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Racial Violence news and analysis from The Nation
May 26, 2022
The Buffalo Attack Is Part of a Long History of Racial Terror
How does a system that devalues Black lives expect the members of society to value them?
May 16, 2022
The Ideas Behind the Buffalo Massacre Are Now Mainstream on the Right
Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Elise Stefanik: They’ve all revved-up loons who hate Jews, people of color, and immigrants, and some want to kill.
May 10, 2022
There’s Genocide in Tigray, but Nobody’s Talking About it
The reasons range from Internet shutdowns to just pure racism.
April 18, 2022
Sex, Death, and Empire: The Roots of Violence Against Asian Women
The line from America’s earliest empire in the Philippines to Japan, Korea, Vietnam—and anti-Asian violence at home—is straight, clear, and written in blood.
November 17, 2021
A Cop Is Finally in Trouble for Using Excessive Force—Against Dogs
Why can’t we expect at least this much from the courts when it comes to Black people?
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November 15, 2021
White People Explain Racism to Me
I’ve lived my whole life as a Black man in America, but every day I have to contend with some white person schooling me on what is and isn’t racist.
July 20, 2021
Policing Won’t Stop Anti-Asian Violence—Solidarity Will
Hate crime legislation and law enforcement will not protect working-class Asian communities.
May 28, 2021
A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity
Karlos Hill argues that a scholar’s power lies in “being a catalyst for change.”
David M. Perry
April 15, 2021
Just Outside Minneapolis, the Next Uprising Is Here
The Chauvin trial is almost over. The officer who killed Daunte Wright appears in Zoom court today.
April 6, 2021
Arradondo Condemned Him, but All Cops Are Derek Chauvin
During his testimony Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo attempted to wipe his department’s hands clean in the death of George Floyd.