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The 10 Most Embarrassing X-Files Episodes

To truly respect The X-Files, it seems only fair to remember — and then, hopefully, promptly forget — the bumps it faced on the way to greatness.

By Devon Maloney

Master of None and How We Talk About Race on TV

“When Asians get to be regular and mediocre and, you know, not the top student, that's when we’re finally getting into equality territory."

By Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller Seitz, E. Alex Jung and Mallika Rao

The Paradox of the First Black President

As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?

By Jennifer Senior

The Black Activists Who Helped Launch the Drug War

“According to the black silent majority, white liberals, from their privileged perch within the racial order, suffered from ideological vainglory and a class-based myopia.” 

By Jesse Singal