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Race

October 21, 2022 5:30 am

From Dog Whistle to Rebel Yell

The disturbing direction of MAGA rhetoric about race.
Theodore R. Johnson
October 19, 2022 5:30 am

Attack Ads Are Darkening the Skin Tone of Black Candidates

While those responsible claim innocent technical problems, the larger pattern is consistent. So is the effect: heightened white racial anxieties.
Bill Lueders
October 18, 2022 5:30 am

Progressive Bigotry and the L.A. City Council Controversy

The ugly racial politics of the right and the left, and the limits of “antiracism.”
Cathy Young
September 22, 2022 5:30 am

The Black Silent Majority

It has largely been discounted or ignored by the broader political class.
Theodore R. Johnson
June 16, 2022 5:27 am

The Real Story of the Politics of Juneteenth

Politicians took the easy way out for a day that’s about America doing the hard things.
Theodore R. Johnson
June 9, 2022 5:30 am

Race and Place: How Community Disparities Affect Inequality

A growing body of social science evidence shows that disparities in neighborhoods cause disparities in life chances and individual outcomes—and…
Lawrence Eppard and Erik Nelson
May 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Danger of the ‘Great Replacement’ Theory

. . . and the stupidity of race-based predictions in American politics.
Yascha Mounk
April 14, 2022 5:30 am

Will 2022 Be the Year of the Black Republican?

How the dynamics of polarization and movement conservatism could work in their favor.
Theodore R. Johnson
March 8, 2022 2:32 pm

Congress Passes Historic Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

After hundreds of attempts across more than a century, a federal antilynching bill now awaits the president’s signature.
Theodore R. Johnson
February 10, 2022 5:30 am

The Role of Racial Resentment in Our Politics

The parties seem further apart on questions of race today than they have been for some time—but the truth is…
Theodore R. Johnson