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How to Dismantle the 'New Jim Crow'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Public attitudes about mass incarceration are changing. But it will take a much deeper transformation to overturn this ...

Why I Marched on McDonald's
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Recently, I marched with McDonald’s workers from three dozen cities to the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. Recently, I marched with McDonald’s workers from th ...

The Criminality of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

The core problem is not the law, but its application in our racialized world. The Dunn mistrial and Zimmerman verdict are manifestations of a core spiritual lie that keeps us from seeing what is because we onl ...

Over 200 African American Clergy, Evangelical Leaders and Christian Scholars Denounce SB 2681
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News ACLU of Mississippi ...

COMMENTARY: Rallying the Troops with Self-Righteous Fury
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony morality would look like, here are two signs. If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony m ...

'Fighting Words' from the Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper More than 80 bills to restrict voter access were introduced in 2013. BACK IN THE day, when ...

Why We (Still) Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Beloved Community is not a utopian ideal. DURING THE unseasonably warm autumn of 1951, ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

A History Lesson for Herman Cain
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Dear Herman, On September 28, you actually called African-Americans "brainwashed" for their support of the Democratic Party. Dear Herman, On September 28, you ...

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

What Does it Mean to Have No African American Senators?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On November 2, the mid-term elections were held and the conversation the next day for many people I talked with was that there were no African-American senators. On November 2, th ...

What Rand Paul and I Have in Common
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homework.</p> I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homewor ...

Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally-2010/12041094_aXpkQ#855594020_q5SQY"></a>The issue of illegal immigration in the United S ...

From Fear to Fact: U.S. Citizen Arrested for 'Driving While Latino' in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Certain moments in our nation's history have consistently opened the door for the least civil voices to enact evil through civil policy: think the institution of race-based U.S. slavery, the In ...

Health Care, Race, and the Role of Government
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical. I was recently talking with a European-American f ...

Stand for Freedom in Iran: 'Enough is Enough!'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>The following is a message delivered at the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally that took place yesterday at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.</em></p> ...

Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation. ...