Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the New York correspondent for the Guardian and the author of The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Haymarket). His previous books include Who Are We—And Should it Matter in the 21st Century? (Nation Books), Stranger in a Strange Land: Travels in the Disunited States (New Press), and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South (Mississippi).
Whatever reform passes in Washington, poverty in the global South will continue to drive migration.
Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.
The disaffection across the country goes way beyond an “enthusiasm gap.”
This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.
“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.
James Holmes’s rampage was horrifying, but it was not unfathomable.
Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.
Like trial of OJ Simpson and the Rodney King case, the Zimmerman trial may reveal very different visions of justice.
As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?