January/ February 2013
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Deserving of neither blanket condemnation nor blind exultation, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was a brave compromise.
How the ideology of white supremacy undermined the South's own war effort.
The tumultuous decade that followed the Civil War failed to enshrine black voting and civil rights, and instead paved the way for more than a century of entrenched racial injustice.
The unfulfilled dream of "forty acres and a mule."
The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.
One hundred years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation proclamation, Martin Luther King Jr. tried unsuccessfully to get President John F. Kennedy to issue a second one. That failure changed the course of history.
How racial prejudice in America has changed in the last sixty years.
White, black, or brown, we'd all live longer in a more equal, less status-driven society.
Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth than whites at the same income level? The answer is in real estate and history.
How to make homeownership a safe bet for minority borrowers.
Even if every convict were rightly sentenced, America's vast, racially skewed incarceration system would still be morally indefensible.
African Americans suffer from high rates of incarceration and crime. Here's how to drastically reduce both.
What it means that family breakdown is now biracial.
Want to help minority college students? Make the entire higher education system more accountable.
The greatest impediment to achieving racial equality is the narcotic belief that we already have.
Three Generations of African-American politicians.
Shirley Sherrod's Ongoing Battle for Racial Cooperation in Georgia.
If you think Obama hasn't delivered for African Americans, take a closer look at his record.
Why Eisenhower distrusted, but needed, Nixon
In Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus applied all the lessons learned in Afghanistan—except for the one that mattered most.
Why some conservatives are warming to socioeconomic school integration.
How disaster relief justifies the welfare state.
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