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White privilege news and analysis from The Nation
March 14, 2017
White Innocence and the Dutch Elections
A debate over Zwarte Piet has exposed the deeply held Dutch belief that racism happens elsewhere.
Nick Barr Clingan
March 7, 2017
When Did Solidarity Among Working Women Become a ‘Privilege’?
Women who are concern trolling the strike seem most interested in persuading us to work with the Democratic Party.
November 23, 2016
‘Alt-Right’ Is Not a Thing. It’s White Supremacy.
The dangerous constellation of extremists in Donald Trump’s coalition demand more precise language, and closer scrutiny.
November 16, 2016
Urban and Rural America Are Connected by Economic Refugees Like Me
I watched election 2016 from Brooklyn, but I grew up a black girl in a small town.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump Won on White-Male Resentment—but Don’t Confuse That With the Working Class
The numbers tell a different story.
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November 9, 2016
This Is What White Supremacy Looks Like
Don’t be confused. Trump’s voters didn’t vote against their own interests, they voted for the preservation of white privilege—their paramount interest.
October 8, 2016
Republican Leaders Still Plan to Vote for a Man Who Bragged About Sexually Assaulting Women
So far, there is lots of noise but little courage.
September 7, 2016
American Jews Should Support the Movement for Black Lives Platform
It’s rigorous in its analysis and compassionate in its quest for justice—and the short section on Palestine is no exception.
Ilise Benshushan Cohen
Aurora Levins Morales
August 8, 2016
The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today
Just as past public policies created the racial wealth gap, current policy widens
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