Racial Discrimination

A New Attack on a Symbol of Racial Integration in Mississippi

Someone hung a noose around the neck of a James Meredith statue, prompting some soul-searching at the University of Mississippi.

The Most Damning Passages in the New York Stop and Frisk Ruling

The numbers are bad. But these recorded quotes from department leaders really get at the heart of the problem.

Is Racial Profiling Institutional at the NYPD?

New evidence from the stop-and-frisk lawsuit.

Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

Could Changes to Early Voting Rules Hurt Urban Voters?

When it comes to early voting, some states say one size fits all -- and urban counties cry foul.