Clarence Lusane

Clarence Lusane is a political science professor and interim political science department chair at Howard University, and independent expert to the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance. His latest book is Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice and Democracy (City Lights).

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Trump’s strategy for the Black vote has been high on empty symbolism and low on specific policy benefits for the Black community.

May 22, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a visit to a Team Trump Volunteer Leadership Training, at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution

His determination to put the 14th Amendment in the trash can of history should draw the most concern.

Feb 15, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Donald Trump in 2016

The Catastrophe of a Second Trump Presidency The Catastrophe of a Second Trump Presidency

Should he somehow, despite four criminal indictments and multiple trials, return to the White House, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

Dec 8, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Donald Trump in 2016

It’s No Mystery Why Racists Have Fallen in Love With Trump’s Republican Party It’s No Mystery Why Racists Have Fallen in Love With Trump’s Republican Party

The KKK did not choose to support Donald Trump because he was a Republican—but because they agreed with the ideas that he and other far-right politicians spout.

Oct 11, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Donald Trump is greeted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Focusing on the Differences Between DeSantis and Trump Is Plainly Absurd Focusing on the Differences Between DeSantis and Trump Is Plainly Absurd

In the areas where Americans would be most severely affected, there’s hardly a fly’s hair of separation between them.

May 25, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

A photo of Harriet Tubman

What We’ll Be Celebrating When Harriet Tubman Appears on the 20-Dollar Bill What We’ll Be Celebrating When Harriet Tubman Appears on the 20-Dollar Bill

Constantly underestimated, she risked her life and freedom to liberate others and was committed to building a political system that endowed women and people of color with the same ...

Mar 31, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at AIPAC

Nikki Haley’s Presidential Run Is Already a National Joke Nikki Haley’s Presidential Run Is Already a National Joke

Her Machiavellian maneuvering notwithstanding, count on one thing: She won’t be able to beat either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis.

Mar 8, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

A woman holds a Black Voters Matter sign while driving in a protest march on April 22, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red

While Democrats celebrate an averted crisis, the GOP campaign to quell and marginalize Black voters has only continued.

Feb 7, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol, standing alongside Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

American Authoritarianism Isn’t Going Away American Authoritarianism Isn’t Going Away

Neither the failure of the January 6 insurrection nor the disappointments suffered in the midterm elections have deterred the ambitions of the GOP’s fanatics.

Dec 1, 2022 / Clarence Lusane

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