The president described the deceased soul legend first as a person who “worked for me,” a telling remark in his ongoing disparagement of black women.
The soul singer was an architect of the civil-rights movement as much as a witness to it.
The city’s fraught racial history is a perfect parallel for the ways that white supremacy actually shapes spaces and could change the country.
New documents reveal how Trump's election-integrity commission engaged in a political, self-promotional battle against noncitizen voting—without ever establishing that it happens.
The newest estimate based on administrative data suggests over 1,100 people were killed by the 2017 storm and its fallout.
Contrary to what the president says, you don’t need ID to buy food. Lots of people don’t need ID for anything at all.
From cybersecurity issues to administrative problems to a legal drama over a possible citizenship question, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the decennial head count.
In his most important speech since leaving office, the former president outlined a grand global theory of liberalism—one that can’t get past the ethnonationalist roadblock in its way.
A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute shows that black and Hispanic citizens are more likely than whites to face barriers at the polls—and to fear the future erosion of their basic political rights.
The Justice Department’s investigation of the country’s most infamous lynching case won't implicate a society full of accomplices.
The absurdism of the filmmaker Boots Riley functions as a doubled critique of modern hyper-capitalism, and of American fatalism.
In the five years since the landmark decision, the Supreme Court has set the stage for a new era of white hegemony.
Saturday’s march against family separation grew into a much broader appeal for moral high ground.
A federal court’s decision to vacate newly-implemented restrictions on the state program challenges the GOP strategy across the country.
A fight over a report from the United Nations on the American poor further reveals the administration’s aversion toward welfare and public-assistance programs.
Attacks on incivility are rooted more in preserving the status quo than in addressing ongoing harms and violence.
The justice’s retirement from the bench will almost certainly mean a retrenchment of federal enforcement in voting rights and affirmative action, and less chance for meaningful criminal-justice reform.
Beneath the constant contradictions and reversals, the administration has a single through line: Its policies always serve to dehumanize those deemed not to belong.
The holiday celebrates the emancipation of American slaves—and a citizenship that has never quite been fully granted.
Two decisions from the Supreme Court indicate that arguments against politically biased legislative maps still haven’t figured out how to get the attention of the justices.