Race

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…

race

The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

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Self-righteous vandals

22 June 2020 12:47 am

Violent left-wing activists have taken to styling themselves as antifa, short for ‘anti-fascists’, though their street-fighting tactics resemble nothing so…

marching

Marching against racism is too easy

21 June 2020 12:46 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

Was Priti Patel really ‘gaslighting’ MPs?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Gaslight has been a useful word meaning ‘to manipulate a person by psychological means into questioning his or her own…

silent

I will not be silent

19 June 2020 2:07 am

After the horrible death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, I started to grow increasingly uncomfortable by what I saw. I…

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Black mass: the Georgetown Lecture Fund’s odd diversity campaign

18 June 2020 9:11 am

The New York Times’s opinion editor resigned in disgrace earlier this month following a newsroom revolt over the publication of…

anti-racism

What anti-racism really means and how to talk about it

17 June 2020 1:39 am

How do you navigate conversations with people when the default assumption is that you’re a racist? What do you do…

Marching against racism is too easy

13 June 2020 9:00 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

police

The truth about America’s police culture

11 June 2020 1:31 pm

America can often look, to outsiders, like a country of two warring tribes: the Trumpish anti-PC brigade vs the woke…

black vote

Can Trump appeal to America’s black silent minority?

10 June 2020 8:37 am

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of Donald Trump’s re-election is his weakness in every big city…

abolish police

Abolish the police. Then what?

10 June 2020 3:42 am

One of the best rules of thumb to emerge from systems theory is Stafford Beer’s famous statement: the purpose of…

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Remember when Joe Biden gave a eulogy for Strom Thurmond?

9 June 2020 8:59 pm

Biden did not attend the private funeral and burial of George Floyd today. Instead, Biden recorded a video to be…

Why are street protestors exempt from the corona clause?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is nearly four years since Black Lives Matter had their first major protest in London. Emulating their US counterparts,…