by Frederick Gooding, Jr.
The author is skeptical of the sudden wave of "performative solidarity" by white individuals and corporate America. Ensuring that Black Lives matter will require solidarity in the long term.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Todd Gitlin
Does the arc of the moral universe still bend toward justice?
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Peter-Christian Aigner and Michael Brenes
How liberals, over decades, worked to undermine a proposal that has long enjoyed public support.
SOURCE: Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
by John T. Jost and Orsolya Hunyady
Why is Trump driving liberals berserk? Is it him or us—or both?
SOURCE: New Republic
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Criticizing the president with the kind of radical rhetoric he uses is toxic for American democracy.
by Jim Sleeper
One line of attack: He’s playing into the hands of a well-funded conservative campaign to highlight examples of political correctness that distract us from real injustices.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Adam Gopnik
Three new books interrogate the premises of the Enlightenment.
by Lawrence S. Wittner
The questions suggest conservatives say one thing but do another.
by Julian Zelizer
If liberals really want change, they need to make it happen at the grassroots level.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado regents are conducting a survey to determine whether the school respects diversity for people who disagree on politics, race, gender and sexual orientation.The survey, which was approved Thursday by University of Colorado regents, is planned for the upcoming school year on all campuses.Some conservatives have expressed concern that many educators are too liberal, while other critics have complained that some school officials are intolerant of social differences.In March, the university hired a history professor to be the resident conservative at the Boulder campus. Steven Hayward will serve as the school's first visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy, a temporary position paid by more than $1 million in private funds....
by Mary L. Dudziak
Credit: Obama for America.Cross-posted from Balkanization.Sandy Levinson took Maureen Dowd to task for her column last week, “No Bully in the Pulpit,” which criticized President Obama for failing to pull the votes together to get the gun control bill through the Senate. “Now it's Maureen Dowd who can't connect the dots,” he said.
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