Race

race

Forget White Fragility: here are 10 books America should be reading about race

June 27, 2020 11:27 am

There are more nuanced visions of race in the US

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Do we erase black history when we take down statues?

June 26, 2020 4:30 pm

Our story is intricately and intimately connected to the ‘original sin’ of our nation’s founding

identity politics

Jarvis’s guide to identity politics

June 26, 2020 12:18 pm

It’s neat. It’s tidy. It makes sense

great self hate

The Great Self Hate

June 25, 2020 6:57 am

Only a society that sees a need for ‘self-esteem’ counseling could be so susceptible to such destructive illusions

controversy paradox

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

June 24, 2020 11:25 pm

The ‘controversy paradox’ behind Britain’s protests

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NASCAR gets its own Jussie Smollett

June 24, 2020 12:39 pm

Professional victimhood can be sweeter than success

race

The new inequality

June 22, 2020 6:17 am

We’re experiencing an unhealthy overcorrection in racial politics

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Self-righteous vandals

June 21, 2020 10:47 am

The attempt to prettify history is ugly

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Marching against racism is too easy

June 20, 2020 10:46 am

What we need is practical change

uncle ben’s

Farewell, Uncle Ben

June 20, 2020 8:56 am

The culture war gets granular

online bullying

The age of online bullying is back

June 19, 2020 4:50 pm

When did the Washington Post become a high school burn-book?

silent

I will not be silent

June 18, 2020 12:07 pm

If there is white privilege, millions of whites don’t experience it

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Black mass: the Georgetown Lecture Fund’s odd diversity campaign

June 17, 2020 7:11 pm

The Jesuit college’s students are play-acting as ‘non-partisan’ celebrators of speech

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The Oscars and the triumph of Social Justice Realism

June 17, 2020 5:36 pm

Hollywood’s audiences don’t care about diversity in movies as much as people in Hollywood do

anti-racism

What anti-racism really means and how to talk about it

June 16, 2020 11:39 am

In Critical Race Theory, ‘racism’ means ‘systemic racism’, which is said to be ‘the ordinary state of affairs’ in the United States

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Anonymous Instagram account accuses Ivy Leaguers of racism

June 15, 2020 3:19 pm

The lust for cancel culture is infecting America’s top colleges

da 5 bloods

Messy but absolutely necessary

June 11, 2020 4:43 pm

Da 5 Bloods reviewed

i take responsibility

It’s OK everyone, actors are ‘taking responsibility’

June 11, 2020 1:55 pm

Let’s all be grateful to these very rich, very famous people

police

The truth about America’s police culture

June 10, 2020 11:31 pm

Behind the brutality is a warped social contract

black vote

Trump’s 2020 appeal for the black vote

June 9, 2020 6:37 pm

Common sense would indicate Trump likely won’t be reelected in 2020, but common sense doesn’t cast votes. People do

abolish police

Abolish the police. Then what?

June 9, 2020 1:42 pm

Quite what happens after the police are abolished is less clear

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Remember when Joe Biden gave a eulogy for Strom Thurmond?

June 9, 2020 6:59 am

He’s giving a video message for the the family of George Floyd. He was more generous for his deceased racist Dixiecrat friend

tech

Don’t tell your friends to quit their ‘problematic’ tech jobs

June 8, 2020 6:06 pm

There’s never been a better time for encouraging tech companies’ rank-and-file to speak up

civil rights

Republicans should now reclaim their strong history on civil rights

June 1, 2020 8:55 am

It is time the GOP fought again for African Americans, as Grant did during Reconstruction

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Justice vs anarchy

May 30, 2020 2:15 pm

From the very beginning Trump has condemned the looting and stood up for the rule of law