The Ghost of Cornel West
April 19, 2015
President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar?
Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
April 17, 2015
The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.
What American Jews have to deal with these days, in terms of anti-Semitism, isn’t racial or religious marginalization so much as a continued ideology fixated on the idea that Jews control everything.
The lies act as shield for police violence and as a larger source of corruption in the criminal justice system.
And they should embrace the idea of celebrating the country's reunion.
Does the Holocaust Discount Jewish White Privilege?
April 07, 2015
It’s entirely possible for a Jew whose relatives were killed in the Holocaust to benefit from certain aspects of white privilege. But that history means Jews are not able to be carefree about their identity like other privileged groups.
Ferguson Faces Its Future
April 03, 2015
Tuesday's election is the first since Michael Brown's death.
Why "Indie" Music Is So Unbearably White
April 02, 2015
If indie wants to be less white, its musicians, fans, and critics should stop defining the genre through whiteness.
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Was Not Built on a Lie
March 18, 2015
Ferguson's message is as powerful as ever.
The Color Purple has remained a cultural touchstone for black women in America.