Briahna Joy Gray reacts to President Biden’s plummeting poll numbers amongst Black Americans.
By Samuel Goldman, The Week Democrats are approaching panic. Frustrated by congressional wrangling and sagging presidential approval, the party is looking to reverse a trend that points toward heavy losses in 2022 and perhaps 2024, when former President Donald Trump seems likely to mount another bid for the […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff discuss the decision by Bill De Blasio to end NYC’s Gifted & Talented Program due to ‘segregation’ as his Mayoral tenure ends.
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist Black Agenda Report Police killings of Black people are a feature of American law enforcement and they are deliberately under counted. The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are “mislabelled .” The […]
By Nick Gillespie Reason “If you want to fight the impulse that we human beings have to feel better than others,” says Chloé Valdary, “it’s a bad idea to make people so insecure.” Chloé Valdary had an unusual childhood. She grew up in a Christian family, but one […]
By Ashley Lucas, Plough I. FATHER, PANTHER, SOLDIER, SPY In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Russell Maroon Shoatz was released from twenty-two consecutive years of solitary confinement into the general prison population. This is twenty-one years and fifty weeks longer than the length of time in solitary the United Nations […]
Wednesday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pressed an FBI official on the radicalization of police officers by white supremacy groups.
Alyssa Farah makes the case for better media coverage of the country’s hundreds of missing Native American girls and women.
By Shiho Fukada, Keith Bedford Photojournalist and filmmaker team Keith Bedford and Shiho Fukada are married. They met in New York. Fukada is originally from Japan and started to miss her family when they were living in New York with their young son. Fukada and Bedford wanted him […]
My guest today is Christopher Rufo. Christopher is a documentary filmmaker and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He has almost single-handedly led the national fight against Critical Race Theory, as it manifests in public schools and in workplaces. I haven’t said much about this subject yet. […]
National security reporter Spencer Ackerman on 9/11, mass surveillance at home, and failed wars abroad. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States invaded and occupied two countries, bombed four others, helped create 21 million refugees and cause over 800,000 deaths, and spent over $6 trillion […]
This is an interesting annotated bibliography of works that critique critical race theory from a leftist perspective. READ MORE
Matt lost his voice this week, so we’re unpaywalling this extended interview with Adolph Reed. We’ll be back next week with Monday Mourning and a new UI episode. Subscribers can still get their UI fix with Katie’s attempt at the Taibbi dating app, also out today. “But if […]
By Hailey Sadle and Darian Woehr, Washington Post Kay Atene’s family lives together on the same red earth in Oljato-Monument Valley in Utah that her great-grandparents returned to after surviving the “Long Walk” more than 150 years ago. Generations living together is central to how the Navajo have […]
Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School and author of Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, joins The Realignment to discuss how political and […]
California, where non-Hispanic whites are now only around 36% of the population, is something of a test market for the racial/ethnic future of the US. So far, it’s not the rainbow utopia envisioned by the left or the civil war envisioned by sectors of the far right. It’s […]
by Tracy Jan Jena McGregor Meghan Hoyer Washington Post After the murder of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests, corporate America acknowledged it could no longer stay silent and promised to take an active role in confronting systemic racism. From Silicon Valley to Wall Street, companies proclaimed “Black lives […]
The Week Staff August 23, 2021 The U.S. and Canada are starting to face their history of forcing indigenous children into abusive boarding schools. Here’s everything you need to know: What was the school’s goal? Simply put, cultural genocide. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the U.S. government […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley In case you haven’t noticed, the shit has kind of hit the fucking fan in Kabul. If you haven’t noticed, you must be Amish and I envy you because the banshees of cable news have been screaming about […]
By Rafia Zakaria, The Nation Afghan women never asked for US air strikes. On a March evening in 1999, a wealthy Hollywood socialite named Mavis Leno, the wife of late-night superstar Jay Leno, held a fundraiser to which she invited her rich and/or famous friends. The event was […]
By Aaron Miguel Cantú The Intercept Far from breaking with Trump’s civil disorder prosecutions, Biden has doubled down with an expansive view of extremism. WITH GAS MASKS covering their faces, police officers in Mobile, Alabama, stood guard at the entrance of a highway on-ramp as tear gas wafted in […]
Duh? By John Reid Blackwell Times-Dispatch The economic gap between white workers and workers of color has widened during the pandemic, as well as the wealth gap between lower income Virginians and those with higher incomes, according to a recent study by Virginia Commonwealth University and research from […]
0:00 Intro 2:19 Does systemic racism still exist in the US? 12:26 Addressing “racial inequities” rather than “systemic racism” 18:30 John: “The idea that modern colleges and universities are racist spaces is false” 29:18 Race and the academic job market 34:40 Why does anger persist even after progress toward […]
By Joel Kotkin National Socialism, Maoism and Marxism-Leninism all have one thing in common: they boil down human experience to one aspect, such as race or class, and diminish the struggles and achievements of much of humanity. In some respects, as an approach to understanding history, CRT has […]
The growth in the American population over the last decade was driven entirely by minority communities, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, as the number of white Americans declined for the first time since the nation’s founding.
I am inclined toward the view that Thomas Sowell’s analysis of economics and race, and Kevin Carson’s analysis of economics and class, mutually reinforce each other. Carson focuses on how the state keeps down the working class and Sowell focuses on how the state keeps down blacks. Ironically, […]
On The Jacobin Show, Adolph Reed and Walter Benn Michaels address the longstanding contention that white workers are too committed to their white identity to fight for universal public goods.
By Caleb Ward, Curious Refuge I was recently looking to share a few links about systemic racism in our ‘Curious Weekly’ newsletter. However, after a little research, I was shocked to find the best list of systemic racism examples didn’t come from a peer-reviewed study or news publication, […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I am not a politically correct animal. Out of the good of my bleeding heart, I’ve tried, but my species of genderfuck extraterrestrial just doesn’t swing that way. When the good lord Kali made this mess, she made […]
By Justin Podur, Counterpunch Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can […]
A panel discussion with James Lindsay, Christopher Rufo, Karlyn Borysenko and others for HB544 in NH
This is a panel discussion conducted for state legislators in New Hampshire to help them understand critical race theory.
Ben Burgis came across a James Lindsay tweet that alleged to break critical race theory down into six stages of history. Ben quote tweeted the aforementioned tweet and compared it to a Jordan Peterson line of thought, but called it even worse. The “apolitical” founder of New Discourses […]
0:00 John McWhorter, master of his craft 5:18 Is John a “Black linguist”? Is Glenn a “Black economist”? 13:45 Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump address police violence against white victims 24:25 Defining CRT 35:35 Is the CRT debate comparable to other debates in education? 43:43 Glenn: It is […]
0:00 Intro 1:10 Comparing the legacies of Thomas Sowell and George Schuyler 5:27 Making the case for Sowell’s significance 16:55 The task of the popularizer 23:55 Why Sowell’s book A Conflict of Visions is important 31:15 The norm of inter-group disparity 40:47 What happened to Glenn’s generation of […]
In a world where workplace diversity sessions increasingly resemble Maoist struggle sessions, Chloé Valdary’s Theory of Enchantment seminars seek to bring people together using popular culture to explore our common humanity and generate empathy rather than division. The 28-year-old Valdary started a group to combat anti-semitism as an […]
By Cam Edwards Bearing Arms Given the anti-gun attitudes of the editors of the Boston Globe, I was shocked to see a column headlined “The Very Racist History of Gun Control” on the paper’s website this weekend. I’m sure the piece by longtime columnist Jeff Jacoby has caused […]
This week, Briahna Joy Gray debates one of America’s foremost Black conservative public intellectuals, Brown University Economics Professor Glenn Loury. Is there overlap between conservative critics of liberal race politics lefty critics of liberal “woke” culture? Or does the conservative focus on fixing “Black culture” serve the same […]
I’m currently having an interesting debate/discussion with this blogger. Interesting fellow. Check it out: Banned Hipster The idea of elite factions, uprisings and lumpen is quite a bit broader than progressive vs conservative in Preston’s view. Take the good old furry v brony divide. In a civil war […]
By Wilfred Reilly Quillette The line between moral and empirical claims is a tricky one for debaters. In his thoughtful Quillette essay, “The Limitations of Black Conservative Thought,” Aaron Hanna—like me, a professor of Political Science—critiques some of the more sweeping theoretical claims of America’s intellectual tradition of […]
Rep. Brad Schneider’s Staff’s Racist Treatment of Black Employee Should Remind Us of Lynching, Tuskegee, Ethnic Cleansing
By Joe Kopsick, Aquarian Agrarian Three days ago – on July 15th, 2021 – a story about racially disparaging remarks, made by an employee of Democratic Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider named Karyn Davidman, made international headlines, as the DailyMail published an article titled “Black staffer for Democrat Rep. […]
Kenny Xu, president of Color Us United, discusses his new book, “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]
The problem is that the elites think they are enlightened beyond all others, so they will always be right in their own mind.
By Matt Taibbi Funny, outspoken, and original, the political science professor and author talks race, class, liberalism, and Robin DiAngelo on Useful Idiots. Last May, the Democratic Socialists of America invited the longtime Yale, Northwestern, and University of Pennsylvania professor Adolph Reed to speak to the New York […]
I’ve always suspected that as the demographic of conservative white Christians continued to shrink in size and lose power politically, they would become more militant and more likely to embrace ideologies and perspectives further outside of the mainstream. However, the future of conservatism in the US is less […]
By Becky Sullivan, NPR Two dramatic trends that for years have defined the shifting landscape of religion in America — a shrinking white Christian majority, alongside the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans — have stabilized, according to a new, massive survey of American religious practice. What was once […]
The interview with Reed starts about 48 minutes into this. In his return to Useful Idiots, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, editor of Nonsite (https://nonsite.org/) & Adolph Reed explains why Robin DiAngelo and “White Fragility” are so “problematic.” In addition to reacting to […]
A problem that I see with this article is that what the authors (one of whom I know personally) are describing is not so much critical race theory specifically as much as contemporary “anti-racism” ideology generally (and related concepts like privilege theory, intersectionality, “whiteness,” etc.), and the illiberalism […]
By Matt Taibbi Are Republicans tilting at the wrong windmill? New Substack author Wesley Yang, who coined the term “Successor Ideology,” describes a movement that goes far beyond race. The headline for Wednesday’s CNN feature said it all: The critical race theory panic has White people afraid that […]