New data and analytic methods over the past two decades have allowed deep investigations of the contours of color advantage, with disturbing results. Stratification based on color is not only extreme, it is almost ubiquitous.
The Democratic National Convention failed. They failed to meet the racialized challenges of a modern presidential election. They had too much faith in White voters, took voters of color for granted, and it cost them the election.
Before I receive breaking news notifications on my cell phone, before I log into Twitter, before the video rolls down my Facebook newsfeed, and long , long before I watch the news, it is a text message; it’s a social media direct message: “Stay safe out there, bruh.” And I know someone has been killed.
Ole Miss students voted to remove the Mississippi state flag, which has the Confederate flag in it. But the school has done next to nothing to address the real plight of its Black faculty and students.