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  1. the national interest
    Trump Is Failing at Policy, But Winning His Race WarsHis message of tribalism is his most successful and dangerous accomplishment.
  2. The Fear of a White ‘Black Bush’Why Dave Chappelle’s sketch applies to the real-life Donald Trump.
  3. Watch: A Powerful Tribute to the Victims of Racial LynchingsThe organization collects soil from lynching sites to acknowledge the horrors of racial injustice.
  4. brooklyn
    Guilty White Liberals Are Purchasing Racial IndulgencesFor $25 to $100 a month, the Safety Pin Box will tell you what you can do about your privilege, without causing you any real material discomfort.
  5. race
    Why the Liberal Infighting Over ‘Coddling’ Racists MattersStigma and shaming can be effective ways to get people to do what you want, but they’re pretty complicated tools to wield.
  6. Racially Polarized Voting Is Getting Extreme in the SouthIn just the last decade, Southern white voters have trended Republican in a profound way that makes racial gerrymandering easier.
  7. anti-semitism
    How Scared Should American Jews Be Right Now? Two Jews Kibitz“Obviously, narrowing the definition of Americanness is a threatening thing for Jews.”
  8. politics
    Rebecca Carroll and Van Jones Talk Race and the RaceIs bigotry a parking ticket or a capital offense?
  9. My 17-Year-Old Self on David Brooks on Colin Kaepernick“I like how he addressed it to us, the black delegation. Like we have been out here, waiting on Brooks for guidance.”
  10. Colin Kaepernick and Protest As a Leap of FaithThe risks of protesting the national anthem.
  11. select all
    Black Social-Media Users See Discussion of Race Far More Than White Users DoWhat black and white users see in their feeds is often very different.
  12. Do Black Votes Matter to the GOP?Republicans once thought they’d do better with African-American voters in 2016 with Obama off the ballot. Then came Trump.
  13. Study Finds Racial Bias in Police Use of Force — But Not in ShootingsDuring encounters with police, African-Americans are more likely than whites to be touched, pushed, and pepper-sprayed — but they’re no more likely to be shot, a Harvard study finds.
  14. race
    What to Do When They Don’t Want You to ExistMinorities are fighting for their lives.
  15. roundup
    Muhammad Ali’s Declaration of IndependenceLooking at how many are remembering Ali, it’s clear that America badly needed one.
  16. O’Reilly Asks Trump About ‘Ill-Educated’ BlacksAmerica’s foremost advocate for African-Americans asks what Trump will do for all the black people who are too stupid to have jobs.
  17. Princeton Announces It Won’t Ditch the Woodrow Wilson NameThe name will stay, but a committee of trustees urges the school to do a better job explaining the harmful aspects of the former president’s legacy.
  18. from the archives
    The Trump Voter, Before TrumpFrom Pete Hamill’s 1969 New York feature, “The Revolt of the White Lower Middle Class.”
  19. Bernie’s Millennial Base Isn’t Very DiverseBlack and brown members of Gen Y may have something different to say about the shape of the party’s future.
  20. The Woman Who Invented ‘on Fleek’ Still Hasn’t Seen a Dime for ItOur current copyright system offers little protection to the black creators generating much of the viral content.
  21. Claremont McKenna Dean Resigns Amid Student Protests, Hunger StrikesAn allegedly insensitive email led students to call for Mary Spellman’s ouster.
  22. campus protests
    University of Missouri President ResignsFootball players were on strike, and faculty members had staged a “teach-in.”
  23. fighting irish
    Notre Dame Tutor Fired Amid Sex ScandalThe student was allegedly harassed “with racially-charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia.”
  24. police misconduct
    FBI Chief Links Crime Wave to Police ScrutinyHe becomes the highest-profile law enforcement official to push the connection, though no data supports the theory.
  25. police shootings
    Investigators: Officer’s Shooting of Tamir Rice Was JustifiedTwo outside experts have cleared the Cleveland officers in the death of the 12-year-old, but a grand jury will still be consulted.
  26. legacies
    The Paradox of the First Black PresidentAs the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?
  27. legacies
    The Paradox of the First Black PresidentAs the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?
  28. race
    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.” 
  29. profile
    The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi CoatesAfter the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama.
  30. profile
    The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi CoatesWhat comes after the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama.
  31. race
    Everything Rachel Dolezal Has Said About Her IdentityShe’s explained that she considers herself black, but the rest of her story keeps shifting.
  32. race
    Spokane NAACP Leader Is Pretending to Be Black, According to Her ParentsThey say the Africana studies professor is actually Caucasian and told many other lies.
  33. freddie gray
    All 6 Police Officers Indicted in the Death of Freddie GrayA grand jury has approved charges against the Baltimore cops, but is the city’s skyrocketing crime a result of the fallout?
  34. college
    Penn State Suspends Frat for Posting Photos of Nude Women on FacebookThey’re accused of photographing drug sales and hazing rituals too.
  35. University of Oklahoma Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video“You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots.”
  36. ferguson
    Is Livestreaming the Future of Media or the Future of Activism?It might be both. A report from Ferguson and your laptop screen.
  37. race
    U.S. Army Decides Against Official Use of NegroProbably smart.
  38. police shootings
    Black Teens Are 21 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops Than White TeensAccording to a ProPublica analysis.
  39. crimes and misdemeanors
    ‘I Was Not Going to Cower,’ Says Homeowner Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen54-year-old Theodore Wafer took the stand to describe the night he killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
  40. the national interest
    Republican Denounces ‘War on Whites’Mo better Brooks, please.
  41. the national interest
    Democrats and Republicans Disagree on Banning Donald SterlingDonald Sterling 2016.
  42. the national interest
    How Obama Brought White and Black Democrats TogetherNow with new data.
  43. the national interest
    Obama, Racism, and the Presumption of InnocenceDoes the racial debate require any sense of fairness?
  44. the national interest
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Disagrees With ‘Jonathan Chait,’ and So Do IIf Ta-Nehisi Coates wishes to create a foil for his arguments, please give this character a name that is not already mine.
  45. the national interest
    Barack Obama vs. the Culture of PovertyA debate with Ta-Nehisi Coates.
  46. school daze
    New York’s Schools Are the Country’s Most Racially Segregated New York City’s charter schools are some of the least diverse of all.
  47. the national interest
    What White People Don’t See When They Watch BasketballPolitical observations from my devoted fandom.
  48. crimes and misdemeanors
    Trayvon in Detroit? A Renisha McBride Shooting ExplainerTheodore Wafer has been charged with murder.
  49. awful things
    Interracial Couple Attacked in Long Island City Hate CrimeAwful.
  50. ink-stained wretches
    Richard Cohen Blames Trayvon Martin Hoodie, RaceThe Washington ‘Post’ columnist calls it “a uniform we all recognize.”
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