SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò argues that the rhetoric of diversity has allowed an "elite capture" of racial justice movements that strips those movements of the impulse to transform society. Historian Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reviews his new book of essays.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Jonathan Rose
Historian Jonathan Rose reviews a book by British firefighter and "left conservative" Paul Embery which identifies the collapse of both working class communities and open debate in Britain as factors in the demise of Labour as a political force.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
The Trump presidency has raised issues about the extent of racial resentment in White America, the significance of identity politics, and the place of intellectual discovery and academic research in American life that are a long way from resolution.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
Hari Kunzru's review essay examines the current vogue for white antiracism (and antiracist training) through the history of whiteness as a political and academic concept, concluding that many of the most popular books and multicultural pieties strip the idea of its structural elements and reduce it to a question of personal purification.
SOURCE: Stanford Daily
The art history professor used the racial slur while writing the full name of the group N.W.A. and when discussing one of its albums.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Monica Duffy Toft
Internal strife, perhaps civil war or collapse often precedes a decisive demographic shift.
by Joshua Zeitz
Appealing to voters' tribal instincts is a time-honored American tradition. Because it works.
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 Way of Improvement Leads Home
by John Fea
Is Mark Lilla right that liberals need to get beyond identity politics? And just what do we mean by identity politics anyway?
Lilla, a historian at Columbia, argued that the Democratic Party has lost its way by focusing on identity politics.
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