If you have time for any one long-read today, make it this story by a former U.S. diplomatic officer working in Mexico who was so routinely harassed crossing the border by Customs and Border Protectio
The Texas Rangers have a history as racist as any organization in the country. That a baseball team is named after them and that they are still around today is a problem that very much needs to be sol
Has there been a recent increase in public displays of black antisemitism? That’s certainly been my impression. Apparently, I’m not alone. While I suspect this is just a specific manifesta
This morning, I put up my long-awaited grave post on Andrew Mellon. In comments, people mentioned his loathsome descendant Richard Mellon Scaife. Good point. There’s a grave that needs visiting.
We tend to generalize our discussions of American politics into liberal cities and conservative small towns. But of course it’s far more complicated than that. When I was spending time in small-
We Americans love to tell ourselves a story about how Black people were oppressed and then the Civil Rights Movement happened and Rosa Parks refused to move and Martin Luther King gave a speech and th
At this time of fighting police violence and reckoning with our racist past, it’s worth noting that said past is not about the South, not exclusively nor primarily. It’s about every state
The invaluable historian Robin D.G. Kelley had a great op-ed a few days ago on how we need to think about how we think about looting. Let me offer a more productive question instead: What is the effec