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White privilege news and analysis from The Nation
September 29, 2022
Fox News Compares a Film Examining White Women’s Racism to Pearl Harbor
Really. So I had to watch it.
March 9, 2022
When Railing Against Cancel Culture Is About Railing Against Accountability
A speech by Andrew Cuomo and an article by a college student suggest what’s really behind the lamentations about “left-wing censorship.”
January 21, 2022
Mitch McConnell’s Klanian Slip
In saying the quiet part out loud, McConnell confirmed what many of us already knew: White people think they’re the only true Americans.
November 19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Has Gotten Away With Murder—as Predicted
Rittenhouse’s acquittal is not a “miscarriage” of justice, as some might claim. It is our white justice system working as intended.
November 9, 2021
The Anatomy of a Dog Whistle
Acting outside of our awareness, using frequencies we may not consciously hear, dog whistles evade our better angels on race.
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October 27, 2021
I Hope Everyone Is Prepared for Kyle Rittenhouse to Go Free
Even if Rittenhouse somehow draws an impartial jury, he already appears to have landed a very partial judge.
July 13, 2021
My Black Generation Is Fighting Like Hell to Stop the Whitelash
We are marching; we are writing; we are protesting—but the forces of white supremacy are still winning.
June 9, 2021
We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet
Trump is gone and the vaccine is here. But there are still roadblocks ahead.
June 8, 2021
What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression
It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 3, 2021
The Miseducation of White Children
The attacks on critical race theory are just another attempt to prevent this country from reckoning with its racist past and present—by keeping white kids ignorant.