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).
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?
There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.
The authors of Arizona’s new law want to collapse Latino identity into white American mythology.
From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.
His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.
It’s not surprising that Greece’s proposed referendum elicited such outrage. Europe doesn’t work like that.
Whatever the spark, social unrest is the predictable result of conditions like poverty, discrimination and police brutality.
Racism, not multiculturalism, poses the real threat to Europe’s future.