A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
It’s what our country was founded on—and it will take more than Trump leaving the White House to dismantle it.
Boston Review, Rosie Gillies
The Krugs and Dolezals dominate the headlines, but they are distractions from the fraud that imperils us all: believing oneself to be white.
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
In ‘Be Holding,’ celebrated poet Ross Gay interweaves the legacy of one of basketball’s greatest moments with a meditation on Black resilience.
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.
Some on the right insist that efforts to curtail Thanksgiving are in reality sinister attempts to rewrite the country’s history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
Ron Howard’s Netflix adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ continues a long tradition of seeing hillbillies as a symbol of pristine American whiteness. It’s the same nostalgia Trump has mobilized on the far right.
In this new series, philosophers reflect on the meaning of racial fraud, exploring its stakes—ethical and political, social and historical—and what it tells about the legacy and lived experience of racial injustice.
Unlike gender inequality, racial inequality primarily accumulates across generations. Transracial identification undermines collective reckoning with that injustice.
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
We should condemn the president-elect’s record on race, but that does not foreclose hope for his administration.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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