Trump's SCOTUS Pick Contempt of Court
Conservatives’ hardball tactics in moving the Supreme Court rightward could undercut its most important asset.
The SCOTUS Cakeshop Judgment Anti-Discrimination Eats Itself
The Court’s latest case shows how overly broad conceptions of civil rights protections have turned important laws against themselves, like an overactive immune system that consumes its host.
Something New Under the Sun Political Identity Politics
What is new is not identity politics, but politics as identity—and it’s driving a culture of grievance.
Racism and Incarceration Locked In
“Racism” is the easy answer to the question of how America’s prisons got so full of African Americans. A new book offers a more complex and hopeful view.
The Simple Falsehoods of Race
The old debate between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington lives on, but the terms have been flipped on their heads.
Black and White No Longer
American society is neither post-racial nor stuck fast in a racist past, but fantasies of monolithic racial communities are distorting our national conversation on race and public policy.
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