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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.
September 8, 2020
The Whitelash Next Time
Whenever the pendulum swings toward Black equality and full citizenship, white supremacy mounts a counteroffensive.
August 31, 2020
The Inevitable Whitelash Against Racial Justice Has Started
As Black people fight for our lives, white supremacists reach for their guns—and white allies go soft.
June 22, 2020
Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s Only Black Driver, Is Threatened With a Noose
This is not a prank and it’s not a game. NASCAR needs to be prepared to defend Wallace from violence.
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June 15, 2020
America’s Racist Police Won’t Be Dismantled by 2 Weeks of Protests
It took centuries to build up the system of white supremacy enforced by the police. It will take years of persistent protest to undo it.
June 3, 2020
To the White People Who Keep Asking How to ‘Help’
Spare me the sympathy. It’s outrage that matters.
May 28, 2020
The Critical Role of Athletes in Fighting White Blindness
After the police murder of George Floyd, many athletes spoke out. This is a key part of the process of building anti-racism.
May 21, 2020
You Can’t Mask Stupid
The very people howling the loudest about reopening—and running around maskless—are the ones making it too dangerous to reopen.
May 15, 2020
Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Understood White Freedom Perfectly
They saw themselves as entitled to police the movements, motivations, and ultimately, the right to exist of a black stranger.