Race

I’m now considered a freak in New York

24 October 2020 9:00 am

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

Kemi Badenoch: ‘Being black is not just about victimhood’

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch on the ‘poison’ of identity politics

New York is a paradise for criminals

17 October 2020 9:00 am

New York New York, New York, once a wonderful town/ The people are crap and the mayor’s a clown/ The…

Who’s missing from that list of Great Black Britons

10 October 2020 9:00 am

There are two striking things about the new book, 100 Great Black Britons, which was compiled to celebrate the achievements…

The most important book on black Britishness has one flaw: its author was white

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Can people of one race really understand the experience of another? asks Colin Grant

blackness

Borrowing Blackness

26 September 2020 2:22 am

I’m old enough to remember when it was considered a noble goal for the United States to become a colorblind…

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

17 September 2020 3:01 am

MAGA country’s most famous resident wants his C-list career back. And some of the most despicable cretins on the left…

rachel dolezal

We are all Rachel Dolezal now

27 August 2020 1:46 am

As late as 2014, most Americans felt there was no need for the country to make any changes to address…

tim scott race

The Republicans have a race problem

26 August 2020 3:39 am

Congratulations to Sen. Tim Scott for delivering one of the best speeches on the opening night of the Republican meta-convention,…

How to have a happy old age

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   Birthdays at my age are for the birds, but always a good excuse for a party. Messages of…

biden

Will Biden get away with his bad record on race?

18 August 2020 7:00 am

If there’s been one hallmark of the Trump campaign’s messaging against Joe Biden, it’s that the former VP is the…

hyperbole

Hyperbole radicalism and the politics of exaggeration

17 August 2020 11:17 pm

‘All I want for Christmas is White genocide.’ So remarked George Ciccariello-Maher, then professor of politics and global studies at…

baptist

What does Kamala Harris really believe?

17 August 2020 8:39 pm

When Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate, the Religion News Service reported that she ‘now considers herself…

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…

kamala

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…

kamala harris reparations

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…

margaret sanger

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…

bret weinstein

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…