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racism



  • The Most Dangerous American Idea

    No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government.


  • Please stop saying the past is in the past. It isn’t.

    by Perry Greene

    Nike dropped its Air Max USA 1 shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick worried that the “Betsy Ross” flag design harkens back to an era of black slavery and has been used by white nationalist groups. 


  • Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Which kind of America do we want? A “composite nation” that takes pride in its ethnic and religious diversity and sets an example for other countries who are fearful of immigrants? Or an America afraid of immigrants, especially if not lily white, Christian ones, as Trump and many of his followers desire?



  • What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever

    by Adam Serwer

    "I want to be very clear about what the country saw last night, as an American president incited a chant of “Send her back!” aimed at a Somali-born member of Congress: America has not been here before."