March 9, 2015 -
Viola Liuzzo died for her convictions in the 1960s freedom movement, and is the only white woman honored on the Civil Rights Memorial. But few know her story -- and why authorities conspired to keep her from being known as a hero.
January 15, 2015 -
The Bible instructs us to "love the stranger," but migrants probably won't be feeling much love this year in Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant is up for re-election, and he has built his political career in part on demonizing undocumented migrant workers.
December 5, 2014 -
The August hanging death of a black teen in a small North Carolina town was quickly ruled a suicide, but the conclusion is being challenged by the victim's family and an independent pathologist hired by the N.C. NAACP. The incident is the latest in a disturbing series of hangings of black men that have some wondering whether lynchings have continued into the post-civil rights era.
December 2, 2014 -
Edward Baptist's rigorously researched book interweaves economic analysis of the slave trade and the production that came from it with heartbreaking stories of the lives and suffering of the people who were enslaved.
November 19, 2014 -
A national conference for racial justice advocates held in Dallas last week considered how changing racial demographics present both opportunities and challenges for advancing racial justice in the country and in the South.
October 10, 2014 -
A weekend of protest actions against police violence in the St. Louis suburb will culminate in civil disobedience modeled after protests that began in North Carolina against the state legislature's extremist policies.
October 1, 2014 -
"Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence" from CounterPunch Books examines race, violence and resistance through contributions from prominent writers and thinkers including Cornel West, Patricia Williams, bell hooks, and Facing South's own Chris Kromm. Its release comes as protests continue over the shooting of yet another unarmed African-American teen, this time by police in Missouri.
April 17, 2014 -
A new study sheds light on how the color of your skin influences the quality of the air you breathe. And while the South ranks relatively high for environmental inequality, it turns out that it's among the regions with the least disparity between whites and nonwhites when it comes to lung-damaging air pollution exposure.