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Racism

  1. covid-19 vaccines
    The Willfully Unvaccinated Are the Newest Republican MartyrsLike white folks and Christians, the unvaccinated are being encouraged to view themselves as objects of discrimination requiring political protection.
  2. sports
    Black Players Target of Racist Harassment After England Soccer LossBritish police are investigating hateful posts on social media.
  3. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  4. religion
    The Southern Baptist Church Is Going to Hell in a HandbasketAllegations of racism, sexual abuse, and idolatry toward Donald Trump are emanating from well-known figures in the largest Protestant denomination.
  5. nfl
    NFL Will Stop ‘Race-Norming’ Policy That Diminished Black Brain InjuriesPolicy was used to determine smaller payouts for Black ex-players suffering dementia from years of head trauma.
  6. racism
    Amy Cooper Didn’t Learn Much From Being ‘Central Park Karen’In a lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against when she was fired, Cooper dismissed the racist element of her threat toward a Black birdwatcher.
  7. the national interest
    We Should Use the Same Principles for Debating Israel As Debating RacismWhat I’ve learned over years of watching everybody switch rules when the subject changes.
  8. power
    Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery Face Federal Hate-Crime ChargesA grand jury indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan for targeting Arbery because of his race.
  9. the national interest
    Study Shows Anti-Racist Messages Hurt DemocratsGuess why? Because there are a lot of racists!
  10. politics
    The Fateful Question of How Latinos Vote Going ForwardTrump and his party over-performed with Latino voters in 2020. It’s important for both parties to figure whether that was a fluke or a trend.
  11. georgia election law
    Trump Says Georgia Election Law Is ‘Far Too Weak’The former president’s message to Republicans is that using election laws to screw over the opposition isn’t just acceptable – it’s mandatory.
  12. crime
    Chauvin Trial Closing Arguments: ‘You Can Believe Your Eyes’Prosecutors urged jurors to trust the video evidence, while the defense said Chauvin did not “purposefully” apply “unlawful force” on George Floyd.
  13. voting rights
    Jim Crow’s Ominous Lessons on Voter SuppressionRepublicans bristle at talk of Jim Crow 2.0, but there are clear echoes of the era of Black disenfranchisement in their drive for voting restrictions.
  14. crime
    Man Charged With Hate Crime for Horrific Anti-Asian Attack Caught on VideoA homeless man has been arrested in the brutal attack on a 65-year-old Filipino woman outside a luxury apartment building in midtown Manhattan.
  15. new york city
    No Hate Crime Charges in Random Stabbing of Asian NYC ManAfter a confusing set of announcements from police, the Manhattan DA’s office concluded the attack happened “for no reason at all.”
  16. power
    Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother Is Suing the Three Men Who Killed Her SonIn a federal lawsuit, Wanda Cooper-Jones also accuses police and prosecutors of trying to “cover up” Arbery’s murder.
  17. police brutality
    Rochester Police Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel PrudeA grand jury determined that the officers who put Prude in the chokehold that led to his death last March will not face charges.
  18. asians in america
    Swallowing Our BitternessThe burden of swallowing anti-Asian racism is making America and me sick.
  19. power
    The Charges Against Amy Cooper Have Been DismissedCooper faced one count of filing a false report after she infamously accused a Black birder of “threatening my life” last May.
  20. the system
    The Never-ending Coup Against Black AmericaHistorically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
  21. power
    The Karen Next DoorA white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
  22. politics
    Losing Hasn’t Changed Trump’s Stance on White SupremacyHis continued resistance to renaming military bases that honor Confederates — though it has no obvious political benefit — confirms his true beliefs.
  23. politics
    We’ll Soon Be Rid of Steve King — But Not His DemagogueryThe outgoing Republican congressman’s questioning of Kamala Harris’s ancestry shows his racist impulses have not been blunted — nor have his party’s.
  24. presidential debates
    Trump Started the Debate Disciplined, Then Lapsed Into Being HimselfTrump needed to make a coherent case that his record entitles him to a second term. He tried that, then began raving in right-wing code.
  25. racism
    GOP Senator David Perdue Deliberately Butchers ‘Kamala’ at Georgia Trump RallyHis reelection campaign later tried to claim that Perdue referring to Harris as “Kamamboamamla” was an innocent, not-at-all race-baiting mistake.
  26. the national interest
    Report: Trump, a Giant Racist, Said Jews Are ‘Only in It for Themselves’The president continues to provide evidence of his massive racism.
  27. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  28. authoritarianism
    Many GOP Voters Value America’s Whiteness More Than Its DemocracyA new study found that anti-democratic sentiments have broad support among GOP voters — especially those who resent nonwhites’ political power.
  29. the national interest
    Biden Condemns Both Racism and Violence Because He Isn’t CrazyDenouncing both evil and an immoral, ineffective response to evil: not that hard!
  30. republican national convention
    Why the RNC Must Claim Biden Will Make Life Even WorseTrump can’t run on his record or second-term agenda, so his only play is to rail against “American carnage” — even though he’s the incumbent.
  31. democratic national convention
    How Will the RNC Counter the Diversity of the DNC?The Democrats presented a diverse slice of the country at their convention. Will Republicans bet on racial appeals?
  32. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Against Harris, Trump Tries to Run the Birther PlaybookHe made these moves after the usual misogynistic and racist insults failed to move the needle anywhere except among his own base.
  33. birtherism
    Trump Revives Racist Birther Conspiracy for Kamala Harris“I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements,” Trump said of a vice-presidential nominee who was born in Oakland, California.
  34. police reform
    The Window for Major Police Reform May Be ClosingThe superficial consensus in polls demonstrating that the public supports police reform hides deeper issues.
  35. politics
    QAnon Booster Marjorie Greene Continues March Toward CongressIt’s hard to be too extreme in pockets of red America like Georgia’s 14th District, where Greene just won the Republican primary.
  36. 2020 elections
    Georgia NAACP Head Asks Matt Lieberman to Drop Senate BidLieberman’s self-published 2018 novel is allegedly loaded with “racist tropes.”
  37. protests
    Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always LocalTrump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
  38. racism
    No, Uncle Joe, Trump Is Hardly Our First Racist PresidentTrump may rival the most racist of presidents given the context of their times, but he hardly invented presidential racism.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump’s Latest Pitch to Suburbs: Demonizing CitiesTrump hopes to frighten suburbanites about cities as sources of violence, crime, and lower home values. But it probably won’t work.
  40. vision 2020
    For Trump in 2020: It’s the Virus, Stupid!Trump’s negative job-approval assessments for COVID-19 are dragging down all his other numbers, with little time to recover before the election.
  41. labor
    Racism Is a Working-Class ProblemThe Strike for Black Lives reminds America that racial justice and economic justice are linked.
  42. labor
    McDonald’s Workers Have Filed a Federal Civil Rights LawsuitThree Black workers say they experienced sustained racial discrimination on the job.
  43. president trump
    Trump Claims ‘More White People’ Killed by Police Than Black AmericansTrump asserted that “more white people” are killed by the police, ignoring basic demographic realities about the country.
  44. racism
    Amy Cooper Faces Charges After Calling Cops on Black Birder in Central ParkIf convicted, she could face up to a year in jail.
  45. trump tweets
    Trump Attacks Bubba Wallace, Defends Confederate FlagThe president is being racist again.
  46. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  47. court is in sessions
    Jeff Sessions Keeps Getting WorseA new profile at the New York Times Magazine vivifies the warning about Sessions that Coretta Scott King gave in 1986.
  48. racism
    Mississippi’s Overdue ReckoningA lot had to go wrong for Mississippi’s state-flag debate to go right.
  49. vision 2020
    Trump Needs an Opponent to Demonize. It’s Hard to Do That to Uncle Joe.Trump has tried and failed so far to undermine Joe Biden the way he did Hillary Clinton. He may get really desperate.
  50. d.c. statehood
    Congress to Vote on D.C. Statehood for the First Time in DecadesIt would likely take a Democratic Senate plus filibuster reform to become law, but the cause of making D.C. the 51st state remains alive.
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