July

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Policing by skin color

Nearly 9 out of 10 people in New York City charged in marijuana arrests are Black or Latino, even though whites are the heaviest users of pot.

Sherrod, Obama, and the strength of roots

How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?

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My heroes in baseball oppose Arizona's immigration law

Latino players plan to boycott baseball's  all-star game if it occurs in Arizona.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."