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Racial Justice

Joining Forces to Win

Ana María Archila | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ana María Archila

The most successful community campaigns present a new vision for change, a creativity and fearlessness to promote policies many have thought unachievable, as well as a canny understanding of how to navigate local political forces.

But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

One of the greatest victories of right-wing extremists has been to push immigration reform advocates to adopt right-wing talking points. As such the entire immigration reform debate is framed along the binary of good immigrant and bad immigrants.

Building a Racial Justice Movement

Rinku Sen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Rinku Sen

We cannot solve a problem that no one is willing to name, and the biggest obstacle facing Americans today is that, in the main, we don't want to talk about race, much less about racism.

WATCH LIVE: March on Washington 50th Anniversary Video Stream

Ben Wikler | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Ben Wikler

Can't make it to DC today? We're streaming live from an awesome spot on Radio Row at the March on Washington, powered by We Act Radio and MoveOn.org, ...

50 Years Later: Whither The Moral Arc Of The Universe?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The anniversary of the March on Washington comes at a time when it is hard to feel that the universe is continuing to bend towards justice -- especially for African Americans.

Reclaiming the Narrative About Race

Michael Wenger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Wenger

In his powerful and deeply personal reaction to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, President Obama sought to reclaim the narrative about race. Yet, less than two weeks after his remarks, issues of racial injustice seem once again to be fading in the rear view mirror.

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article. Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series The outcome of last Sunday's e...

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People's Grocery in Oakland, California

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 21 of the Harvesting Justice seriesDeepa Panchang co-authored this article. The neighborhood of West Oakland in...

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Young People Standing Our Ground to End 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Joy Lawson | Posted 07.17.2013 | College
Joy Lawson

In many ways, the momentum gathering now is drawing connections between a single trial and a system of justice that is, by and large, failing communities of color.

Zimmerman Verdict Is a Clarion Call for the Nation to Grapple With Racial Injustice

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

The movement must not stop with this verdict but continue on not only until each and every young man of color in America can walk the streets in any of our nation's neighborhoods unafraid, knowing not only that he is safe, but also that as a nation we no longer tolerate the unfairness facing them but will ensure opportunities to thrive.

Why the Hunt for Assata Shakur Matters

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said at a news conference Thursday that the case was "an open wound" for troopers in New Jersey and around the country. Yet the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself

LGBTQ Equality and Justice Beyond Marriage

Ashe McGovern | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Ashe McGovern

In debating what justice and equality for LGBTQ communities looks like, how historic this moment is, and what other historic accomplishments are yet to be had, it's important for us to consciously support all types of relationships (married or not) and all forms of justice.

Why the Fights for Racial Justice and LGBT Equality Are Inseparable

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

As a woman of color, I am always frightened when I see a group being singled out for restricted rights. In this pivotal moment in our country's history, we must stand on the side of compassion and equality.

Oak Creek Massacre: Before a Vote, We Deserve Representation

Amit S. Bagga | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Amit S. Bagga

Our identities as Americans will not be given legitimacy -- or quite literally, airtime -- and we will thus continue to remain faceless victims of yet another tragedy chalked up only to gun violence and not also to hatred and ignorance.

A Vote for American Ideals

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

The continuing Presidency of Barack Obama serves to reinforce the legitimacy of all of us as Americans -- regardless of our class, gender, ethnic origin, skin tone, sexual orientation, or religion.

The Day After the Elections, Or: Woody Guthrie's Country

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

When November 7 rolls around, I'll recall -- and I hope you will, too -- that democracy is partially safeguarded (or not) by what we do in those little voting booths, but even more so what we do the other 364 days of the year.

Sarah Bufkin

NC Landmark Racial Justice Law Faces First Test After GOP Almost Repealed Statute Entirely

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following eight days of highly-charged hearings that highlighted the still-problematic role that race plays in North Carolina's criminal...

Got Solutions? Beyond Denial and Toward Transformation (Part 2)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

What I have in mind is an end to the war on drugs, the war on women, and the war on the poor; or maybe a program that actually works to address poverty and homelessness.

Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Immigration Law Could Still Lead to Racial Profiling

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

In permitting Arizona to keep its "show me your papers" directive, the justices have opened the door to enshrining racial profiling as the law of the land.

MLK, Trayvon And Jesus

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

what do Trayvon Martin, Dr. King and Jesus have in common? They were all killed in the midst of a political climate that justified fear and legalized hate.

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Dr. King's 'Dream' Denied to Millions

Daniel Medina | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Medina

With stubbornly high unemployment, a failing education system and mounting federal debt, has Dr. King's dream truly been realized in 2012?

MLK and the GOP Candidates: An Arc That Breaks

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Martin Luther King Jr. said "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." For too many of the presidential candidates, the arc is broken.

Acknowledging Difference, Not Defeat: A Racial Justice Perspective on the Medicaid Debate

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Nisha Agarwal

From our perspective, the debate about Medicaid is less about left-and-right and more about black and white.