The story of the Essex—rooted in racialized ignorance and fear—offers a valuable lesson in survival for contemporary America.
In "Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business," the author unravels how we make moral choices in our ethically flexible age.
Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.
Wealth inequality between whites and their black and Hispanic counterparts has reached its highest point since the late ’80s and early 2000s in the U.S.
The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves.
With regard to employment, African-Americans got hit harder by the Bush Depression than did whites, and jobs have not come back for them at nearly the same rate.
Do any of the GOP's proposals exhibit a willingness to make the kind of changes it will need to attract members of the growing groups that it has spent years antagonizing, such as Hispanics, Asian Americans, unmarried women, secular whites, and others? You’ve heard the expression “putting lipstick on a pig,” haven’t you?
A “toxic mix of rage and delusion, and its concomitant sense of oppression, have become the defining political features of much of white America today,” writes Harper’s Magazine columnist Kevin Baker, on observing the conservative reaction to the re-election of President Barack Obama this week.
To avoid repeating a scandal like his predecessor’s, George W. Bush gave career lawyers in the Justice Department far-reaching authority to choose who got presidential pardons. The result: Whites are nearly four times as likely as minorities to win a pardon, even when the type of crime and severity of sentence are taken into account.Whites are nearly four times as likely as minorities to win a presidential pardon.
A South African white supremacist leader, Eugene Terreblanche, was allegedly murdered by two farmhands in the northwest region of the country, eliciting cries of protest from his far-right followers and a plea for calm from the country's black president, Jacob Zuma.