12 Angry Men


Trump has dived deep into the septic tank before. But, folks, this is truly a new low. Read more

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Jimmy Emerson

One of the most segregated cities in the United States takes on racism as a health issue. Read more


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White House photo by Pete Souza

“Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you.” Read more

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The problem is exacerbated by the number of racially segregated charter schools in the state. Read more

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The new law is already having a chilling effect on voting rights groups’ work to register voters in underrepresented communities. Read more

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Grass is Greener

The marijuana industry is blossoming, along with multiple challenges to correcting decades of injustice around the plant. Read more



Gordon Lew

The ripple effects of racially biased school discipline practices are traumatic for black families, including one I work with in Louisiana. Read more

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Jet Lowe

As they prepare for inauguration, an eager freshman class of alderpersons tackle the city’s escalating crisis. Read more



USAF / Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland

The administration is moving to cut public access to information on how, and to whom, banks loan money. Read more


Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention? Read more

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Marc Nozell

Mayor Pete has written of his faith in “data-driven management.” But is that what it takes to be a good mayor, let alone a good President? Read more


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The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable. Read more


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Lorie Shaull

If you haven’t listened to Ilhan Omar’s full speech, here’s what you need to know. Read more

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I braced for the stock situations common in inner city dramas: crooked cops, infighting amongst gangs, murders, and revenge. I found something else. Read more


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Pete Souza, White House

The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to “prior problem behavior.” Read more

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Wealthy parents have been arrested for lavishing millions on a college admissions scam. But inequality in school funding is baked into our system. Read more

Public School Shakedown

While most of society will publicly denounce what certain parents did to get their already privileged children into elite institutions, it is in important ways nothing new. Read more


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2020 DNC to be held at a crossroads of racism, working class rage, and socialism. Read more

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Black women face major barriers to entry in news media. Read more


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Daniel X. O’Neil

Cook County Illinois’s public defender describes her work providing “a voice for the voiceless.” Read more