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Vox's home for coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for racial justice in America.

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Justice Alito is mad that George W. Bush was too woke

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The Grammys’ Beyoncé snubs speak to a deeper problem

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The Supreme Court weighs whether to end affirmative action at West Point

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Democrats get surprisingly good news from America’s Trumpiest court

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The high stakes in a new Supreme Court showdown over gerrymandering

The Supreme Court argues about how to make a terrible civil rights case go away

Was The Blind Side’s white savior narrative built on a lie?

On Hulu’s The Other Black Girl, the hair is the point

Police fatally shot a pregnant Black woman in Ohio. The calls for accountability are growing.

Vivek Ramaswamy and the lie of the “model minority”

White supremacy is at the heart of the Jacksonville shooting

Megan Thee Stallion, Me Too, and hip-hop’s cycle of misogynoir

How a Mississippi case of police brutality emphasizes the need for more accountability

How Alabama could get away with defying the Supreme Court

Affirmative action for white college applicants is still here

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The importance of staying angry at the Supreme Court

The way to beat a partisan Supreme Court is to hold a grudge against it for a really long time.

France’s protests over a police killing, briefly explained

The SCOTUS decision on affirmative action in colleges, explained

The 50-year culture war over affirmative action may be coming to an end

The monstrous arrogance of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

America’s Trumpiest court comes for the First Amendment right to protest

How to deal with racial trauma, according to Black experts

Discrimination everywhere

Juneteenth, explained

The systemic issues revealed by Jordan Neely’s killing, explained

What’s behind Black women’s excessive rate of fibroids?

We need to rethink discipline in schools

How cars fuel racial inequality

Discrimination isn’t just infuriating. It steals Black people’s time.

A racist society is detrimental to your health 

Tim Scott’s unwavering optimism about racism in America

Florida is too dangerous to visit, civil rights groups warn

The blatant discrimination of Ron DeSantis’s anti-China housing law

A new Supreme Court case threatens to make gerrymandering even worse

The horror of Ralph Yarl’s shooting

Why we should run elite college admissions like a lottery

The Broadway musical getting protested by neo-Nazis

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What’s the future of Black horror?

Cars transformed America. They also made people more vulnerable to the police.

Ordinary Black lives should be remembered, too 

The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, explained

How crypto failed Black investors

This Penn professor has been offending minorities for years. Will tenure save her?

Buffalo, seven weeks after the massacre

The controversy over AP African American studies, explained

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