Civil Rights

A Steady Force for America’s Redemption

I met this American hero in 1995. If anything, he was even more impressive up close than from a distance. 

By Sean Wilentz

Imagining a New New Deal

More government intervention will mean more freedom, not less—but only if progressives focus directly on issues of power and equity.

By K. Sabeel Rahman

Reconstructing Democracy

Might the Trump presidency be propeling us toward a Third Reconstruction?

By K. Sabeel Rahman

Affirmative Action and the Burden of Argument

Some lessons to draw from a scholar of Black Lives Matter, as Trump's Justice Department goes after affirmative action.

By Nathan Pippenger

How Bad Will Trump Be for Civil Rights?

Decades of “door-closing” have restricted citizens’ ability to protect their rights through the legal system. A new piece in The American Prospect shows just how bad it could get.

By Nathan Pippenger