Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?
The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.
2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege
I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness.” The Trump era has opened my eyes.
‘Taking a knee’: An Army tradition
In the Army, taking a knee is a way of gaining perspective. The rest of us could use some of that.
The Real Threat to America Comes From Americans
Just as the Arab world struggles to come to grips with jihadism, the United States has failed to grapple with its own demons.
What Will You Choose?
How long will America’s highest officials continue to support Trump's monstrous behavior?
Our Missing President
Two crises in the past week demanded leadership of the singular sort that only the president can supply. Trump failed on both counts.
The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal
The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.
The GOP Is America’s Party of White Nationalism
The Republican party's racists were once pushed to the fringes. In the Trump era, they're in charge.
From Mother Jones to Middlebury: The Problem and Promise of Political Violence in Trump’s America
You won't understand the resistance if you never stop judging it.
10 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Address to Congress
We'll offer our take on how we think he did later in the week.
President Bannon’s Hugely Destructive First Week in Office
The puppet master is leading the Trump administration down a road of carnage.
Europe’s Far-Right Anger Is Moving Mainstream
Anti-immigrant, anti-Europe, anti-Muslim sentiment is resonating with more and more voters in Europe.
Trump Appointments Send an Ominous Signal
Inexperience, horrible judgment, and a bad man are an awful combination.
Racial inclusion and diversity in the armed forces: Some thoughts on today
Despite serving in every major conflict in American history, a policy of segregation reduced African Americans to second-tier soldiers and citizens for nearly 170 years.
Japan’s Summer of Women
Three women have recently risen to high political positions in Japan’s famously closed society, but is the country really ready to embrace openness and inclusion?
FIFA Dismantled Its Anti-Racism Task Force And Says Its Work Is Done
Despite calls for it to remain intact, FIFA has dismantled its anti-racism task force.
There Are No Successful Black Nations
And the indignity and helplessness of blacks in America won’t end until we have a first-world African nation to lift up our people.
The State Department Has a Diversity Problem
Despite decades of attempts to make the Foreign Service look more like the real America, it’s still pretty much white, male, and Yale.