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Jordan Peele's ‘Us’ depicts the terrors faced by black mothers in a way that owes as much to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ as it does to classic Hollywood horror.
Tao Leigh Goffe
Contemporary gun violence is not so much terrorism as tradition. It is deeply intertwined with the white supremacist foundations of the United States.
A timely new documentary celebrates Morrison’s novels, but downplays the enduring power of her work as an editor and essayist.
Two new books from intellectual giants Robert Plomin and Nicholas Christakis revive the “nature vs. nurture” debate about what makes people different from one another.
C. Brandon Ogbunu, C. Malik Boykin
Donald Trump has the most stable approval rating of any president since Harry Truman. As we gear up for the 2020 election, the challenge we now face is the remarkable stability of his support.
Twenty percent of them are Boston Review contributors!
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
A truly radical counterhegemony can only be realized by disassociating both blackness and manhood from capitalist registers of worth.
State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution.
Jonathan M. Metzl
The expansion of banks such as Citigroup into Cuba, Haiti, and beyond reveal a story of capitalism built on blood, labor, and racial lines.
Peter James Hudson
Slavery and the Civil War were central to the development of photography as both a technology and an art.
Alexis L. Boylan
In Revilletown, which was founded by freed slaves, a petrochemical company has seized ownership of an ancestral cemetery. But an attack on the dead is an attack on the living.
Before the mass adoption of the car, most communities barely had a police force and citizens shared responsibility for enforcing laws. Then the car changed everything.
Sarah A. Seo
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Joseph J. Fischel
William E. Scheuerman
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