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Category: Race

A Contested Border

From El Paso to Matamoros, Stories of Conflict and Identity

by Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga | Aug 14, 2019 | Immigration, Race

Four exceptional journalists who have spent their careers working on subjects pertaining to the United States and Mexico—Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga—convened recently in Marfa, Texas, to discuss the lost history and incendiary politics of the U.S.-Mexico border. The following article contains highlights of their remarkable conversation. Tim Johnson (host): Ruben […]

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“Use Your White Voice:” On Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

by Cyrus Cassells | Aug 13, 2019 | Culture, Race

On this date in 2017, members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and various right-wing militias marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying semi-automatic weapons and chanting racist and antisemitic slogans. Civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed and dozens injured when a car driven by a white supremacist slammed into a crowd of […]

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King’s Moral Clarity Endures

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 21, 2019 | Politics, Race

Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 90 on January 15th this year. All fifty states now celebrate the national holiday commemorating Dr. King’s birthday, though several go out of their way to direct the focus away from his legacy. Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas brazenly continue to pay tribute to slavery by honoring Robert E. […]

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Donald Trump Protest

Letter From Downeast

by Peter Behrens | Oct 11, 2018 | Politics, Race

I’ve just lost a friend. He didn’t die. Our friendship of 41 years expired—burned up, shredded—in one email exchange. Jack—I’ll call him that—grew up in San Mateo County, California, the son of a municipal civil servant in what was a Leave-It-to-Beaver suburb that has since spawned some of the most expensive zip codes in the […]

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The E-Racing of Meghan Markle

by Autumn Hayes | Sep 13, 2018 | Culture, Race

On May 19, 2018, more than 50 million Americans and Britons turned on their televisions to watch Meghan Markle, a freckled, brunette American previously best known for co-starring in the basic-cable legal drama Suits, marry Henry Charles Albert David No-Last-Name, also known as the Duke of Sussex, an equally freckled, very ginger English veteran who […]

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