One year later, how will we come to terms with what happened when Hurricane Katrina washed up the disenfranchised most people, including the President, have tried to forget?
Virginia Senator George Allen claimed it was a "mistake" when he called
an employee of his Democratic foe a racist name. But the leader of
America's top racist group explains Allen's long and cozy history with
For black farmers, succeeding financially and bringing healthy food to
urban markets remains an uphill battle against a lack of business
Urban restaurateurs, activists and consumers are seeking "food
justice," insisting that healthy food shouldn't be a privilege for
the wealthy and white.
"The spell of Africa is upon me," wrote W.E.B. Du Bois in Liberia. Three
new books document the enchantment and disenchantment of the continent
for its descendants.
American white supremacist groups have a long and ugly history of using
anxieties over immigration as a recruitment tool. It's happening again,
with a vengeance.
American history is marked by waves of immigrants--from Germans in the
eighteenth century to Mexicans in the twenty-first--and by nativist
backlashes against them.
The nation must address the working-class anxieties underlying the anti-Hispanic sentiments now rising in Middle America--and Congress must pass an enlightened immigration bill that is
both sensible and humane.
George Hutchinson's new biography of the mystery woman of the Harlem Renaissance reconsiders both Nella Larsen and a key moment of black cultural history.
John Updike's Terrorist rips its plot from the headlines.
But the book's Irish-Egyptian protagonist is paper-thin, and its jihad-lit plot
remains stubbornly inanimate, devoid of passion or fury.