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).
Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.
The sad irony of terrorism is that it sparks a backlash against the very groups it seeks to champion.
No, we should not stop talking about police shootings.
People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.
Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.
Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.
You say you want a revolution… working for kids—all kids…
From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.
The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.
The people celebrate the man and the revolutionary, while venting frustration with the path his party has taken.