Democrats Are Having a Purity Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time

“It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity,” one nonprofit official says.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Buck Ellison’s Great White Society

From the driving range to the dude ranch, an artist stages intimate, alluring portraits of U.S. hegemony from within its walls.

#content-type-personal-profile, #ellison-buck-1987, #high-net-worth-individuals, #photography, #prince-erik-d, #united-states, #whites

Raphael Warnock: I Can Still Hear My Father’s Voice

Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #fathers-day, #men-and-boys, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

Racists Once Scoured This Georgia County. Now It Proves Racists Wrong.

The slow return of diversity to an area that brutally drove out its Black residents has been accompanied by a boom that gives the lie to “Great Replacement” conspiracy theories.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cumming-ga, #forsyth-county-ga, #minorities, #phillips-patrick-1970, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn’t

It is possible to opt out of far-right co-optation.

#anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #winfrey-oprah

Trump Has Uncorked a ‘Toxic Blend of Extremist Orientations’

The MAGA formula was “a white Christian nationalist strategy from the beginning.”

#christians-and-christianity, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

The Right’s Violence Problem

The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #internal-storyline-no, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Biden Heads to Buffalo to Mourn Shooting Victims

The challenge for a president who came to office preaching unity may be how to take on those preaching hate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mass-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Racist Attack Spotlights Elise Stefanik’s Echo of Replacement Theory

The No. 3 House Republican, who has shifted to the hard right along with her party, has touched on the ideas animating white replacement theory. She is not sorry.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #mass-shootings, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stefanik-elise, #whites

The Buffalo Shooting Was Not a Random Act of Violence

The Buffalo killings are an extreme expression of a worldview that has become increasingly central to the identity of the Republican Party.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #camus-renaud, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gendron-payton-s, #immigration-and-emigration, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Grief and Anger Sweep Through Buffalo a Day After a Racist Massacre

New details about the accused gunman’s path and past began to emerge, as Gov. Hochul vowed to act on hate speech.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conklin-ny, #gendron-payton-s, #hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.

#apartheid-policy, #black-people, #california, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #musk-elon, #musk-errol, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #south-africa, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter, #whites

What to Know About Tucker Carlson’s Rise

A Times examination of the host’s career and singular influence at Fox News shows how his trajectory traces the transformation of American conservatism itself.

#carlson-tucker, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #ratings-audience-measurement, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #whites

The Politics of Fear Show No Sign of Abating

New research in psychology and political science reveals just how deep our anxieties about others lie.

#fear-emotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #presidential-election-of-2024, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #whites

Nashville Stars Honor Baseball’s Past by Focusing on the Future

Named after a team from the Negro leagues, the Nashville Stars give young players, Black and white, passion and purpose in the game.

#baseball, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #nashville-tenn, #negro-league, #whites

‘Gangsta Night’ Was Supposed to Be Fun. Some Thought It Was Racist.

How a student event revealed racial fault lines in a rural New York town.

#binghamton-ny, #black-people, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #new-york-state, #school-discipline-students, #whites

Jane Campion and the Perils of the Backhanded Compliment

Jane Campion’s comment about Venus and Serena Williams reminded our critic of his own night of ‘botched fanciness’ and racial slights.

#black-people, #campion-jane, #king-richard-movie, #lewis-norm-1963, #movies, #ringgold-faith, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #whites, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

The Villages in Florida: Shangri-La or Shameful?

Readers have strong views about the huge retirement community that offers countless clubs and activities and is largely white and conservative.

#baby-boomers, #black-people, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #villages-the-fla, #whites

An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families

In “Born of Lakes and Plains,” Anne F. Hyde draws attention to the roles that intermarriage played in the development of the American West.

#books-and-literature, #born-of-lakes-and-plains-mixed-descent-peoples-and-the-making-of-the-american-west-book, #hyde-anne-f, #marriages, #midwestern-states-us, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #western-states-us, #whites

Status Anxiety Is Blowing Wind Into Trump’s Sails

The adverse economic developments resulting from trade imports that produced a sharp shift to the right are still wreaking political havoc. 

#democratic-party, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #north-american-free-trade-agreement, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Book Review: Frederick Douglass’s Uneasy Alliance With White Abolitionists

Linda Hirshman’s “The Color of Abolition” pulls the curtain on the “casual racism of the privileged” that flourished in some abolitionist circles.

#books-and-literature, #douglass-frederick, #garrison-william-lloyd, #hirshman-linda, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #the-color-of-abolition-how-a-printer-a-prophet-and-a-contessa-moved-a-nation-book, #whites

Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pelosi-nancy, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites

Freedom’s Just Another Word for … What Exactly?

We all want liberty. The question is what we each want to do with it,

#lincoln-abraham, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wallace-george-c, #whites

The Great ‘West Side Story’ Debate

With the Steven Spielberg film coming soon, three critics, a playwright and a theater historian weigh in on whether the musical deserves a new hearing — and how.

#bernstein-leonard, #kushner-tony, #laurents-arthur, #movies, #puerto-ricans, #race-and-ethnicity, #robbins-jerome, #sondheim-stephen, #spielberg-steven, #theater, #west-side-story-2021-movie, #west-side-story-movie, #west-side-story-play, #whites

Minneapolis’ School Plan Asks White Families to Help Integrate

In a citywide overhaul, a beloved Black high school was rezoned to include white students from a richer neighborhood. It has been hard for everyone.

#black-people, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

In a Picture-Postcard New York Town, Racist Incidents Rattle Schools

When students in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, returned to school in the fall, a disturbing video of a white student threatening to kill Black people renewed concerns about racism.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

How a Prosecutor Addressed a Mostly White Jury and Won a Conviction in the Arbery Case

Linda Dunikoski, a prosecutor brought in from the Atlanta area, struck a careful tone in a case that many saw as an obvious act of racial violence.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dunikoski-linda, #jury-system, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Ahmaud Arbery Was Murdered. But His Life Will Not Be Forgotten.

We do not just remember the death. We remember the life, the beauty, the art, the feeling, the waiting, the living.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

How Far-Right Extremism Invaded Mainstream Politics

A historian of the white power movement discusses Jan. 6, Tucker Carlson and the threat of politically motivated violence.

#right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #whites

Colorism and Racism Belong to the Same Family

The relative decline of whites in the population does not guarantee racial progress.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #pew-research-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

A Black Man Killed by a White Mob in 1898 Finally Receives a Funeral

The mob killed Joshua Halsey and up to 250 other people that day in the predominately Black city of Wilmington, N.C. Last weekend, city leaders and Mr. Halsey’s living relatives honored him.

#black-people, #cape-fear-river-north-carolina, #democratic-party, #funerals-and-memorials, #halsey-joshua-d-1898, #new-hanover-county-nc, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #sullivan-john-jeremiah, #whites

The G.O.P. Is Giddy Over ‘C.R.T.’ But Democrats Aren’t Helpless.

The culture wars are never over. That doesn’t mean they always have to end the same way.

#conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #diangelo-robin-author, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #fox-news-channel, #kendi-ibram-x, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rufo-christopher-f, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-for-white-people-to-talk-about-racism-book, #whites

Election Results in Virginia Prove Things Can Get Worse for Democrats

Republicans ran up the margins in rural Virginia counties, the latest sign that Democrats, as one lawmaker put it, “continue to tank in small-town America.”

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #youngkin-glenn-a

Republicans Are Going to Use Dog Whistles. Democrats Can’t Just Ignore Them.

Liberals have to forge an effective counterattack on race.

#atwater-lee, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-jersey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #whites

I Was Told I Have Career Advantages ‘as a Black Woman.’ Here’s How I Replied.

At this point in my career, as a senior leader, I welcome it when people engage me on the topic of race in the workplace.

#black-people, #boards-of-directors, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites, #women-and-girls

In This House, We List Our Beliefs in the Yard

How a lawn sign inspired by mom décor became a liberal mantra — and a symbol of a political battle over white womanhood.

#handicrafts, #national-womans-party, #signs-and-signage, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #women-and-girls

North Carolina Jury Awards White Male Executive $10 Million in Discrimination Case

The jury award for David Duvall, who was fired from his job at Novant Health in North Carolina in 2018, is likely to be reduced under federal law.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #duvall-david, #north-carolina, #novant-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whites

Wokeness Is Oversimplifying the American Creed

Abandoning complexity, abstraction and forgiveness is unenlightened.

#abbot-dorian, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kendi-ibram-x, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Art Institute of Chicago Ends a Docent Program, and Sets Off a Backlash

The museum’s decision to replace its program for volunteer educators with one that “responds to issues of class and income equity” has drawn criticism.

#art-institute-of-chicago, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #rondeau-james, #volunteers-and-community-service, #whites

The Secret Toll of Racial Ambiguity

Rebecca Hall’s new film adaptation of the 1929 novel “Passing” has cracked open a public conversation about colorism and privilege.

#black-people, #hall-rebecca, #movies, #negga-ruth-1982, #passing-movie, #race-and-ethnicity, #thompson-tessa, #whites

Writers Like James Baldwin Led Me to a Black Jesus

For too long, I associated whiteness with holiness.

#baldwin-james-1924-87, #black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #jesus-christ, #whites

It Isn’t That Easy to Just Give People What They Want

Nor would that be totally advisable. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #catalist, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #kendi-ibram-x, #pew-research-center, #phillips-steve, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2012, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #shor-david-1991, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Florida City Sued Over Mural Depicting First Black Female Firefighter as White

Latosha Clemons, who rose to the rank of deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., said the mural’s misrepresentation of her had caused her mental and emotional harm.

#art, #black-people, #boynton-beach-fla, #florida, #murals, #palm-beach-county-fla, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whites

How a Racist Scandal at the F.D.N.Y. Led to Its Biggest Suspensions Ever

The Fire Department has long faced allegations of discrimination. But after George Floyd’s murder, a thread of racist messages ignited new concerns about the department’s racial climate.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a, #race-and-ethnicity, #vulcan-society, #whites

Racism, Redlining and Police Shootings

Often-cited examples of redlining and police shootings don’t tell such a simple story.

#black-people, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #mortgages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #whites

On Charles W. Mills, a Great Philosopher We Lost This Week

A tribute to Charles W. Mills.

#black-people, #charles-w-mills, #internal-sub-only, #liberalism-us-politics, #philosophy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Gabrielle Petito and America’s Obsession With Missing White Women

I’ve seen it happen time and again. Missing white women and girls receive outsize media coverage when other missing people receive none.

#black-people, #haiti, #missing-persons, #news-and-news-media, #petito-gabrielle, #social-media, #texas, #whites, #women-and-girls

White Evangelicals Shun Morality for Power

They’ve been a “political arm of the Republican Party” for decades now.

#christians-and-christianity, #clinton-bill, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #presidential-election-of-2016, #religion-and-belief, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

How Educational Differences Are Widening America’s Political Rift

College graduates are now a firmly Democratic bloc, and they are shaping the party’s future. Those without degrees, by contrast, have flocked to Republicans.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

One Thing We Can Agree on Is That We’re Becoming a Different Country

Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #florida-richard, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haidt-jonathan, #kaufmann-eric-1970, #liberalism-us-politics, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rodden-jonathan, #social-media, #sunstein-cass-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites