by Tamara Palmer onOctober 16, 2012
From LL's new song to Issa Rae's Web series, the word is the new "ghetto," and it's everywhere.
December 21, 2011
In her dismay at Common's use of the n-word, she forgot a point she once made, says John McWhorter.
September 21, 2011
We're way past echoes of MLK. Obama should stick to his new tough line with the GOP.
September 9, 2011
This week on the Confab: Join Associate Editor Lauren Williams as she chats with Managing Editor Joel Dreyfuss, Washington reporter Cynthia Gordy and Contributing Editor John McWhorter about the effectiveness of “race conversations” and the GOP debate.
August 24, 2011
The limit on how deeply we "feel" each other is why so many conversations about race fail. But so what?
August 19, 2011
From Journal-isms: The move is meant to address competition from the Internet. Plus: What killed King magazine.
July 12, 2011
My colleague on The Root misread my intentions, says the author.
June 8, 2011
When adults learn a new language, they tend to simplify. That's what slaves off the boat and immigrants to Palestine did.
May 17, 2011
Raising moral issues about mass incarceration will not work. Let's argue that halting it will, at last, end their white guilt about the "black problem."
April 14, 2011
Some southern Africans use 150 different sounds -- compared with 44 in English. Here's more proof that humanity originated in Africa.
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These tweets will make you laugh -- and question the American educational system.
Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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