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