He's certainly made it an issue. But progressives are divided on whether his gubernatorial bid could harm the Working Families Party.
Voters were looking for something new when they elected Michael Peroutka to run as a Republican for a seat on Maryland's Anne Arundel County Council. What they got was something very old—like ante bellum kind of old.
North Carolina is closing college polling places. Texas has a forbidding ID law. Ohio curtailed early voting. For African-American students, the obstacles are mounting.
The country is stuck but it is not stationary. Some things are changing—just not at the federal level.
The 'are you black enough?' question is perilously close to the racist one-drop rule of yore—whether called by blacks or whites.
Evidence suggests that a significant part of the turnout problem is voting barriers.
On Tuesday, a Republican-appointed judge ruled that tens of thousands of new voter registrations—for mostly black and Latino voters—need not be processed before the November 4 election.
United States policy on the disputed city is illogical—for pragmatic reasons. SCOTUS shouldn't interfere.
While these ballot measures—calling for an increase in the minimum wage and for the state to accept federal funding to expand its Medicaid program—are non-binding, organizers hope that the results will reveal a clear preference of the electorate for both.
It's not just North Carolina.
Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.
He's getting it from the left and the right. How much does he deserve?
For many students attending schools in East and West Coast states, the legislative efforts to restrict abortion access commonly found in red states can seem quite distant from their own daily gender struggles.
A speech by feminist Anita Sarkeesian was canceled by Utah State University because, even under the threat of a massacre, the state demands that guns cannot be prohibited in public spaces.
Chart: Values of Homes Owned by African Americans Take Outsized Hit Compared to Those Owned by WhitesOct 20, 2014
Between 2010 and 2013, inflation-adjusted median home values fell by 4.6 percent for white households and 18.4 percent for African American households.