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Race

  1. the discourse
    How Anti-Racist Is Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism?His approach to fighting racism contains glaring inconsistencies and contradictions that might undermine his own project.
  2. capitol insurrection
    ‘It Was No Accident’Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on surviving the siege.
  3. power
    Only One Officer Was Charged in Breonna Taylor’s KillingA member of the grand jury claims they were never given the option to indict the other two officers.
  4. wtf
    There’s a New Rachel DolezalJessica Krug has stepped down from her job as an associate history professor after admitting that she pretended to be Black.
  5. vision 2020
    Why Nobody Can Prevent the All-White Debate StageThere’s no formula for adding nonwhite candidates to debates that won’t add more white candidates as well, reversing the winnowing of the nonviable.
  6. who were the 2010s?
    Ta-Nehisi Coates on What Changed in the ‘Obama Decade’ — and What Didn’tTalking reparations, Kaepernick, and the first black president with the writer who may be the definitive chronicler of racial politics in the 2010s.
  7. segregation
    Should NYC Ax Gifted Programs to Integrate Its Schools?The plan from de Blasio’s advisers is good policy, but dicey politics because socioeconomic segregation is quite popular with affluent voters.
  8. 1619 project
    The ‘1619 Project’ Isn’t Anti-American — It’s Anti-White Identity PoliticsThe centrality of slavery to the American story is only threatening to one’s national identity if one chooses to identify as white.
  9. race
    The Black Art of Escape: A New Vision for Black Americans400 years have passed since the birth of a new people. Where do we go from here?
  10. race
    Kamala Harris Ends the Era of Coddling Joe Biden on RaceOver the years, Joe Biden has benefited from black candidates feeling compelled to take a conciliatory pose when confronted by racism. No more.
  11. vision 2020
    The Tyranny of the Unwoke White Swing VoterThe fate of our republic lies with the 10 percent of white working-class voters who still haven’t decided which team they’re on.
  12. justice
    Bryan Stevenson on His ‘Not Entirely Rational’ Quest for JusticeThe attorney and activist on how America’s racial sins live on in our criminal justice system — and his belief that a transformation is possible.
  13. vision 2020
    Democrats Think Older White Man Is Best Bet to Beat TrumpBiden and Sanders’s strong position in early 2020 polls is likely related to perceptions that, based on 2016, candidate diversity may be too risky.
  14. obits
    Thad Cochran Was a Vestige of a Non-Racist Southern GOPThe late senator was one of the last representatives of a southern Republicanism that pre-dated the region’s racial realignment.
  15. education
    Robert Smith’s Morehouse Gift Is More Generous Than His VisionThe billionaire’s donation of $40 million to pay off the debt of Morehouse grads was a noble act of charity. But charity is not justice.
  16. racism
    In the Trump Era, Political Incorrectness on the RiseRacists appear to feel liberated to express themselves freely these days, and the partisan gap in racial perceptions has become very large.
  17. vision 2020
    Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?Joe Biden has the worst record on racial justice of any likely Democratic primary candidate. He is also the most popular among black voters.
  18. health care
    Why Every Black Woman Deserves a DoulaNew York’s plan to make sure every woman has access to a doula, like I did, is a good idea. But will it work?
  19. racism
    Rashida Tlaib Said Mark Meadows’s Behavior Was Racist. She Didn’t Go Far Enough.Meadows is clearly not a credible arbiter of what is or is not racist, but when he took offense, colleagues felt compelled to coddle and reassure him.
  20. ralph northam
    Virginia First Lady Aggravates Northam’s Saga With Handling of Slavery HistoryPam Northam’s racial insensitivity mistake wasn’t that egregious, but it came at a time when her husband really needed to play error-free ball.
  21. conservatism
    Black Conservatives Don’t Need to Be Brainwashed to Be WrongYoung black conservatives face insults from their peers that they are “traitors,” or “brainwashed.” Really, they’re just wrong.
  22. politics
    Clemson Football’s Black Players Mostly Skipped Trump’s ‘Hamberder’ DinnerAlmost 75% of Clemson football’s black players did not attend the White House dinner, reportedly citing the president’s racism as reason to pass.
  23. race
    Surprise: Black Voters Still Don’t Like Donald TrumpTrump’s claim he would get 95 percent of the black vote in 2020 is looking like absolutely the polar opposite of reality.
  24. politics
    Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White VotersPoliticians who aren’t willing to alienate racists will end up pandering to them.
  25. race
    Ron DeSantis’s Lies Tying Andrew Gillum to Crime Have a Long HistoryThe Florida governor’s race has become a showcase for age-old myths about blackness and crime.
  26. race
    White Americans Got Affirmative Action First. Now Many of Them Want It Gone.A lawsuit filed by Asian-American applicants against Harvard is revealing uncomfortable truths about the history of racial advantage in the U.S.
  27. race
    Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Was Never Really the PointThe senator and presidential hopeful probably didn’t convince Trump or her critics — but she did validate damaging conservative narratives about race.
  28. elizabeth warren
    Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Indicating Native American AncestryThe 2020 hopeful probably has a Native American ancestor — and definitely gained no professional benefit from that fact.
  29. charlottesville protests
    Study: 24 Million White Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What’s That Mean?A new study suggests that 12 percent of white Americans pass a test for adherence to white identity politics. That’s a lot of people.
  30. Patricia Okoumou and the Dual Threat to Black ImmigrantsHer Statue of Liberty protest reminded the country that corrosive immigration laws have an effect on black communities, too.
  31. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  32. More Than Half of Russian Facebook Ads Focused on RaceRace was the Russian operation’s go-to wedge when it tried to divide Americans before and after the 2016 election.
  33. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  34. DI Politics Chat: What Do We Forget About MLK?Four Daily Intelligencer staffers discuss the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and what gets left out of the public memory of him.
  35. 50 Years After His Death, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical DreamMartin Luther King Jr. dreamed of an America that would judge all of its people worthy of guaranteed housing, health care, and employment.
  36. How We Can Get a More Equal UnionFifty years since the Kerner Commission’s landmark study of racial inequality, we face similar problems. The issue lies in how we talk about equality.
  37. National Geographic Replaces Racist Fictions With Post-racial FantasiesNatGeo wants to start a conversation on race, but its opening statement seems more like an end than a beginning.
  38. the body politic
    How Can Democrats Connect ‘Identity Politics’ to Economics?By talking about gender and race more, not less.
  39. Democrats Are Changing Their Minds About RaceNew data suggests that Black Lives Matter and the Dreamers have made Democrats more progressive.
  40. The White and Black Murder Rates Are Both Rising, But for Different ReasonsA prominent criminologist believes in the “Ferguson effect” — just not the one you’ve probably heard of.
  41. The Creators of the Implicit Association Test Should Get Their Story StraightThey keep changing their minds about whether or not their Über-popular psychological test can actually predict racist behavior.
  42. race
    Whiteness Doesn’t Cause Mass ShootingsIt’s a compelling-seeming and click-worthy argument, but it’s also a glib and pernicious one that progressives should steer clear of.
  43. It’s All About Turnout: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Rev Up Their BasesIn a contest with huge implications for 2018, it’s coming down the stretch to a battle of turnout operations.
  44. Race-Baiting 2017 GOP Campaigns Could Infect the 2018 ElectionsThe racist campaigns the GOP is running in Virginia and New Jersey could spread everywhere next year.
  45. Democrat Doug Jones Has a Slim — But Real — Chance of Upsetting Roy MooreIt will depend on convincing Alabamians that Moore will embarrass their state.
  46. A Brief Note on the Alabama Senate Race and an Old Children’s SongRoy Moore says something outrageous every other minute. But his allusion to a beloved children’s song about racial unity wasn’t an example.
  47. political violence
    The Careful, Pragmatic Case Against Punching Nazis“Punch Nazis” may be a satisfying catchphrase, but progressives should think through what it would mean to fully embrace it.
  48. After Ossoff Defeat, Georgia Democrats Are Looking for Some AnswersShould Democrats in places like Georgia keep trying to rebuild white support? Or should they focus on minority mobilization? The debate goes on.
  49. the new far right
    Fourteen Scholars Discuss the Roots of the Trump Movement and Reactionary RageMichael Eric Dyson, Leon Wieseltier, and 12 other thinkers discuss the reactionary surge and the rise of the alt-right.
  50. the national interest
    Trump Is Failing at Policy, But Winning His Race WarsHis message of tribalism is his most successful and dangerous accomplishment.
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