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White privilege news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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February 23, 2021
Letters From the March 8/15, 2021, Issue
The meaning of masks… Post officers?… Rightward tilt… The days ahead… Voters strike back…
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
January 13, 2021
I No Longer Trust Law Enforcement to Keep Biden and Harris Safe on Inauguration Day
The siege of the Capitol revealed what most Black people already knew: Law enforcement is in league with Trumpism.
October 12, 2020
It’s Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus
For over a century, Italians have mythologized the genocidal explorer to gain access to American whiteness.
September 24, 2020
Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk
A conversation with the writer about her new book,
, which is a close reading of the language and affects that go into our understanding of race.