In 1998, Toni Morrison wrote a comment for The New Yorker arguing that “white skin notwithstanding, this is our first…
In 1984, when Marvel premiered its mega-super-hero crossover, Secret Wars, I was lost. I didn’t know many of the heroes…
The author of Between the World and Me asks readers to submit their own experiences with racism and its physical consequences.
“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
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The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.
The United States needs more than a good president to erase centuries of violence.
The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed.
To understand race in the U.S. today, it's Kalief Browder's story, not Rachel Dolezal's, that really matters.
Numbers alone can't convey what the justice system does to the individual black body.
Addressing the moral failings of black people while ignoring the centuries-old failings of their governments amounts to a bait and switch.
Black people in Baltimore are subjected to violence all the time.
Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.
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The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
Feelings of greatness come and go, so savor them.
Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.
David Carr believed that, through the constant and forceful application of principle, a young knucklehead could bring the heavens to their knees.
Ross Douthat accuses Obama of singling out the crusades, but they are part of the president's own Christian heritage.
Using religion to brutalize other people is not a Muslim invention, nor is it foreign to the American experience.