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Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste | The New Yorker

Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste

By comparing white supremacy in the U.S. to the caste system in India, her new book at once illuminates and collapses a complex history, Sunil Khilnani writes.

Disparity Ideology, Coronavirus, and the Danger of the Return of Racial Medicine | Common Dreams Views

Opinion | Disparity Ideology, Coronavirus, and the Danger of the Return of Racial Medicine

Why "race" is less useful—both empirically and politically—than ever as a proxy for the social conditions of poverty, lack of healthcare, and mass inequality.

The Perils of “People of Color” | The New Yorker

The Perils of “People of Color”

E. Tammy Kim writes about the emergence of the term “people of color” as a means of fostering inclusiveness among peoples of disparate ethnicities.

Opinion | Which Party Represents the Racial Future? - The New York Times

Opinion | Which Party Represents the Racial Future? - The New York Times

Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context | NEJM

Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context | NEJM

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context

A conversation with Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute.

Opinion | How white supremacy infected Christianity and the Republican Party

A conversation with Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute.

A Swiftian satire of American racism still speaks to us nearly 90 years after it was first published

Revisiting Black No More | Little Atoms

A Swiftian satire of American racism still speaks to us nearly 90 years after it was first published

Please Stop Imposing American Views about Race on Us - Persuasion

Please Stop Imposing American Views about Race on Us

Looking at the experience of black Britons through an American lens obscures more than it reveals.

‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. - The New York Times

‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. - The New York Times

This Is the Casual Racism That I Face at My Elite High School - The New York Times

This Is the Casual Racism That I Face at My Elite High School - The New York Times

It’s written in our flesh and rehearsed throughout history.

White supremacy is a script we’re given at birth

It’s written in our flesh and rehearsed throughout history.

Identity Politics, Coleman Hughes, and the Left: A Reply to Samuel Kronen | Merion West

Identity Politics, Coleman Hughes, and the Left: A Reply to Samuel Kronen | Merion West

Merion West is an online magazine that publishes commentary, in-depth interviews and book reviews from across the political spectrum.

Rethinking Race – Areo

Rethinking Race - Areo

At the beginning of the twentieth century, to be a progressive, right-thinking American intellectual was to believe in the genetic superiority of certain racial groups. Otherwise known as eugenics or…View Post

Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have assumed complementary roles. While Obama’s post-racialism traces lingering inequities to the cultural deficiencies of the black and brown poor themselves, Coates attributes racial disparities to an inexorable white prejudice. Because each of these frameworks divorces racial inequality from political economy, Obama’s post-racialism and Coates’s case for reparations promote a politics that is responsible for the widening gulf between the nation’s haves…

Between Obama and Coates

Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have assumed complementary roles. While Obama’s post-racialism traces lingering inequities to the cultural deficiencies of the black and brown poor themselves, Coates attributes racial disparities to an inexorable white prejudice. Because each of these frameworks divorces racial inequality from political economy, Obama’s post-racialism and Coates’s case for reparations promote a politics that is responsible for the widening gulf between the nation’s haves…

Simply put, Jessica Krug was a minstrel act, a racist caricature. But while Krug’s persona was certainly offensive, what’s far more offensive is that there is a demand for this kind of performance in liberal academic circles.

“Jess La Bombalera” and the Pathologies of Racial Authenticity

Simply put, Jessica Krug was a minstrel act, a racist caricature. But while Krug’s persona was certainly offensive, what’s far more offensive is that there is a demand for this kind of performance in liberal academic circles.

The Human Cost of Higher Education's Adjunct Shift - The Atlantic

The Death of an Adjunct

Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.