Articles en Run, Karen, Run! <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel&rsquo;s job.</p> City and County Level Campaigns and Elections US Politics Column Political Figures Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:11:24 +0000 Gary Younge 181822 at The Unbearable Whiteness of the American Left <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.</p> Racism and Discrimination Column Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:44:39 +0000 Gary Younge 179507 at Freelance Stop-and-Shoot <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The murder of Jordan Davis&mdash;like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others&mdash;reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.</p> Editors Picks Racism and Discrimination Trayvon Martin Column Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:15:54 +0000 Gary Younge 178455 at South Africa Looks Back <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The people celebrate the man and the revolutionary, while venting frustration with the path his party has taken.</p> Editors Picks Column World Leaders Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:54:08 +0000 Gary Younge 177643 at The Myth of the Child-Stealing Roma <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Europe&rsquo;s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.</p> Racism and Discrimination Column Race and Religion Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:10:59 +0000 Gary Younge 177147 at Right-Wing Insurrection: Europe’s Cup of Tea <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>It&rsquo;s not just here that the right has gone &ldquo;wacko&rdquo;&mdash;it isn&rsquo;t interested in governing effectively in Europe, either.&nbsp;</p> Column Regions and Countries Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:58:19 +0000 Gary Younge 176687 at George Zimmerman’s Way Is the American Way <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin&rsquo;s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.</p> Column Race and Religion Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:49:06 +0000 Gary Younge 176230 at Everyone Loves Mandela <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country&rsquo;s first post-apartheid president.</p> Column Political Figures World Leaders Regions and Countries Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:28:55 +0000 Gary Younge 174884 at Globalization's Scapegoats <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.</p> Column Politics World Wed, 08 May 2013 18:21:17 +0000 Gary Younge 174237 at Who Gets Blamed for Globalization? <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.</p> Column Regions and Countries Politics World Wed, 08 May 2013 17:29:25 +0000 Gary Younge 174236 at How Did Margaret Thatcher Do It? <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>In every way, her agenda opposed the interests of ordinary working people. How did she get so many of them to vote against their own economic interests again and again?</p> Column World Leaders Economic Policy Inequality Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:46:59 +0000 Gary Younge 173732 at Immigration Is Not a Domestic Issue <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Whatever reform passes in Washington, poverty in the global South will continue to drive migration.</p> Column Immigration Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:52:05 +0000 Gary Younge 172704 at Suffer the Children <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /> Column Guns and Gun Control Society Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:03:15 +0000 Gary Younge 172073 at The Irony of Right-Wing Secessionist Fantasies <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Obama&rsquo;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.</p> Column States Conservatives and the American Right Election 2012 Globalization Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:24:23 +0000 Gary Younge 171505 at Where Elections End and Politics Begins <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The disaffection across the country goes way beyond an &ldquo;enthusiasm gap.&rdquo;</p> Column Election 2012 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:16:31 +0000 Gary Younge 170912 at What Race Has to Do With It <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.</p> Racism and Discrimination Column Political Figures Election 2012 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:04:51 +0000 Gary Younge 170337 at Behind the GOP's Diversity Display <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>&ldquo;Diversity&rdquo; today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.</p> Column Conservatives and the American Right Election 2012 Race and Religion Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:20:10 +0000 Gary Younge 169746 at With Aurora, Another Mass Killing Shocks America. Why? <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>James Holmes&rsquo;s rampage was horrifying, but it was not unfathomable.</p> Column Guns and Gun Control Society Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:13:23 +0000 Gary Younge 169083 at Europe: Hotbed of Islamophobic Extremism <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.</p> Racism and Discrimination Column World Thu, 14 Jun 2012 04:08:51 +0000 Gary Younge 168384 at What Do We See in Obama? <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don&rsquo;t we look at his record?</p> Barack Obama Column Election 2012 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:20:40 +0000 Gary Younge 167344 at Romney and Santorum: Two Faces of GOP Capitalism <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>There may be tension but there isn&rsquo;t a class war within the Republican Party, because they&rsquo;re all on the same side.</p> Class Column Conservatives and the American Right Election 2012 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:42:25 +0000 Gary Younge 166810 at Replacing History With Fiction in Arizona <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>The authors of Arizona&rsquo;s new law want to collapse Latino identity into white American mythology.</p> Racism and Discrimination US Politics Column Wed, 08 Feb 2012 18:59:15 +0000 Gary Younge 166140 at The GOP's Blatant Racism <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.</p> Editors Picks Racism and Discrimination Column World Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:42:33 +0000 Gary Younge 165576 at What's Race Got to Do With Herman Cain? <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.</p> Column Conservatives and the American Right Race and Religion Presidential Campaigns and Elections Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:51:45 +0000 Gary Younge 165032 at How Greece Exposed Europe's Potemkin Democracy <a href="/authors/gary-younge">Gary Younge</a><br /><p>It&rsquo;s not surprising that&nbsp; Greece&rsquo;s proposed referendum elicited such outrage. Europe doesn&rsquo;t work like that.</p> Economics Column World Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:47:47 +0000 Gary Younge 164498 at