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January 18, 2022
Akwasi Frimpong’s Struggle to Represent Africa at the Winter Olympics
The IOC bureaucracy should let the skeleton competitor claim his rightful place at the Beijing Games.
October 13, 2021
Breaking Glass: Curriculum “Diversity” and Its Discontents
On teaching literature and the limits of representation.
August 19, 2021
Why Are We Still Using Trump’s Broken Census?
While the Census showed significant growth among communities of color, it was still, almost certainly, a vast and deliberate undercount.
May 14, 2021
Return to the Joys of Full-Time Office Work? No, Thanks.
CEOs are touting the benefits of office “culture” as a reason to return to our cubicles. But that culture has often meant harassment, discrimination, and painful water-cooler conversations.
February 24, 2021
Finding Community Through Our Dogs in the Darkest Days of the Pandemic
A dog story, in which humans paw their way from isolation to something like community.
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January 15, 2021
What’s Happening to ‘The Chicago Reporter’?
After nearly half a century of speaking truth to power, the “conscience of the city” is fighting for survival.
Laura S. Washington
September 15, 2020
Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election
They constitute a crucial voting bloc: About 9 million LGBTQ adults are eligible to vote, and nearly half of them are under age 35.
December 2, 2019
These LGBTQ Students Say Their School Treats Them Like Second-Class Citizens
For years, students say they’ve faced harassment for their sexuality. At the very least, they want their club for LGBTQ students to have official status on campus.
October 4, 2019
Against the Pundits’ Class
In the media imaginary, working-class people are reduced to stereotypes, while actual workers go unheard. But some of them talk back.
May 16, 2019
Eurovision’s Muddled DNA
Pop genetics don’t belong in a musical event—or its marketing.
Patricia J. Williams