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The Latest Action Stories in Racial Justice
by Stacia L. Brown on July 19 2013, 12:18PM
Colorlines received overwhelming feedback to yesterday’s live chat discussing how to find true Justice for Trayvon Martin through long-term activism.
by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 7:56AM
Sadly, violence against LGBT people has made grim headlines lately. But there’s nothing new in the trend, and people working with transgender communities of color in particular have developed strategies for dealing with it.
by Eric Mann on June 10 2013, 7:00AM
It’s not Trayvon Martin. And it’s not only Zimmerman. It’s a system that sanctioned the killing of an unarmed black man.
by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:47PM
On Tuesday afternoon dozens of activists gathered in front of the New York Times building urging the newspaper to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.
by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM
Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.
by Julianne Hing on February 1 2013, 9:27AM
We’re entering into the biggest discussion we’ve had about immigration in generations. Elected officials and lobbyists can’t be the only people to speak up.
by Channing Kennedy on December 31 2012, 9:31AM
We cracked open the Facing Race vaults to share another Junot Diaz video. Call it a New Year’s gift for your brain, from us!
Topics: Facing Race 2012
by Jamilah King on December 28 2012, 9:09AM
Wrestling with systemic problems means also making personal changes, big and small. Here’s a few of our own efforts for 2013.