The white share of the U.S. population has been dropping, from a little under 90% in 1950 to 60% in 2018. It will likely drop below 50% in another 25 years.
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” can be read in many ways: as a political memoir, as a story of being black and aspiring in America or as a Cinderella story that transports … Continue reading →
That weekend was one of those that reminded us of what we love about living in the northern Shenandoah Valley—namely, events like the performance in Castleton, Virginia, some twenty-five miles … Continue reading →
The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.
The Republican Party and allied organizations are guilty of engaging in a lengthy and widespread conspiracy to deny the right to vote to millions of American citizens – low income, … Continue reading →
Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an … Continue reading →
The Race Card Project eases people into conversations around the uneasy topic of race and racism. . If you were asked to sum up your thoughts about race in six … Continue reading →
There’s a genre of letters and phone calls that every black person with a media platform gets on a regular basis. They all begin with the correspondent declaring his or … Continue reading →
Slaves Waiting for Sale by Eyre Crowe – Richmond, Virginia, 1853. . DICK, STEPHEN, CHARITY, AND LUCY were their given names — these beloved “Negroes.” They were the propertied slaves owned … Continue reading →
You deserve to be punished with several fists to your face! You’re nothing but a troublemaker! I’ve had enough of your Racist talk! You’d better watch what you say and … Continue reading →
The fossil fuel lobby preached its gospel in Virginia. Now, black churches are fighting back. Rev. Paul Wilson fastens enough buttons on his jacket to stay warm on a chilly … Continue reading →
Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them. . Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next … Continue reading →
Lesley Stahl: Why have you become, people say, the most hated Cabinet secretary? Education Sec. Betsy DeVos: I’m not sure exactly how that happened… I’m more misunderstood than anything. . … Continue reading →