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Racism

  1. protests
    How to Support the Struggle Against Police BrutalityOrganizations to donate to, and other actions to take to help demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence.
  2. required reading
    13 Books You Should Read About Black LivesFrom established classics to newer works.
  3. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydDays after footage of a white police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck went viral, the officer in question has finally been arrested.
  4. crime
    A Black Man Asked a White Woman to Leash Her Dog. She Called the Cops.“I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
  5. protest
    Protests Erupt over George Floyd’s Death in Police CustodyHundreds of people took to the streets; police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
  6. drunk history
    The Pandemic Has Led to an Outbreak of Terrible Historical AnalogiesTrump and his allies are using the coronavirus to warp history. We can’t ignore their delusions.
  7. covid-19
    The Coronavirus Makes Trump’s Cruelty Toward Indian Country Even More DeadlyTrump’s enmity for Native Americans dates from his casino days. During the pandemic, it has deadly consequences.
  8. 2020 elections
    Steve King Says He’ll Soon Get Committee Assignments BackWith his primary opponents focusing on his loss of clout rather than his bigotry, the prospect of restored committee assignments could be huge.
  9. ahmaud arbery
    Never Stop RunningOn the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
  10. life after life
    There’s No Way to Prepare for GriefI thought checking in with family members could keep the sense of loss at bay. When my uncle died, that felt foolish.
  11. inequality
    When Your Zip Code Determines Whether You Live or DieMaternal mortality rates reveal a divided New York.
  12. coronavirus
    Black Americans May Be Disproportionately Dying of CoronavirusThe data is limited, but it is so far damning.
  13. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  14. culture
    This Podcast About Race Is Even More Relevant NowRebecca Carroll’s Come Through brings a fresh perspective to the moment.
  15. democratic primaries
    Joe Biden’s Critics Among Black Democrats Are Now Lying on His BehalfThe price of influence in the self-styled party of multiracial democracy.
  16. michael bloomberg
    Michael Bloomberg Repeatedly Blamed Homeowners for the RecessionThe former mayor’s infamous redlining comments weren’t an isolated incident.
  17. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds“Good work, this story is so complex folks will not make it all the way through it.”
  18. democratic debates
    Chaotic Debate Probably Won’t Help Black Voters Make Up Their MindsBut it could also present a rare opportunity.
  19. fashion
    Model Says She Was Pressured to Wear Racist AccessoriesTwo FIT administrators have been suspended after models walked the runway wearing large prosthetic ears and lips at a school fashion show.
  20. racism
    Oklahoma Will Require Its Schools to Teach the Tulsa Race MassacreThe decision comes as the state makes plans to memorialize the tragedy’s centennial.
  21. michael bloomberg
    Op-Ed Asks: ‘Is Bloomberg Racist?’ Voters Should Answer: ‘Who Cares?’To argue that Bloomberg’s policies as mayor were racist because he’s dense rather than evil is not consoling.
  22. michael bloomberg
    Why ‘Stop and Frisk’ Hasn’t Arrested Bloomberg’s RiseThe former New York mayor’s ascension up the 2020 ranks, especially among black voters, seems incongruous. It’s not.
  23. criminal justice
    Trump Forgets That Criminal-Justice Reform Is His New BrandLast week, he was bragging about being forgiving. This week, he’s praising China for executing drug dealers.
  24. el paso shooting
    Don’t Give the El Paso Killer the Death PenaltyFederal hate-crime charges were announced against Patrick Crusius last week.
  25. vision 2020
    Barack Obama Haunts President Trump’s Attempts to Win Black VotesTrump wants to peel off some black voters in 2020. But a major animating force in his presidency is a rejection of his still popular predecessor.
  26. iowa caucuses
    Iowa’s Election Crises Won’t End With Monday Night’s Caucus DebacleIowa is the only state that bans people with felony convictions from ever voting again.
  27. criminal justice
    What Donald Trump Wants From Black AmericansTrump’s Super Bowl ad about criminal-justice reform exemplifies the attitude he expects black Americans to have toward injustice.
  28. racism
    Steve King’s Memes Aren’t Edgy, But They Are RevealingThe Iowa congressman is fundraising on some very stupid memes.
  29. racism
    Joe Biden: Today’s Racists Wear Suits and Make Laws, Unlike the Old OnesThe candidate’s bizarre remarks on race.
  30. democratic debates
    Pete Buttigieg’s White Supporters Have More to Explain Than His Black SkepticsTuesday’s primary debate in Iowa confronted familiar questions about Buttigieg’s failure to garner black support.
  31. border wall
    Trump Is Rushing to Make His Border Wall Look Like a Success Before NovemberHe’s been siphoning off billions of dollars from the military to make good on his racist mnemonic device turned campaign promise.
  32. ilhan omar
    Only U.S. Military Can Have PTSD, Representative Tells War RefugeeIlhan Omar fled war-torn Somalia as a child and grew up in a Kenya refugee camp.
  33. border security
    When the ‘Americanness’ of Iranian-Americans Is ConditionalReports that Iranian-Americans have been singled out for suspicion and extra questioning at a U.S.-Canada border crossing reveal a larger truth.
  34. policing
    LAPD Is Falsely Labeling People As Gang Members. It’s Part of a Bigger Crisis.LAPD officers’ falsely labeling people as gang members reveals a bigger problem: It doesn’t take much to get yourself added to a gang database.
  35. environment
    The NAACP Confronts Its Sordid Relationship With Big PollutersThe storied civil-rights organization is trying to find its way again. But it has some obstacles of its own making.
  36. nypd
    NYPD Officer Michael Reynolds Resigns Over Racist 2018 Home InvasionBut little that he did diverged from what NYPD officers often do on the job.
  37. politics
    Will the 2020s Be the Decade of Eugenics?We think of eugenics as a sin of the past, but it never really went away.
  38. culture
    Russian Ballet Refuses to Stop Using BlackfaceEven after Misty Copeland criticized the practice.
  39. 2020 census
    It Sure Looks Like Republicans Don’t Want an Accurate Census CountThere’s a stark partisan divide between state governments that encourage their residents to participate in the 2020 Census, and those that don’t.
  40. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  41. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Boris Johnson Is Showing U.S. Politicians How to WinHis distinctive political model has elements of Trumpism — but Trump is too dysfunctional to replicate it. Democrats can though.
  42. vision 2020
    White Democrats Are Leading the Primary Because Nonwhite Voters Support ThemNonwhite Democrats aren’t struggling because the primary process has silenced nonwhite voters, but because it has listened to them.
  43. the lost cause
    Don’t Be Like Me, a Person Who Read Chapters One and Two of Nikki Haley’s BookHer interview with Glenn Beck about the Confederate flag sparked controversy. Her book is even worse.
  44. fox news
    Tucker Carlson Guest Suggests Immigrants Make New York DirtyThe host did not reject writer Seth Barron’s argument: Last December, Carlson claimed that immigrants were making America “poorer and dirtier.”
  45. weddings
    Wedding Websites Say They’ll Finally Stop Glorifying PlantationsUntil now, the wedding industry has had few qualms about repurposing sites of historical atrocities as venues for fairytale romance.
  46. democratic primaries
    Julián Castro Might Be a BelieverHis floundering campaign seems committed to advancing moral — but unpopular — issues. What’s the long game?
  47. segregation
    Pete Buttigieg’s Willful IllusionThe South Bend mayor claims he didn’t realize his city’s schools were still segregated. But it’s becoming less clear what he actually believes.
  48. racism
    Melania Trump Will Be FineHer cold reception in Baltimore belies a life of staggering insulation, even compared to her predecessor.
  49. virginia
    What’s the Point of Ralph Northam Anymore?If the knock against Republicans is that they’re racist and hostile to workers’ interests, this Democratic governor isn’t a bold enough contrast.
  50. immigration
    The Hostage Democratic VoteBiden wants to keep deporting people. Trump gives many voters no choice but to support the former vice-president.
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