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All eyes on the Latino vote

All eyes on the Latino vote

04/21/12 08:00PM

Latino voters wield swing-vote power in the 2012 presidential race, but which side will they choose? Libertad.org editor Israel Ortega, attorney Raul Reyes,... watch

To win, you need to put in the (home)work

To win, you need to put in the (home)work

04/21/12 05:20PM

This morning in #nerdland, we asked about how racial considerations might impact the re-election of President Obama. We were drawing on the research of Don Kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle, who found compelling evidence that the racial animus of white voters influenced the 2008 election outcome. In "The End of Race? Obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America," they argue that racial resentment is still a potent political force. We gave you an update on Trayvon Martin. This case is now in the courts and will work its way through the system. read more

Office Hours: Let's get rid of grades

Office Hours: Let's get rid of grades

04/20/12 08:23PM

The world would be a better place without grades. My opposition to assigning them grows to a near-religious fanaticism at this point in the semester, when my desk, kitchen counter and handbag are overflowing with students’ papers that must be graded. They call to me at night, those earnest words and eager political analyses from young people, awaiting my assessment.But not grading these mini-masterpieces would not lessen my workload. read more

Championing female athletes

Championing female athletes

04/20/12 08:00PM

The Melissa Harris-Perry panelists - including ESPN columnist Jemele Hill, Black Girls Run co-founder Ashley Hicks, and the first woman to run in the Boston... watch

Apology not accepted

Apology not accepted

04/20/12 08:00PM

In providing an update on the Trayvon Martin case, Melissa Harris-Perry takes a closer look at the gaps in the apology to Trayvon’s family given by his... watch

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