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Facing racial profiling

by Michelle Chen on June 30 2009, 9:28PM

Civil liberties advocates told the United Nations today that racial profiling continues to tear away at the social fabric of American communities. In a report to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the ACLU and Rights…

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

Did they act alone? The media and the “extremists”

by Michelle Chen on June 10 2009, 3:59PM

Details are trickling in about the suspect behind the shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum today. James Von Brunn, an elder of the white supremacist movement, renowned for prolific spew about Jews, Barack Obama, America as a “third-world racial…

Topics: Media, National Security

Framing terror

by Michelle Chen on May 28 2009, 3:41AM

The White House has made a point of retiring the “war on terror,” as a term of art, but this past week has proven that the tropes underlying that phrase have a long half life: the “terrorists” are everywhere…

Topics: National Security