A Political and Literary Forum
A new memoir by long-time Vogue editor André Leon Talley paints a grim picture of a fashion industry in which people of color have few opportunities beyond serving the ambitions of white designers, editors, and executives.
Alexis L. Boylan
Antiracist nonfiction sidelines more powerful critiques from the Black radical tradition.
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
White supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal, reinforcing racism at home.
Policing is not the only kind of state violence. In the mid-twentieth century, city governments, backed by federal money, demolished hundreds of Black neighborhoods in the name of urban renewal.
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.
Marco Ramos, Tess Lanzarotta, Iris Chandler
In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men. Justice will not be served until the law changes.
Photos of Mark and Patricia McCloskey waving guns at St. Louis Black Lives Matter protesters became instantly iconic. But the McCloskeys are also only a symptom of how racism is served by private property.
Success in transforming the criminal justice system will depend on convincing judges to shift how they relate to—and rely upon—police in their criminal courtrooms.
The National Statuary Collection announced the unification of the former slave economy’s emotional heartland with the heart of national government.
We must reject the current legal regime under which resisting arrest is so widely accepted as a justification for police brutality and officer shootings.
Lisa Cacho, Jodi Melamed
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Joseph J. Fischel
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
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