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Tag Archives: Whites
Following a Two-Year Decline, Suicide Rates Rose Again in 2021
Suicide increased among younger Black, Hispanic and Native American people, and declined among whites and older people, the C.D.C. reported.
Biden Breaks Ground on a Huge Project: Winning Back the White Working Class
In a State of the Union address that focused heavily on job creation, the president signaled the opening of a yearslong push to persuade white working-class voters to return to the Democratic fold.
The Enduring, Invisible Power of Blond
Blond is more than just a hair color.
Selling Houses While Black
About 6 percent of real estate agents and brokers in the United States are Black. Their white peers make almost three times as much, according to data and surveys.
Kevin McCarthy Can’t Give Republican Rebels What They Really Want
The G.O.P. is afraid of demographic and social change. But Kevin McCarthy can’t do anything about that.
Victor Hugo Statue Takes a Prominent Place in France’s Debate on Race
After a restoration darkened the hue of a statue at the birthplace of the French writer, complaints ensued — then vandalism.
America’s Toxic Gun Culture Is Invading Our Politics
Gun-rights extremism and political violence are inextricably linked.
When a Violent Race Riot in Washington Square Park Roiled New York City
Four decades ago, a bat-wielding mob raged through Washington Square Park, leaving dozens injured and one dead. The violence lasted only 10 minutes, but the repercussions persist today.
The Republican Party and the Scourge of Extremist Violence
A fight for the soul of the G.O.P. is underway, and it has consequences for everyone.
White Supremacists Are a Problem for America, and the World
Right-wing extremist violence in the U.S. is part of a global phenomenon. It should be treated that way.
John Fetterman and the Fight for White Working-Class Voters
How the Democrats’ Senate candidate in Pennsylvania fits into a plan to win back the constituency that was once the core of their base.
America Can Have Democracy or Political Violence. Not Both.
Political violence from right-wing extremists is a growing problem in America. What can we do about it?
The Battle for Blue-Collar White Voters Raging in Biden’s Birthplace
Among white working-class voters in places like northeast Pennsylvania, the Democratic Party has both the furthest to fall and the most to gain.
Their America Is Vanishing. Like Trump, They Insist They Were Cheated.
The white majority is fading, the economy is changing and there’s a pervasive sense of loss in districts where Republicans fought the outcome of the 2020 election.
Dozens of Candidates of Color Give House Republicans a Path to Diversity
The party has fielded 67 Black, Latino, Asian or Native American candidates for the House, by its count, and the number in Congress is almost certain to grow.
Lost Hope of Lasting Democratic Majority
Revisiting an influential book and the notion that demographics are destiny.
‘House of the Dragon’ Is Less Sexist and Racist. But Is it Good?
The showrunners say they’ve heard and responded to criticism of ‘Game of Thrones,” but some say that has made the new show boring.
US Life Expectancy Falls Again in ‘Historic’ Setback
The decline during the pandemic is the sharpest in nearly 100 years, hitting American Indian and Native Alaskan communities particularly hard.
Racial Disparities Have Marked the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout
New York City has released new data showing that Black men have received far fewer monkeypox vaccines than their share of the at-risk population.
The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs
We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.
In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest
At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people.
Red and Blue America Will Never Be the Same
There are long-term trends for both parties to be happy about.
Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.
New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.
Black Leaders Are Conveying the Far Left’s Unease With Eric Adams
The mayor’s skill in wielding race and biography has energized Black activists with shared experiences to push alternate solutions to New York City’s problems.
There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things
“Racism has undermined efforts to deliver a social safety net in the U.S. for a very long time,” one scholar says.
Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities
A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020.
Americans Are Hungry for Change, So Get Ready for More Turmoil
For the White House in 2024, think outsider and unconventional.
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.
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.
Raphael Warnock: I Can Still Hear My Father’s Voice
Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.
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.
What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn’t
It is possible to opt out of far-right co-optation.
Trump Has Uncorked a ‘Toxic Blend of Extremist Orientations’
The MAGA formula was “a white Christian nationalist strategy from the beginning.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.