Even in the right's more polite precincts, Cochran's late appeal to black Democrats is considered an grave sin.
And what is FIFA going to do about it?
Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Ignorant Journalism, and Whether He Talks to President Obama
June 05, 2014
Plus: What he didn't like about The New Republic.
The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
May 25, 2014
Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.
I Went on a Conservative Radio Show to Talk About Slavery Reparations. This Absurd, Hilarious Debate Ensued.
May 22, 2014
The conversation ended when I accused him of being less interested in racial problems than in stirring up trouble.
The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand
May 21, 2014
We can debate reparations all we want. But we can't decide whether to make reparations until we know exactly what doing so would entail.
A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.
Racist Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Reveals the Depths of Conservative White Supremacism Denial
April 24, 2014
For the right as a whole, Cliven Bundy is symptomatic of a very big problem.
Conservatives Hold the Line, Offer Weak Defense of Racist Rancher As Martyr for Liberty
April 24, 2014
I had assumed that Cliven Bundy's lapse into slaver nostalgia would augur the end of his martyr status on the right. But I was wrong.
Europe's Most Racist Christmas Tradition
December 06, 2013
A blackface holiday in the continent's most famously tolerant country