Tag: Race

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Burglar"

The real-time intersection of race, crime, reality, and entertainment.

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Out of the Past

The revival of a landmark 1921 musical opens a door on the deep and twisted roots of black performance in America.

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The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin

Searching for meaning at Baldwin’s soon-to-be-demolished home in France.

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A Black Police Officer’s Fight Against the N.Y.P.D.

Was Edwin Raymond punished for not meeting quotas?

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Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”

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The House That Built Cam

To understand Cam Newton, you need to go to a small church 45 minutes outside of Atlanta called Holy Zion Center of Deliverance and hear his dad preach.

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The Drum Major Instinct

“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long.”

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The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.

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White Utopia

The racist foundation of Oregon.

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Ready for Prime Time

After 25 years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star.

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Failure Factories

On Dec. 18, 2007, the school board in Pinellas Country, Florida, voted to abandon integration. They justified the decision with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. A 5-part investigation.

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White Debt

Reckoning with what is owed—and what can never be repaid—for racial privilege.