Civil Rights

Benjamin Ivry October 05, 2018
Karen J. Johnson focuses on the minority of white Catholics who felt that racial equality was a moral and religious, not merely political, issue.
John LaFarge, S.J. August 28, 2018
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. America editor John LaFarge, S.J., was there.
Donald Kerwin August 06, 2018
Attempting to end birthright citizenship would be disastrous for a nation whose success has turned on its ability to incorporate immigrants.
Olga Segura July 17, 2018
The Catholic Church has renewed efforts to fight racism in the U.S., but Black Lives Matter deserves credit for keeping our attention on racial justice.
Christopher R. Altieri July 02, 2018
Our love of America should not be blinkered or unmindful. We must face the failures to live up to our commitments squarely and without stint.
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela walk together on Feb. 11, 1990, upon his release from prison in Cape Town. Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81. (AP Photo)
Anthony Egan April 04, 2018
The “struggle era” in South Africa is ending.