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Race Culture Action

900 Alice St, Suite 400

Oakland, CA  94605

Phone: (510) 653-3415



ISSN: 1098-3503 Founded: 1998 Issues per year: 6 Copy Price: $4.95 Subscription (Individuals): $24 Subscription (Libraries): $48

Publisher’s Description: In 1903, W.E.B. DuBois wrote, "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." In the 21st century, the color lines are still drawn. That's why we started ColorLines.

We bring together the leading thinkers and organizers of color and the leading writers on race to speak on the issues, the organizing, the arts, the ideas of our time.

ColorLines is the first national, multi-racial magazine devoted to covering the politics and creations of communities of color.

Our Mission:

  • We are a platform for challenging points-of-view.
  • We read in between the lines. We question the lines. We cross the lines.
  • America has been having a one-sided conversation-- a half truth. We want to change that conversation ... And to start new ones.
  • America whispers race, haltingly. ColorLines talks race, loudly.
  • Hate crimes. Poverty. Workfare. Environmental Justice. Immigration. Sovereignty and self-determination. Interracial unity. Affirmative action. Segregation. The prison/industrial complex. Queers of color. Reproductive rights. Bilingual education. Labor organizing. Campaign spending. Corporate welfare. Consumer racism. Ebonics. University admissions. Post-Colonialism. Biracialism. Brutality and violence. Sports. Geopolitics. Identity. Strategy.
  • The issues that matter. Because ColorLines is about exposing popular lies, and revealing hidden truths.