Race

ON THE FRINGES

An essay on the things you notice when you rewatch, rather than cancel, old sitcoms, specifically Seinfeld. Writer Lauren Michele Jackson argues that the show's black characters are rarely afforded the chance to be wacky like the white ones are.

TURNING THE TABLES

It's probably not news that there are people who think reverse racism — racism against white people — has become a problem worthy of attention in this country. What might be a little more alarming is that, per ongoing surveys, almost half of white people think so. How has this opinion taken root in the same world of Black Lives Matter and ongoing police brutality?

THE ISSUE OF 'REVERSE RACISM'

White people in not-insignificant numbers maintain a persistent belief that they're the ones suffering historic levels of racial discrimination.

POLICING THE PERSONAL

There are many reasons why it's not "just hair" for Black women. Before the "Black is Beautiful" and natural hair movement emerged during the 1960s, anti-Black hair sentiment in Western society existed for centuries, most contentiously in colonial Louisiana when a series of laws actually banned Creole women from displaying their hair in public.

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