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January 19, 2017
The Next DNC Chair Must Abandon Color-Blind Politics
The DNC needs leadership that has the lived experience and cultural competence to build power in a highly racially charged environment.
November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Celebrates Migrants Seeking Refuge From Intolerance and Threats
Thanksgiving is a holiday for what conservatives call “multicultural pieties”—for embracing diversity, for sharing our prosperity, for recalling the history of welcoming the stranger.
November 7, 2016
Will North Carolina Lead the Way to a New South?
Progressives like Reverend Barber and candidates like Deborah Ross are hoping to assemble a multiracial coalition to defeat a conservative backlash.
September 20, 2016
How Journalism Can Mend Its Broken Relationship With Young People
If it doesn’t, everybody loses.
August 4, 2016
Why White People Need to Talk About Racism Too
I’ve inadvertently ended many a conversation by bringing up the issue of race.
Zachary R. Wood
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August 2, 2016
The Party of the Constitution Versus the Party of the Authoritarian
Trump has no respect for equal protection under the law, but the American voters do.
May 26, 2016
Thanks, Jimmy Carter, for Stating What Should Be Obvious: Trump’s Campaign Is Racist
The former president has long modeled how white leaders can and should disavow white supremacy.
March 24, 2016
Whiteness Still Pays in the Job Market
Resume “whitening,” according to a new study, is still an effective way to land an interview—even among “equal opportunity” employers.
February 29, 2016
Thank You, Melissa Harris-Perry
The most diverse, intellectually bracing show on network news was treated as expendable, and its host would not have it. She and her show will be sorely missed.
February 23, 2016
The Gap Between New America and Old Politics
Latinos aren’t the only demographic changing the electorate.