No, Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Was Not “Racist”
Melania Trump’s blatant plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech was many things: ridiculous, dishonest, sloppy, illustrative of an incompetent campaign. But, according to the great minds of the liberal Twitterverse and blogosphere, it deserved one more label to …
The Left’s Repulsive Rationalization of Violence against Police
In the hours and days after terrorist massacres of police, one cannot justify violence and remain a member of polite society. Indeed, polite progressive society is even now engaged in the project of propping up Black Lives Matter — of …
On Last Night’s ‘Town Hall’ on Police and Race
I noted Wednesday that, in his speech at the Dallas memorial service, “the president ignored [an] elephant in the room: He said not a word about the catastrophic out-of-wedlock birthrate among African Americans, especially in our inner cities.”
I noted …
Black Lives Matter Puts Feelings First, Evidence Last
As the families of slain police officers in Dallas, Texas, prepared for the burials of their loved ones, America’s top politicians from both sides of the aisle came to a consensus. They decided that the solution to racial tensions …
The Race War No One Can Win
Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called “The War on Cops,” the title of …
Racist Baristas Responsible for Surge in U.S. Soccer Fandom
This is a downright doozy of a lede:
For the stunted American male, frustrated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to an end, there may be no …
More Hypocrisy from Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter began as a movement about ending fear — the fear that many black Americans feel when it comes to interacting with law enforcement. That fear may or may not be justified, but it’s real, and a …
The Demagogues’ War on Cops
There was never a more appropriately named book than The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in …
New Study Suggests Police Are Less Likely to Shoot Black Suspects
A new study from Harvard’s Roland G. Fryer Jr. (which Robert VerBruggen examines on the homepage today) shows that while police are more likely to use various types of force – pepper spray, handcuffs, pushing – on black people than white, …
Does Race Play a Role When Police Kill Civilians?
Last week saw two black men killed by police in highly troubling circumstances. These incidents deserve the scrutiny they are receiving, and they also repeat a deeper question that Americans have asked frequently of late: In general, when police kill …
Freddie Gray Case: The War on Cops … in the Courtroom
For the fourth consecutive time, state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has come up empty in the criminal case she trumped up against six Baltimore police officers in connection with the accidental death of Freddie Gray.
We have closely tracked this …
Let’s Talk About Race and Violence
In these years of black men getting shot on a daily basis, the national conversation on race has ranged far and wide. Amazingly, however, the conversation seldom touches on the root of the problem: The insane disparity in the level …
Slate Wonders Whether Biracial Parenting Is Worth the Hassle
A recent question submitted to Slate’s resident advice columnist, Mallory Ortberg, came from a black man whose white girlfriend is afraid to have children with him.
Though the couple has been “talking about marriage for a while,” his girlfriend …
Finding Common Ground with Black Lives Matter
Many Americans don’t know what to think about Black Lives Matter (BLM).
According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Americans support the movement, and 22 percent oppose it — but a striking 30 percent have not heard of the movement …
What the Left and the Right Learned from Last Week’s Shootings
It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. The killings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by the killings of …
Multicultural societies — from 19th-century Austria–Hungary to contemporary Iraq, Lebanon, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda — have a poor record of keeping the peace between competing tribes. They usually end up mired in nihilistic and endemic violence.
The only …
The New York Times and the Left Have Blood on their Hands
It was very appropriate that on Friday, the day after the massacre of five Dallas police officers, the New York Times devoted nearly all of the top half of its front page to four enormous photos of the death of …
Black Lives Matter: Radicals Using Moderates to Help Tear America Apart
What is Black Lives Matter?
Yesterday, I heard from a number of Evangelicals who would answer the question like this: It’s a peaceful movement of men and women who aren’t saying that only black lives matter but rather …
After nearly eight years of the first African-American president, why are America’s race relations so bad?
Reading the words of African Americans on the day of President Obama’s inauguration, with their high hopes and relentless optimism — some would …
How Can We Move Forward after the Killings in Dallas?
As if God wanted us to pay attention, we’ve seen in the past three days the whole crisis of race and policing recapitulated in three separate incidents.
Last night in Dallas, five cops were murdered. A CNN headline read, “…