A Political and Literary Forum
Turning a blind eye to the realities of racial injustice, the highly orchestrated right-wing attacks cast a body of scholarship about race in the law as a great threat to American society.
David Theo Goldberg
J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s latest book is his clearest expression yet of political fatalism. But black activism has always believed in the possibility of change.
Two new books, including National Book Award nominee ‘Locking Up Our Own,’ address major blind spots about the causes of America’s carceral failure.
Vesla M. Weaver
While the United States has expanded its borders of inclusion over time, the borders of whiteness have never fallen. Only a robust black public sphere can change that.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Focusing only on Confederate monuments misses that racism is memorialized everywhere.
Jonathan Beecher Field
Black feminism and the 2 Live Crew.
Kimberlé W. Crenshaw
Coretta Scott King saw economic precarity as not just a side effect of racial subjugation, but as central to its functioning.
We can learn from the surprising coalition of people who sheltered and rescued escaped slaves.
A basic income that supplemented existing welfare structures could make everyone safer while ending the most pernicious forms of policing.
Reagan never really believed that Martin Luther King, Jr., deserved a holiday.
Justin Gomer, Christopher Petrella
A critical handbook for racial justice in the age of Trump.
W. E. B. Du Bois may be our keenest critic of Trumpism today.
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