Race

The dangers of unconscious bias training

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Diversity training doesn’t work

When everything is ‘racist’, nothing is

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Hearing that Dawn Butler MP had been pulled over by the Metropolitan police, I briefly hoped the taxpayer might get…

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Kamala chameleon

13 August 2020 5:38 am

Kamala Harris, the new Democratic vice-presidential nominee, certainly looks the part. Barack Obama once called her ‘the best-looking attorney general…

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Should Kamala Harris pay reparations?

11 August 2020 9:04 am

What do Stokely Carmichael, Harry Belafonte, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier and Busta Rhymes have in common? And how are Beyoncé,…

black americans

Why are black Americans likelier to die of COVID than Latinos?

9 August 2020 4:34 am

Only part of the dramatic racial differences in age-adjusted COVID-19 death rates can be explained by racial differences. The remainder reflects a substantially lower black…

campaign

Trump campaign misses the mark with latest Biden attack

6 August 2020 7:19 am

Former vice president Joe Biden handed the Trump campaign an interview gaffe for the ages on Wednesday. When asked if…

open letters

Open letters have become ransom notes

23 July 2020 3:18 pm

The ‘open letter’ is enjoying quite the formal renaissance. Curiously, recent examples of this newly popular epistolary genre exhibit striking…

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Planned Parenthood finally grapples with Margaret Sanger’s racist past

23 July 2020 8:01 am

In a startling departure from its typically dogged defenses, Planned Parenthood admitted through clenched teeth this week what many have…

utopia

Silence isn’t violence

22 July 2020 11:51 pm

In the evenings, when I want to relax, I watch a Russian named Max build a log cabin. Max is,…

black voters

Will black voters abandon the Democrats in 2024?

18 July 2020 7:10 am

Joe Biden owes his nomination to black Democrats, who never joined the revolution led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, closed ranks…

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Is this the sanest debate on race yet?

18 July 2020 2:56 am

The race debate is rapidly descending into a one-note diatribe where white accountability has become the only game in town.…

We’re making a spectacle of shame

11 July 2020 9:00 am

When I was about ten, on return home from church I ate a peach, the juice of which dribbled down…

Can the republic survive?

5 July 2020 4:28 am

‘A republic, if you can keep it.’ That was Ben Franklin’s famous response when asked, as the Constitutional Convention ended…

The Black Lives Matter movement is re-racialising society

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do we really want to re-racialise society?

Don’t play a game you can’t win

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Of all the people who have made cash in the past month, few can have raked it in like Robin…

revolution

The neoliberal counter-revolution

2 July 2020 1:34 pm

America is not in the middle of a revolution — it is a reactionary putsch. About four years ago, the…

african american

Trump’s African American ‘silent minority’ could swing the election

2 July 2020 1:34 am

Donald Trump’s efforts to broaden his appeal to the African American community are bearing fruit. Rasmussen polling noted in early…

reparations

The poison of reparations

1 July 2020 3:27 am

Reparations are a recipe for rancor. Under the guise of settling a grievance, they intensify and often eternalize it. They…

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It’s not about Woodrow Wilson. It’s about indoctrination

28 June 2020 6:20 pm

On November 18, 2015, a group of Princeton University undergraduates calling themselves the Black Justice League, or BJL, invaded historic…

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The less something is a problem, the more people talk about it

What if Oxford PPE graduates on TV were made to wear pink conical hats?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

You can’t discuss racial inequality without using the N-word. And you can’t debate social justice without adding the C-word and…

Political pandering won’t prevent Covid deaths

27 June 2020 9:00 am

When the media have gone large on the conclusions of an overpoweringly tedious report, one of the biggest favours a…

To save black lives, police top brass must face reality

27 June 2020 9:00 am

To save black lives, top brass must face reality

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Do we erase Black history when we take down statues?

27 June 2020 6:30 am

The Summer Of Our Discontent is in full swing and the social guillotines — at first applied to legitimate injustice…

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace

NASCAR gets its own Jussie Smollett

25 June 2020 2:39 am

NASCAR fans breathed a collective sigh of relief two weeks ago when the sport singlehandedly stopped racism dead in its…