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The Front Burner
February 5, 2022
The Politics of the Capitol Insurrection Are Spreading Across the Country
The far-right groups that stormed the Capitol are now focusing on local, and even electoral, politics.
December 29, 2021
Where Are Black Parents’ Voices on Critical Race Theory?
Black parents overwhelmingly support teaching about race and racism in school. Why aren’t we hearing from them?
November 16, 2021
“Critical Race Theory” Is White History
Conservatives are rebranding an inclusive, honest accounting of American history as inherently anti-white.
October 1, 2021
“Feel-Good” News Story or Poverty Propaganda?
Viral news stories of individual pluck and charity only underscore how cruel our society is.
September 6, 2021
How Andrew Cuomo Hurt Men, Too
His abuses targeted women and men—the latter more insidiously.
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August 19, 2021
Black Women Olympians Showed Us What It Means to Be Excellent—and Human
If there is a sea change in the way mental health is understood in elite sports, it is being led by Simone Biles and other Black women.
July 19, 2021
Our ‘Racial Reckoning’ Is Turning Out to Be a White Lie
Black demands for full citizenship are being treated as entitlement and calls for racial accountability redefined as white persecution.
June 1, 2021
In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right
Charles and Willa Bruce, Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, lost their land to eminent domain in 1924. Nearly 100 years later, it’s being returned to their living descendants.
April 15, 2021
In Derek Chauvin’s Trial, Will We Finally Get Justice?
Despite the extraordinarily clear evidence of police misconduct, a conviction in this case is far from assured.
March 5, 2021
We Must Protect the Squad!
As soon as they arrived, the Black and brown leftists of Congress became targets of right-wing terror groups.