We talked about the new Kanye album, the passing of John Witherspoon, riding the subway while black and more!
A fun discussion with the play cousins Joy and Jacque about British culture, attitudes to race and class and why the tabloids are so mean to Meghan Markle. I’m on about 40 minutes in.
We had a good discussion on WBLS 107.5’s open line 2nd hour about Trump, impeachment, Democratic talking points and much more.
In November 2016 – shortly after Donald Trump was elected nearly three years ago – I wrote the following article for The New Statesman about his use of racism as a political strategy in order to appeal to the grievances of white Americans who feel that their sense of identity is under threat. As I […]
View this post on Instagram “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way” – Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Reflecting on the life and […]
The wonderful instagram community @disruptivewoman – which features dynamic, pioneering women – was kind enough to feature me as one of their interviewees. The question they asked was “what problem in the world do you want to solve?”. What a great question! I had a lot to say on that one. See my answer is below: […]
Every time Donald Trump makes a comment about a non-white country, or a non-white person, it becomes increasingly obvious that his America-First agenda is a zero-sum game whose aim is to elevate all things white while denigrating anything and anybody else. In Trump’s world, everything related to whiteness and white people (neo-Nazis included) is right […]
[Originally published in The Atlantic] The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. A detail from “Mercedes Arroyo,” 1952DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a […]
[Originally published in The Guardian] Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wants to celebrate confederate history – but it is inextricably linked to slavery There’s no shortage of events to create uproar in America. A couple of weeks ago it was caused by members of the Tea Party who seemed to forget that this is 2010, not […]
One year in office for a black president was never going to be long enough to cool America’s heated battles over race Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial in 1968. Barack Obama used the day before his inauguration to honour King. Photograph: Francis Miller/Getty The past year has provided the world with the opportunity […]
By backing Glenn Beck’s wild rant that Barack Obama is racist, Rupert Murdoch is as incendiary as his Fox News pundits When watching the likes of Glenn Beck (or other pundits of his leanings) on Fox News, I’m not just alarmed by the man himself. It takes a big team of people to sustain a daily TV […]