)

Charleston shootings: The intersection of race and gender (Anushay Hossain, The Huffington Post)

Christie, Paul and Perry court the black vote (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Confederate flag opponents turn eyes to South Carolina House (Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

A Confederate general's name is under fire in Long Beach (Hal Eisner, KTTV, Fox 11 Los Angeles)

Creating a future for black men and boys in America (Haki Madhubuti, Mic)

Defense: Partisan politics, not race, drove redistricting (Matthew Barakat (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

The defiant one: Why you should know civil rights icon Gloria Richardson (Phillip Jackson, The Root)

Donald Trump causing Marco Rubio problems over immigration (Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times, Florida)

Donald Trump isn't polling well despite racist comments. He's polling well because of them. (John Paul Brammer, Blue Nation Review)

Dylann Roof indicted on three attempted murder charges (Sarah Caspari, The Christian Science Monitor)

Dylann Roof, suspect in Charleston shooting, formally indicted on murder charges (Joshua Barajas, PBS Newshour)

Family of 17-year-old killed by police at station is "not going to stop fighting" (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Florida has zero elected black prosecutors: Nationwide, 95 percent are white (Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times)

Gay marriage wasn't the only win: A tool to fight racism also got a Supreme Court boost (A. Gordon, The Root)

General convention: Speaking up, in big and small ways, about race (Pat McCaughan, Episcopal News Service)

A Georgia county where the rebel flag is still revered (Richard Fausset, The New York Times)

Haralson County, where "the Rebel flag is still revered" (Adam Carlson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Housing program expansion would encourage more low-income families to move up (Binyamin Appelbaum, The New York Times)

How black churches are helping their communities get access to healthy food (Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington Post)

Is "thug" the new n-word? (A. Wolfe, Take Part)

Jeremiah Wright's words hauntingly relevant today (Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, The Huffington Post)

A legacy of clichés (Thomas Sowell, The American Spectator)

The man who broke the NYPD's color line (Boganmeldelse, Bryan Burrough, The Wall Street Journal)

Marse Robert and the lynch mob (William Murchison, The American Spectator)

Mexicans fight back against Donald Trump's comments in song (Carrie Kahn, All Things Considered, NPR)

More than 100 years ago, a white pastor tried to pass as black (Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

Mother of woman killed on San Francisco pier says Trump using death "for his political platform" (Fox News Latino)

Muslim non-profits are raising money to rebuild black churches because "all houses of worship are sanctuaries" (Maria Sanchez Diez, Quartz)

National Cathedral & Confederate windows (Mark Tooley, First Things)

Nikki Haley, racial tensions and change (Star Parker, WND)

One of the last Tuskegee airmen, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, dies at 97 (Howard Cohen, Miami Herald)

O'Reilly: Obama administration complicit in murder of Kate Steinle (Video, Bill O'Reilly, Real Clear Politics)

Our impoverished debate about housing segregation (Maya Dukmasova, Slate)

Paula Deen's "brownface" flub: "It wasn't me" (Maria Puente, USA Today)

Paula Deen's racist brownface stunt isn't even accurate (Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo, Slate)

The plague of angry white men: How racism, gun culture & toxic masculinity are poisoning America (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Poll: America downplaying hate crimes and racial terrorism against black people (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Report highlights lack of racial diversity among U.S. prosecutors (Radioindslag, All Things Considered, NPR)

Rev. Jesse Jackson in SC sings Gov. Haley's praises after meeting (Video, Jamie Self, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Rick Perry gets it: GOP needs black voters (Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune)

Robert Booker: Passing for another race is nothing new (Robert Booker, Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee)

Senator Tim Scott sees barriers coming down, after Charleston church attack (Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times)

Slavery was America's first racially integrated institution (Michael A. Dingwall, ThyBlackMan.com)

Sorry, everyone, America isn't that racist (Greg Jones, The Federalist)

South Carolina legislators to watch on Confederate flag bill (Chris Dixon, The New York Times)

Southern white support for the Confederate flag reflects Southern heritage, not just racial hate (L.J. Zigerell, The Washington Post)

A study documents the paucity of black elected prosecutors: Zero in most states (Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times)

Study highlights striking racial and gender gaps in high school STEM (Liana Heitin, Education Week)

These GOP candidates are standing behind Donald Trump (Allie Gross, Mother Jones)

Trump and the GOP's dividing lines (Michael Gerson, Real Clear Politics)

Trump is a bad deal for the GOP (Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times)

The truth about Bernie Sanders & race: Why his biggest weakness could become his greatest strength (Matthew Pulver, Salon)

The two big factors that determine where hate groups thrive (Dante Chinni, NBC News)

UNC can no longer remain silent on Silent Sam (Video, Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Using Confederate flags as a cover for and expression of racism (Lucinda H. Mackethan, The News & Observer)

WALTER E. WILLIAMS: Only blacks can solve ills ailing blacks (Walter E. Williams, SunHerald, Mississippi)

Want to meet America's worst racists? Come to the Northwest (Casey Michel, Politico)

What Obama has taught us (Victor Davis Hanson, National Review)

When did black Americans start voting so heavily Democratic? (Philip Bump, The Washington Post)

White men make up 79% of elected prosecutors in US, study says (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

White supremacists set up legal defence fund after "unprecedented threat" to movement in aftermath of Charleston church shooting (Andrew Buncombe, The Independent, UK)

Whitewash: New Texas history books will downplay slavery, omit KKK and Jim Crow (Arturo Garcia, Raw Story)

Who's sending people of color to jail in America? White people, mostly (Emily Peck, The Huffington Post)

Why I miss Rachel Dolezal (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Will the Charleston tragedy serve as an inflection point for race relations? (Christopher Parker, The Conversation)

Yes, racism is still a problem in America (Karen Fleshman, The Huffington Post)


6 key moments from the South Carolina Senate's strikingly blunt Confederate flag debate (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

10 killed, 54 wounded in Fourth of July gun violence in Chicago (Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune)

Activists call on Kid Rock to renounce Confederate flag (Video, Robin Erb, Robert Allen, Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press)

Americans divided over calls to remove Confederate monuments (Matthew Hilburn, Voice of America)

Appropriating black, Asian, and Islamic culture for entertainment (Hanan Mohamed, The Chicago Monitor)

Ben Carson on the Trump uproar: "It's the PC police out in force" (Video, Alex Pappas, The Daily Caller)

Bernie Sanders speaks (John Nichols, The Nation)

Black college student charged with "fleeing" police after driving to well-lit area to pull over (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

The Civil War is winding down (Leder, The New York Times)

The Civil War that never ends (Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times)

Clarence Thomas deserves criticism. Just leave his race out of it. (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Collectors flock to KKK, Confederate domestic terror artifacts (Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner)

Coming next to the South Carolina statehouse grounds: The Klan (Barrett Holmes Pitner, The Daily Beast)

Confederate battle flag: Why South Carolina lawmakers may vote to keep it (Meredith Hamilton, The Christian Science Monitor)

Confederate flag heading for hurdles in SC House (The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Confederates in the attic (William McGurn, The Wall Street Journal)

Confederate "stand by the flag" rally at Walmart got heated (Miriam Wasser, Phoenix New Times, Texas)

Confederate statue vandalized at the University of North Carolina (Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post)

A counterterrorism strategy for white shooters? (Bill Scher, Real Clear Politics)

Donald Trump just issued another insane rant about Mexico (Ben Dreyfuss, Mother Jones)

Donald Trump's immigration meltdown threatens to infect GOP (Video, Benjy Sarlin, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC)

Don't believe her defenders. Amy Schumer's jokes are racist. (Stacey Patton, David J. Leonard, The Washington Post)

The economic case for removing Confederate symbols of our past (Stephen H. Craft, Birmingham Business Journal, Alabama)

Even as a museum piece, Confederate flag is in dispute (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

Ex-president Carter makes distinction between Confederate flag, monuments (Markus Schmidt, The Roanoke Times, Virginia)

Fewer black students are taking calculus in high school (The Hechinger Report, U.S. News & World Report)

Florida Veterans Hall of Fame ceremony draws Confederate protest (Jeremy Wallace, Tampa Bay Times, Florida)

From pain and shame to grace and courage in South Carolina (Eva Clayton, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Georgia Civil War Commission official: Confederate flag battle "a war to save American culture" (Greg Bluestein, Daniel Malloy, WSB Radio, Atlanta, Georgia)

How Miami fought gentrification and won (for now) (Scott Beyer, Governing)

How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race (Brigitte Vittrup, The Washington Post)

Iowa GOP chair "will not tolerate" having GOP "brand" associated with Confederate battle flag (O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa)

Let it go, Confederate flag defenders: Nobody is trying to "abolish" the history of slavery and the South (Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon)

The loose ends of racism (Heather Barmore, The Huffington Post)

Male or female, black, white, or gay: It doesn't matter who suffers most. It matters that we empathize. (Avens O'Brien, The Libertarian Republic)

NASCAR faces "Southern Thunder" as Confederate flags fly at Daytona (Lindsey Bever, Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

National WWII Museum opens new exhibit about racism at home and at war (Janet McConnaughey (Associated Press), Star Tribune)

Never-before-seen photos bring the story of the civil rights movement to life (Fotos, Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post)

The power of black Twitter (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

A question for Trump critics: What if Kathryn Steinle had been black? (Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator)

The race factor in the Charleston killings you haven't heard (Charles D. Ellison, The Root)

The racial disparities of local jails (Matthew Disler, Real Clear Policy)

The racial imbalances of special education (J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic)

Racism: Update for white Christians (Joshua Booth, Scholars and Rogues)

Read the Sons of Confederate Veterans statement the media ignored (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

Remembering the lynching victims: Lawyer plans memorials to those killed in Southern violence ritual (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

The Republican Party welcomes you, black Americans (Hamilton Nolan, Gawker)

Rick Perry's surprisingly frank speech about Texas' racist past (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)

Sci-fi crime drama with a strong black lead (Heather Dewey Hagborg, The New Inquiry)

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag from State House grounds (Radioindslag, Ben Bradford, All Things Considered, NPR)

South Carolina set to debate the Confederate flag (Video, Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC)

South Carolina's senators take step to remove the Confederate flag (Video, Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

South Carolina State Senate votes to remove the Confederate flag (Priscilla Alvarez, National Journal)

Southern heritage is both black and white, but Confederate "cornerstone" was white supremacy (Andrew Manis, al.com, Alabama)

Southern whites who know basic facts about the Civil War don't support the Confederate flag (Dara Lind, Vox)

There's no race war in America (Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post)

This is who our constitution doesn't protect - and what we can do to change that (Maya Rockeymoore, Mic)

This video calls for fair treatment in how media covers black protests vs. white riots (Video, Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

The troubling link between Ferguson and Charleston (Cara Tabachnick, The Crime Report)

Video of black race rioters brutally beating white man at July 4 gathering taken down by YouTube (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Visiting our past: "Us vs. them" not good for history (Rob Neufeld, Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina)

What "Magic Mike XXL" gets right about straight, white masculinity (Jackson McHenry, Mic)

What Rachel Dolezal left behind (Sarah Mimms, National Journal)

When I was white (Sarah Valentine, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Where are 1.5 million missing black men? (Brenden Shucart, Advocate.com)

White Texas family has black guest over and wakes up to find "KKK" painted on its truck (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Why Confederate monuments differ from the flag (Jill Ogline Titus, Real Clear Politics)

Why memorializing America's history of racism matters (Brentin Mock, CityLab)

Why Nikki Haley finally called for the removal of the Confederate flag (James C. Cobb, Time)


150 years later, schools are still a battlefield for interpreting Civil War (Emma Brown, The Washington Post)

Assimilation: Black America's elusive goal (Tracy, Atlanta Black Star)

Bill Kristol: "Republicans need to incorporate what is healthy about the Trump message" (Video, Trent Baker, Breitbart)

The black, gay community may be out - but it's not proud (Zach Stafford, The Guardian)

Black people are not "equal": This is how the League of the South recruits a new generation on the web (Joan Shipps, Raw Story)

Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage: Lynchings (John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times)

Completing the black timeline through DNA testing (Katrina Bell McDonald, Jordan Bell-McDonald, Al Jazeera America)

Corporate capitalism is the foundation of police brutality and the prison state (Chris Hedges, TruthDig)

Curing the South's Confederate PTSD (Samuel Smith, Scholars and Rogues)

Don't remove history's lessons (Salena Zito, Real Clear Politics)

"Don't shoot! [Video]" (Video, Chris Sunami, By Their Strange Fruit)

Dumping the Confederate flag: Natives can teach America how (Gregory Smithers, Indian Country Today Media Network)

East Texas town struggles with the past (Allan Turner, The Washington Times)

Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag during Minnesota parade (Ron Dicker, The Huffington Post)

Fox News can't bear the truth: Right-wing terror groups are America's gravest threat (Eric Boehlert (Media Matters), Salon)

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook (Seanna Adcox, Associated Press)

If Liberals really cared about black lives (Jack Kelly, Real Clear Politics)

"It's nothing racist": Confederate flag-waving fans blast NASCAR (Associated Press, New York Post)

Knoxville black church stands strong after arson, "ultimate act of cowardice" (Max Blau, The Guardian)

Liberated by grace (E.. Dionne Jr., The Washington Post)

Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack (Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times)

A metro Muslim wants to change your mind (Video, Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press)

Mobile, Alabama's white flight across the bay (Mobile Tribune, Alabama)

"Modern racism lurks in the shadows of equality": Why colorblind school policies have failed black people (S.E. Smith, Salon)

NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona (Mark Long, Associated Press)

North Texans rally in support of Confederate flag (Video, Jocelyn Lockwood, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)

On city's Eastside, Confederate flag flies high and proud over soldiers graves (Radioindslag, Joey Palacios, Texas Public Radio)

OPINION: Dolezal's delusion is that race doesn't matter (Alex Berezow, Razib Khan, Daily Record, New Jersey)

The party of Andrew Jackson vs. the party of Obama (Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine)

Perry's race talk (The Wall Street Journal)

The persecution of Amy Schumer: Political correctness and comedy (Teo Bugbee, The Daily Beast)

Police union fights to keep the names of officers who shoot civilians secret (Sam P.K. Collins, Think Progress)

President Francis and Pope Obama (Jonathan David Carson, American Thinker)

S.F. killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout (Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle)

Silence around who is burning black churches speaks volumes (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

South Carolina debates fate of Confederate battle flag (Valerie Bauerlein, The Wall Street Journal)

The Supreme Court's challenge to housing segregation (Richard Rothstein, The American Prospect)

Talib Kweli blasts white privilege & police brutality (Paul MEara, HipHop DX)

Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was "side issue" to Civil War (Emma Brown, The Washington Post)

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists (Susan Haigh, Associated Press)

A tough beat for a detective: Recruiting black officers (Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times)

Trump's fixation on rape and color (Jeff Cohen, Consortium News)

Voices: Affirmative action helps, but more is needed (Rick Jervis, USA Today)

What's next? Moving forward after the Emanuel AME Church shooting (Adam Parker, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Whining white Southerners (Robert Parry, Consortium News)

White Southern hate, stripped bare for all to see (Heather Cox Richardson, Salon)

White supremacists extend their reach through websites (Michael Wines, Stephanie Saul, The New York Times)

Why forgiveness from black victims isn't noble when anger is justified (Lincoln A. Blades, The Grio)

Why Southern writers still captivate, 55 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Harry Bruinius, Carmen K. Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor)


Activists burn Confederate flag in Baltimore (Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun)

America's real founding moment: Why we get Independence Day all wrong (Elias Isquith, Salon)

Ann Coulter is white supremacists' new hero: The most nauseating revelations from "Adios, America!" (Southern Poverty Law Center, Salon)

Barack Obama is the Jackie Robinson of American politics (Mike Jones, New Pittsburgh Courier)

Black bodies, white terrorism: A global reimagining of forgiveness (Esther Armah, Gawker)

Black civil rights and LGBT rights: Why they are not the same thing (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Bobby Jindal: The son of immigrants and new champion of the tough-on-immigrants crowd (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Boston police to step up antibias measures (Evan Allen, The Boston Globe)

California man dies after going into cardiac arrest in police custody (Brendan O'Connor, Gawker)

California man dies of heart attack after "more than five cops sit on him", tying up his arms and legs (Justin Carissimo, The Independent)

CNN's Mike Rowe: Banning flags won't do anything on racism (Melissa Mullins, Newsbusters)

Confederate flag debate: Mississippi, the Stars and Bars and its place on the state flag (Maria Gallucci, International Business Times)

Cops need to justify "stop & frisk" stops after report finds racial bias (Matt Stout, Boston Herald)

Could the Civil War happen again? (Tim Isbell, SunHerald, Mississippi)

A crack in our facade (Ron Bonn, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Disparate arrest rates in SF "undermine any notion of justice," says new report (Tulio Ospina, The Post News Group, Californien)

Elite media stokes flames of violence (Patrick J. Buchanan, American Free Press)

Flag of liberty: Americans can celebrate the freedom to disagree (Leder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Flying the Confederate flag over a U.S. state capitol building is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue (Linda Stasi, New York Daily News)

Forgiveness: A gentle yet powerful weapon (Gerald Haslam, The Sacramento Bee)

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion (Jesse J Holland, Associated Press)

Frederick Douglass on liberty, slavery, and the Fourth of July (Damon Root, Reason)

Gay rights activist, MLK mentor Bayard Rustin to be honored in LGBT celebration (Renee K. Gadoua, The Huffington Post)

Gettysburg's black residents: Dropping Confederate flag can't erase racism (Wilson Dizard, Al Jazeera America)

GOP punts on Confederate symbolism in Capitol (Christina Marcos, The Hill)

The grand old flag and a not-so-grand flag (R.L. Schreadley, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Guest opinion: We can't rid the world of racism, but we can purge it from our own lives (Keith L. Anderson, Idaho Statesman)

Haley's Charleston response, Confederate flag stand spark VP talk (Video, Joseph Weber, Fox News)

The history of "The Last Confederate Flag" (John Andrew Prime, The Shreveport Times, Louisiana)

I'm black, I'm Christian, and I don't forgive you (Natalie Mendenhall, The News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida)

Indignant Jeb Bush says he takes Donald Trump's remarks personally (Patrick Healy, The New York Times)

In Dylann Roof, a silently brewing fury that burst out in a violent way (Andrew Knapp, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Jackie Robinson's life was no home run for racial progress (Jason Sokol, Time)

Less than half of young people in the US are extremely proud to be American (Kabir Chibber, Quartz)

Letter to my son (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Man hit with milk crate, called "white bread" by group of black men in anti-white attack on Staten Island: cops (Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News)

The mayor of Columbia, SC demands; Take down that flag (Steve Benjamin, The Root)

Minorities account for ever-larger share of U.S. population, but not in Charleston (David Slade, Charleston Post and Courier)

Mitt Romney criticizes Donald Trump for comments on Mexican immigrants (Maggie Haberman, The New York Times)

More needs to be done between police and the communities they serve (Derrick Parks, The Hill)

On this July 4th, the task of maintaining a united nation remains (Leder, The Washington Post)

Op-ed: It will take more than removing a flag for the nation to mend (Robert A. Goldberg, The Salt Lake Tribune)

Police remove unauthorized Confederate flag flown in Florida (CBS Miami)

Protestors throw a Confederate flag on the grill in New Orleans (Maya Rhodan, Time)

Recognition, then reconciliation: Clearly seeing history of race, family in the South (Barbara B. Smith, The News & Observer)

Richmond split over how to remember Confederate history (Michael Kranish, The Boston Globe)

Salon argues that white supremacy renders Independence Day holiday a "false start" (Twitchy)

Scoppe: Bring down the flag, keep us together (Cindi Ross Scoppe, The State, Columbia, South Carolina)

Should we celebrate the Fourth of July anymore? (Tom Lindsay, Forbes)

Slavery and revolution in the Americas (Alex Jacobs, Indian Country Today Media Network)

The Supreme Court and the politics of fear (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times)

Take Jackson off the $20 bill, put a woman in his place (Leder, The New York Times)

To whom does the Fourth of July belong? (Alexandros Orphanides, The Huffington Post)

Trial again focuses on racial mix in jury selection (Mary Pieper, Globe Gazette, Iowa)

Trump and the myth of immigrant crime (Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune)

Vote for border protection (Patrick J. Buchanan, American Free Press)

What's today to a slave? (Genoptryk fra 1852, Frederick Douglass, Arkansas Online)

Why can't we talk about the black role in flash mobs? (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

You can't ignore the Confederate flag. But you can burn it and then bury it (Steven W Thrasher, The Guardian)


#EmergingUS: Diversity is our destiny, but how do we talk about it? (Video, Jose Antonio Vargas, Los Angeles Times)

3.5 minutes, 10 bullets, and 1 racially charged tragedy (Hannah Levintova, Mother Jones)

11 religious Americans who fought for freedom (Antonia Blumberg, Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

Almost half of black and Latina scientists report they've been mistaken for administrative assistants or janitors (Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian Magazine)

The American Revolution was not a whites-only war (Colbert I. King, The Washington Post)

America, what do we do after Charleston? (Marian Wright Edelman, The Huffington Post)

Aversive racial bias in guilt and sentencing: Don't treat racism as just a belief (Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.,The National Law Review)

Black church fires evoke both fear and faith in Baptist communities (Jeff Brumley, Baptist News)

Bree Newsome's Confederate flag pole climb was an artistic statement (Colette Gaiter, Time)

Bree Newsome tells Larry Wilmore about the moment she removed the Confederate flag (Video, Christopher Rosen, Entertainment Weekly)

Bubba Watson is an idiot and a coward (Clay Travis, Fox Sports)

Bubba Watson will paint over Confederate flag on "Dukes of Hazzard" car (Karen Crouse, The New York Times)

Calls to remove Confederate battle flag highlight racial tensions over the American flag (Chauncey Alcorn, New York Daily News)

The Charleston church shooter and capital punishment (Debra Saunders, Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon)

Charleston mayor: "When there's this much pain, you have to ... find a path forward (Kurtis Lee, Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times)

Confederate flag designer said it is a symbol of white supremacy - not Southern heritage (Rmuse, PoliticusUSA)

Confederate flags removed from Fort Sumter: Site where civil war began (Awr Hawkins, Breitbart)

Confederate, gay pride flags trump Old Glory sales for 4th of July 2015 (Video, Josh Scheinblum, WTHN, New Haven, Connecticut)

Confederate statues controversy ignores key historical facts (Jerry Patterson, Baltimore Post-Examiner)

Coping while black: A season of traumatic news takes a psychological toll (Radioindslag, Cheryl Corley, All Things Considered, NPR)

The Declaration's cut slavery paragraph (James Joiner, The Daily Beast)

Declining vaccine rates: Mostly a white problem (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

"Disarm NYPD" group burns U.S., Confederate flags in NYC park (Kurt Hyde, The New American)

Donald Trump again lambastes border security after a California woman is slain (Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times)

Dumping on Dixie again (Andrew Levine, CounterPunch)

"Enjoy your ride": Baltimore police check vans after photos show sign inside (Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian)

Ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown slams Stanley Nelson's "condemnable" documentary (Elaine Brown, The Daily Beast)

"Ferguson report" a reminder that the struggle continues (David L Ulin (Los Angeles Times), Florida Courier)

George Takei calls Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" over marriage equality dissent (Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post)

GOP contenders' fumble on Confederate flag issue: Kris Hammond (Opinion) (Kris Hammond, cleveland.com)

Healing is not grieving: We must not "move forward" in the wake of massacre (Ayo Coly, TruthOut)

How should Arlington preserve the history of desegregation (Moriah Balingit, Elizabeth Koh, The Washington Post)

How the South skews America (Michael Lind, Politico)

Immigrant cops (Jaime Hellman, Al Jazeera America)

Independence Day for whom? (Marque-Anthony, ThyBlackMan.com)

In reenactments, Confederate flag treasured as part of history (Video, Chip Reid, CBS News)

Is "Dukes of Hazzard" really racist? (John Wellington Ennis, The Huffington Post)

The KKK will hold a Labor Day cross burning - and they want supporters to bring their children (Bethania Palma Marcus, Raw Story)

Lawmakers buck populace in Confederate flag bastion (Video, Ron Barnett, USA Today)

Lowering a flag doesn't solve racial problems (Brian Carlton, The News Virginian)

Man dies in Montclair police custody (Video, Christina Cocca, Mekahlo Medina, NBC Los Angeles)

Mark Levin: The name "Democratic Party" should be banned for racism (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

Memo to media: Ask Trump if he's a "serial racist" (Jeff Cohen, The Huffington Post)

NASCAR and the flag (Roger I. Abrams, The Huffington Post)

NASCAR should prove it's colorblind, ban confederate flag from racetracks (Andrew Lawrence, Sports Illustrated)

Now is the time for true courage (Abby Zimet, CityWatch, Los Angeles)

Obama's eulogy, which found its place in history (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

Obama's second term: A timeline (The Hill)

PTSD and mental health disorders in black people linked to trauma from racism and violence (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Questions of who is "truly American" still plague USA this 4th of July, poll (Cathy Lynn Grossman, The Huffington Post)

Race is a construct, not a truth: We are human first (Kristoff Hart, The Tennessean)

Racism: An interracial professional's perspective (Marcus Laster, LinkedIn)

Racism through three lenses from one person (Kelton Brooks, The Hutchinson News, Kansas)

Red, white, and bruised: Decades of mistreatment spark anti-patriotic outrage among black Americans (Cory Alexander Haywood, eurweb)

Remembering Tamir: Joanne Braxton and Michael Sainato (Opinion) (Joanne Braxton, Michael Sainato, cleveland.com)

Republicans fear Trumpnado (David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner)

Revenge killing (Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker)

Rick on race: Of Rick Perry, Jesse Washington, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump (Jonathan Tilove, Statesman, Austin, Texas)

Rick Perry: GOP has ignored black vote for too long (Sarah Rumpf, Breitbart)

Rick Perry wants to reach out to black people. He'll have to do a lot better. (Paul Waldman, The Washington Post)

Some NASCAR fans defend right to fly Confederate flag (Brant James, USA Today)

Soso and Chang, prison bunkmates by default: Why won't "Orange Is the New Black" expand its Asian cast? (Wesley Yiin, Salon)

South Carolina church fire caused by lightning, officials say (Jason Hanna, Evan Perez, CNN)

The South is a place of history, complexity and change (Saritha Prabhu, The Tennessean)

Study: Watching racists be racist can make you more racist (Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox)

Ta-Nehisi Coates and mayor Mitch Landrieu talk violence in America (Video, Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post)

Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration (Katie Zezima, The Washington Post)

Thoughts on heritage and flags this 4th of July weekend (Edward Lindsey, Peach Pundit)

A view from the South: let the Confederate flag go (Barbara Kingsolver, The Guardian)

Views clash where Confederate flags fly (Video, The New York Times)

What Abigail Fisher's affirmative action case is really about (Nikole Hannah-Jones (ProPublica), AlterNet)

What do the Ferguson movement, the Charleston killings and oil trains have in common? (Todd Paglia, The Huffington Post)

What some black church leaders have wrong about gay marriage -- and civil rights (Nathalie Baptiste, The American Prospect)

When it comes to race, Valerie Jarrett asks why is it all on the president; but why not? (Lauren Victoria Burke, The Root)

Where are America's memorials to pain of slavery, black resistance? (Jon Hale, Robert Chase, CNN)

Whistling Dixie: Is the Confederate flag racist or a symbol of Southern pride? (Nicole Rojas, International Business Times UK)

Whitest big county in the U.S.? It's us (Gene Balk, The Seattle Times)

White supremacy is not a black problem (Andray Domise, Hazlitt Magazine; Penguin Random House, Canada)

Why blacks see Dylann Roof as a terrorist and whites don't (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)


3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake (Dylan Matthews, Vox)

5 points on the fires at Southern black churches (Tierney Sneed, Talking Points Memo)

1970s | Reining in a racial slur in the Times (David W. Dunlap, The New York Times)

After Charleston massacre, poll says a majority of whites view Confederate flag as symbol of Southern pride (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

American Conservative Union leader defends Donald Trump: "He is not a racist" (Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post)

Ban everything, learn nothing: "The Dukes of Hazzard" is run off the road (Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast)

Beyond the flag (Jacqueline Thomsen, Slate)

Bikers intimidate flag burners in black neighborhood (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Black churches are burning & Fox News doesn't care (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

The black church is the real guardian of Christian America (Benjamin J. Dueholm, The Christian Century)

Black man arrested after admitting to posting racist signs outside black churches (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Black woman's "lynching" arrest sparks debate over controversial California law (Emmett Berg (Reuters), The Huffington Post)

Black women-owned businesses skyrocket by 322 percent in less than 20 years (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Can watching racist viral videos give you PTSD? (Linda Goler Blount, The Root)

The cast of "Amazing Grace" grapples with slavery (Michael Paulson, The New York Times)

Charleston, an anguished city, reckons with racial hatred as the nation mourns (Linda Stamato, NJ.com, New Jersey)

Church fires in the US are very common, but usually not arson or racially motivated (Associated Press, Fox News)

Civil Rights Act of 1964 anniversary: Federal law criminalizing racial discrimination of minorities excludes LGBT rights (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

The combined black workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter could fit on a single jumbo jet (Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones)

The Confederate flag: Heritage or hate? (Bill Andrews, Columbia Daily Herald, Tennessee)

The Confederate flag's big lie: How racists and segregationists made it their own (Lonn Taylor (Washington Spectator), Salon)

Did Caroline Small have to die? (Brad Schrade, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Driving while black, while not actually driving (Jabari Asim, WBUR, Boston)

The essentials for justice (Laura Finley, CounterPunch)

Exclusive: Extended interview with Bree Newsome, who climbed flagpole & took down SC Confederate flag (Video, Democracy Now)

Faith under fire: Black churches matter (Steve Benson, The Republic, Phoenix, Arizona)

Ferguson prosecutor accused of misconduct is still crusading against Ferguson arrestees (Mariah Stewart, Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

The fierce urgency of Nina Simone now (Syreeta McFadden, The Nation)

Five Cleveland police officers to face charges in deadly 2012 pursuit (James Queally, Los Angeles Times)

George Takei implies Clarence Thomas race traitor in defense of "blackface" comments (Victor Morton, The Washington Times)

George Takei should stop gaysplaining black history to Clarence Thomas (Sean Davis, The Federalist)

GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor (Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune)

How prevalent is church arson in the US? (Video, Elena Boffetta, BBC News)

How the Confederate flag and southern nationalism served both Democrats and Republicans alike (Joseph Crespino, Raw Story)

The inevitable (but predictable) backlash over #BlackLivesMatter (Danielle C. Belton, The Root)

"In the morning, I'll be all right" (Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Pacific Standard)

Is Confederate flag racist? Majority of Americans say no. (Kevin Truong, The Christian Science Monitor)

It's time for the black rights movement to finally embrace gay rights (Brandon Ellington Patterson, Mother Jones)

Jews for Racial Justice move the conversation about police brutality into white communities (Chris Crass, TruthOut)

KKK, Black Panthers asked to leave South Carolina (Video, Robert Kittle, WWLP, Springfield, Massachusetts)

Launch of book on New York's first black cop, Samuel Battle, draws Cuomo, Bratton, Dolan and more (Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman, Rachel Maresca, New York Daily News)

Letter of despair (Boganmeldelse, The Economist)

Looking "white" in the face (George Yancy, John D. Caputo, The New York Times)

Lost, but now found (The Economist)

Loving Day captures what it means to be multiracial in America (Boganmeldelse, Hope Wabuke, The Root)

Majority of Americans believe the Confederate battle flag symbolizes Southern pride, not racism (Scott Eric Kaufman, Salon)

Major media blackout of major black church burnings in the South? (Mark Allen, Chicago Now)

Mark Santow: America unworthy of black forgiveness (Mark Santow, Providence Journal, Rhode Island)

Minor: Both 1890 Constitution and flag should go (Bill Minor, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi)

My "colorblind" college campus is still racist. My white peers just don't see it (Jailyn Gladney, The Guardian)

News media lose trust but gain allies: Column (Ken Paulson, USA Today)

Obama channels Reverend Wright (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Obama just came out hard against the Washington football team's racist name (Edwin Rios, Mother Jones)

Our universities: The outrageous reality (Andrew Delbanco, The New York Review of Books)

Pasco police officers who shot Antonio Zambrano-Montes not questioned for months (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Perceptions of Confederate flag split along racial lines: poll (Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times)

Poll: 75 percent of Southern whites call Confederate flag symbol of pride. So do 11 percent of Southern blacks. (Peter Weber, The Week)

Poll: Fewer than 1 in 5 southern whites see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism (Casey Tolan, Fusion)

Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist (Video, Jennifer Agiesta, CNN)

Poll: Many still see Confederate flag as symbol of Southern pride (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

President Obama: Talk to black America, not at us (Donovan X. Ramsey, The New York Times)

Pride in Confederate treason: America goes stupid by the numbers (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

Private conflict, public disorder, and crime (Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard)

Racial "neighborhood gap" fuels social, economic inequality (Deidre Fulton, San Diego Free Press)

Rejection of flag exposes larger truths about the Confederacy (Radioindslag, All Things Considered, NPR)

The ridiculous misjudgment of black people who defend the Confederate flag (Monique John, Chicago Defender)

The serious consequences of treating black women like they're invisible (Zerlina Maxwell, Cosmopolitan)

Sex, slavery and the black body count - an interview with theologian Kelly Brown Douglas (Valerie Tarico, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies)

The state of hate and the impotency and consequences of fighting over the Confederate flag (Joel Dyer, Boulder Weekly, Colorado)

Tamir Rice's mother fires attorneys (Kerry Cardoza, Cleveland Sun Times)

These are the last remaining followers of African American spiritual leader Father Divine (Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post)

These disunited states (Colin Woodard, Politico)

This day in history: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Mae Bowen, The White House)

This just in: America still racist (Doris O'Brien, American Thinker)

This video shows black women sharing their "degrading" encounters with police (Video, Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Too soon for forgiveness in Charleston (Frank Harris III, Hartford Courant, Connecticut)

Watch: Descendant of Confederates on why there's "no honor" in their flag (Video, Occupy Democrats)

We need to pay attention to the burning of black churches (Norma Cook Everist, The Huffington Post)

What it means to be Southern (Chris Ladd, The Houston Chronicle)

What the Nina Simone Netflix documentary can teach us about today's young black artists (Jamilah King, Mic)

When I talk about race I feel like a phony: The problem of being white & talking about racism (Tim Suttle, Patheos)

The white ally playbook (Michael Skolnik, Mic)

Whites don't have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter (The Winston-Salem Chronicle, North Carolina)

Why another look at affirmative action? (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Why aren't more Republicans condemning Donald Trump (Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post)

Woman who removed Confederate flag in S.C. has no regrets (Video, CBS News)

Yes, there's a July 4 terror threat from the right (Dean Obeidallah, The Daily Beast)


6 black churches have burned in the South - here's what the media isn't showing you (Natasha Noman, Mic)

7 facts about how the KKK is operating in the United States today (Jon Levine, Mic)

16% of church fires are intentionally set, stats show (Video, Meghan Keneally, ABC News)

AME bishops challenge churches to continue to welcome strangers (Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

America still won't confront the demons of the Confederacy: Denying racism & ignoring inconvenient history (Sophia Tesfaye, Salon)

As Supreme Court protects fair housing, still miles to go on voting rights (Rev. L. Charles Stovall, The Huffington Post)

At majority-minority schools, Confederate names remain (Matthew Watkins, Mallory Busch, Annie Daniel, The Texas Tribune)

The best way is to follow the dignified example set by the families (Dwayne Green, Charleston City Paper)

Bill to combat police profiling sails through Oregon Senate (Jacy Marmaduke, The Oregonian)

Black churches are burning while the US declares victory over a flag (Kate Groetzinger, Quartz)

Black church fires raise fears; crime data suggest blazes are not unusual (Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

Black economic holocaust carried out by politicians, not lenders (Leder, Investor's Business Daily)

Black Marion firefighter files lawsuit following noose-tying incident (Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star)

The black ones too (Kevin Cooper, San Francisco Bay View)

Black women speak out about their experiences with police violence (Video, Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

The burdens of being black (Raymond S. Blanks, The Baltimore Sun)

The burning and re-burning of Mt. Zion church (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Can we all agree that the Confederate flag is racist? Apparently not, according to poll (Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

Can we safeguard the mental health of black children in a time of black trauma? (Gus T. Renegade, Atlanta Black Star)

The causes of black church fires resist easy explanations (Leah Libresco, FiveThirtyEight)

The Charleston massacre and the pervasive nature of white supremacy (Bri Little, The Flat Hat)

Christie says on "Today" show that he could help "bridge the racial divide" (Dustin Racioppi, NorthJersey.com)

Churches are burning (Beth Sherouse, Human Rights Campaign)

CIA lagging in recruiting, promoting minorities, study finds (Evan Perez, CNN)

Color blind: Outside Vermont, can Sanders talk race, immigration? (Kevin J. Kelley, Seven Days, Vermont)

Confederate flag backers confront Obama in Tennessee (Jordan Fabian, The Hill)

The Confederate flag is a racist symbol. Just ask the KKK. (Naomi Shavin, New Republic)

The Confederate flag isn’t just a symbol: Why America’s emblems of hate matter — and their disappearance should be celebrated (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

"A conversation with white people about race" (Video, Michèle Stephenson, Blair Foster, The New York Times)

Dallas doesn't quite get the Supreme Court on segregation. We can help. (Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer)

Death, race and irony in South Carolina (Phil Noble, savannahnow.com, Georgia)

A deeper look at hate groups in the U.S. and Kentucky (Jacob Ryan, WFPL, Louisville, Kentucky)

The deep roots of housing bias (Denton L. Watson, The Baltimore Sun)

Don't whitewash Charleston's troubled racial history (Adam Mendelsohn, The Jewish Chronicle, New Jersey)

The double standard in race based violence (Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur, The Huffington Post)

Dylann Roof's eerie tour of American slavery at its beginning, middle and end (Neely Tucker, Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

An end to colleges' racial discrimination in admissions? (Tiffany Bates, The Daily Signal)

Exclusive: Trouble brewing in South Carolina? Black Panthers plan rally to counter KKK (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

Fanning the flames of another black church arson hoax (Michelle Malkin, Town Hall)

"The fierce urgency of now" why social justice must be teachers' mission (Daniel Katz, The Huffington Post)

Finding the "Jamal" in Barack Obama's immediately famous eulogy (Whet Moser, Chicago Magazine)

Fires at black churches do not appear to be linked, racially motivated: ATF (Maggie Ybarra, The Washington Times)

Flags, flags everywhere (Gary Tischler, The Georgetowner, Washington DC)

Gary Younge: Farewell to America (Gary Younge, The Guardian)

Give police commissioner Bratton's reforms a chance (Leder, The New York Times)

Goldie Taylor on #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: "We deserve to know" (Goldie Taylor, Blue Nation Review)

Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people "gorillas" (Richard Nieva, CNet)

GOP can return to the "Party of Lincoln" (Bryan Renbaum, Baltimore Post-Examiner)

Hear two black woman detail profiling, violence by the NYPD (Video, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel)

Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage (Gerald Warner, Breitbart)

Honoring a symbol of sacrifice (Leder, The Washington Times)

How a long-dead white supremacist still threatens the future of Virginia's Indian tribes (Joe Heim, The Washington Post)

How I escaped becoming Dylann Roof (Timothy Parrish, The Daily Beast)

How sexism can help you understand racism (Joshua Adams, The Huffington Post)

Huckabee's claim that New York City shootings are up because of Mayor de Blasio's policy (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post)

I am white, and therefore, I am racist (Nicole Meoli Myles, Real Change)

If another South Carolina church fire wasn't arson, we should still take it seriously (Josephine B. Yurcaba, Bustle)

I'm a black Southerner who's seen racism all my life. Why do I stay silent? (Issac J. Bailey, Politico)

I'm a white guy who tested myself for implicit racial bias, and here's what happened (Chris Tognotti, Bustle)

In America's South, black church fires fan racial fears (Jason Szep, Lindsay Dunsmuir, Letitia Stein, Reuters)

In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters (Sara Bernard, Grist)

Instagram yanked Talib Kweli's photo thinking it was "hate speech" (JP Mangalindan, Mashable)

Investigation into fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes "lacks objectivity" (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Is anywhere safe? Finding psychological safety in a dangerous world (Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D., The Huffington Post)

It's impossible to lie about your race (Ann Morning, The Huffington Post)

It's my job to raise children who are not only not racist but actively anti-racist (Mandy Hitchcock, The Huffington Post)

It's not black folks' burden to forgive racist killers (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

The Justice Department's hidden race data (Robert VerBruggen, Real Clear Policy)

Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" video could be the wake up call the music industry needs (Gia Peppers, Essence)

The KKK understands exactly what the Confederate flag symbolizes: white power (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Loretta Lynch discusses civil rights during Triangle visit (Video, Tamara Gibbs, ABC11, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Map: Recent fires at African-American churches in the South (Moira Lavelle, PRI)

The media should devote LESS coverage to black church fires, not more (Alex Griswold, Mediaite)

Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution (David Eggert, Associated Press)

Mike Huckabee: Comparing LGBT rights with civil rights is "an insult to African-Americans" (Joanna Rothkopf, Salon)

Misty Copeland's mentor: The courageous black ballerina who defied racism (Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post)

Now that the cameras are gone, will blacks and whites remain unified? (K.J. Kearney, Charleston City Paper)

Obama administration rebuffs D.C.'s efforts to bring back the Redskins (Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post)

Obama sharpens his message on race (Mike Lillis, The Hill)

Obama to speak at NAACP convention (Dave Boyer, The Washington Times)

On white supremacy: 150 years and flag still flies high (Olivia Alperstein, Black Star News)

Op-ed: Racial hatred raising its ugly head across the South (Karen Graham, Digital Journal)

Percentage of new black officers hits 20-year low (Pervaiz Shallwani, The Wall Street Journal)

Petition seeks to remove slavery supporter's name from Yale college (Ed Stannard, New Haven Register, Connecticut)

Plantation tour guide reveals things white people want to deny about slavery (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Pop culture's Black Lives Matter moment couldn't come at a better time (Steven W Thrasher, The Guardian)

Prosecutor offers plea deal to 5 white Cleveland police supervisors after deaths of 2 blacks (Associated Press, Fox News)

Race and beyond: Confronting white privilege (Sam Fulwood III, Center for American Progress)

Racism in America and the fight between human spirit and human nature (Chris Spatola, The Hill)

Red, white and bloodstained: America's heritage of hate and original sin (Kyle Stevenson, The Huffington Post)

Red, white, black and blue: Toward a more truthful national narrative (Cynthia Kane, The Huffington Post)

Reading Claudia Rankine on race (Richard Falk, MWC News)

Reps.: Race relations haven't improved under Obama (Video, The Hill)

Republicans, take down that flag -- and stand up for voting rights (Michael Keegan, The Huffington Post)

"Richmond reoccupied by men who wore the gray" (Maurie McInnis, Slate)

S.C. NAACP plans July 4 protest ahead of Confederate flag vote in Statehouse (Tyler Pager, USA Today)

Several Southern black churches have caught fire. The latest one was once burned by the KKK. (Amy X. Wang, Slate)

Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980 (Drew DeSilver, Pew Research Center)

The shameful liberal exploitation of the Charleston massacre (Heather MacDonald, National Review)

The social construction of race (Brian Jones, Socialist Worker)

Social media explore two sides of white privilege with #TakeUsDown (Lisa Respers France, CNN)

Sorry, Donald Trump has a point (Rich Lowry, Politico)

South Carolina black church, once torched by KKK, burns again (Video, M. Alex Johnson, NBC News)

South Carolina church fire: Mt. Zion AME burns in Greeleyville (Video, Ben Brumfield, Sam Stringer, CNN)

South Carolina, I am not so forgiving... (Hermene Hartman, Chicago Now)

Southern Poverty Law Center calls for end to holidays honoring Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee (Mike Cason, al.com, Alabama)

A string of church arson? Now that's a stretch (Dan Gilmore, Patriot Post)

The surprising frequency of church arsons (Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post)

The surprising story of Walter White and the NAACP (Jennifer Latson, Time)

Taking down white supremacy (Alex Cacioppo, The Huffington Post)

Tamir Rice shooting: State Patrol to reconstruct incident that left 12-year-old Cleveland boy dead (ABC Cleveland)

This is why Americans have no idea what really happens in prisons (Raillan Brooks, The Huffington Post)

Thousands of black students attend schools honoring racist leaders (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

Time to furl the hijacked rebel battle flag (Lonn Taylor, Newsweek)

Twitter employs only 49 African Americans despite diversity pledges (Rupert Neate, The Guardian)

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die (Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

US police killings in 2015: inside the shocking numbers in 2 minutes - video (Video, Jamiles Lartey, Chris Phillips, The Guardian)

Want to be attractive to online daters? Be biracial. (Lauren Loftus, The Washington Post)

We Americans can't stop conversation about race (Dwight Lewis, The Tennessean)

"We have grown complacent about racially isolated schools" (James E. Ryan, Education Week)

What happened last time there was a spike in church fires (Daniel Rivero, Jorge Rivas, Fusion)

What Misty Copeland's ascension means for black girls (Renee Graham, The Boston Globe)

What's changed, and what hasn't, in the town that inspired "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Paul Theroux, Smithsonian)

When a Va. county closed its schools rather than admit black students (Boganmeldelse, Glenn Frankel, The Washington Post)

When we fully claim Black Lives Matter, we move closer to All Lives Matter (John A. Powell, The Huffington Post)

White people, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem (Karen Fleshman, The Huffington Post)

White support for the Confederate flag really is about racism, not Southern heritage (Spencer Piston, Logan Strother, The Washington Post)

Who in God's name could be burning black churches? (Carol Kuruvilla, Sebastian Murdock, Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

Who is burning America's black churches -- and why? (Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Huffington Post)

Who is burning black churches? Here's what we know (Phillip Jackson, The Root)

Why Bree Newsome is a true American patriot (Latoya Peterson, Fusion)

Why do black churches keep burning? (Allie Conti, Vice)

Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. (James W. Loewen, The Washington Post)

Why racists burn black churches (Sarah Kaplan, Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

Why "unconnected" church burnings can still be racist (Jack Jenkins, Think Progress)

Why we should keep reading "Gone with the Wind" (Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post)

Wickham: Charleston legacy fleeting unless police discrimination ends (DeWayne Wickham, USA Today)

Yamhill County sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man in confrontation in McMinnville (Rick Bella, The Oregonian)

Yet another black church fire frays already tender nerves (Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)