Racism

Conservatives Are Furious at Thad Cochran for Highlighting Chris McDaniel's Racism
June 25, 2014

Even in the right's more polite precincts, Cochran's late appeal to black Democrats is considered an grave sin.

Why Are These Fans Showing Up to World Cup Matches in Blackface?
And what is FIFA going to do about it?
June 25, 2014

And what is FIFA going to do about it?

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. 

That Viral Story About the Racist Ice Cream Song Is Wrong
May 16, 2014

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

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