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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.
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.
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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.
May 17, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Gunning for AOC—and There’s Only 1 Reason
A newly discovered video of Greene harassing AOC in 2019, along with Greene’s attacks on her colleague on the House floor last week, reveal a racism that is as old as it is scary.
March 23, 2021
I Am Not Ready to Reenter White Society
As the pandemic wanes, and I have to leave the safety of my whiteness-free castle, I know that racism is going to come roaring back into my daily life.