Racial Justice

Racial justice is the term for all efforts to create equitable institutional treatment and equal opportunity for people of color and to confront the systemic racial discrimination that prevents this. Working on all levels of society—political, educational, judicial, economic, business, religious, and social—racial justice focuses on proactive policies, practices, and attitudes that readjust opportunities, power distribution, and resources equitably to all members of society, regardless of ethnicity. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

America’s Moral Malady

The nation’s problem isn’t that we don’t have enough money. It’s that we don’t have the moral capacity to face what ails society.

The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.

William Barber Takes on Poverty and Race in the Age of Trump

After the success of the Moral Monday protests, the pastor is attempting to revive Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s final—and most radical—campaign.

A Report from Occupied Territory

Negroes have always held, the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. No remote provision has yet been made to absorb this labor surplus.

Nelson Mandela – Nobel Lecture

We speak here of the challenge of the dichotomies of war and peace, violence and non-violence, racism and human dignity, oppression and repression and liberty and human rights, poverty and freedom from want.

American Democracy Cannot Breathe

Yes, we must radically transform policing in America. But we cannot stop there. We must transform the pervasive systems of economic and carceral injustice that are choking our common life.

Serena Williams: How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap

Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.

Serena Williams and (the Perception of) Violence: Intersectionality, the Performance of Blackness, and Women’s Professional Tennis

Using intersectionality as an interpretive framework, we aim to show how Serena fits within the social structure of tennis which was created within the white, upper-class social milieu.

Rev. William Barber Builds a Moral Movement

“This moment requires us to push into the national consciousness, but not from the top down, but from the bottom up.”

Billie Jean King: The First Female Athlete-Activist

Billie Jean King isn’t interested in being a legend — she’s interested in succession. Her latest memoir follows two previous efforts to sum up her extraordinary career — one spent as a former No.