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Let’s Talk About the Economic Roots of White Supremacy

In my Tuesday column on the political incentives within the Republican Party, I made an analogy to the struggle over…

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‘Sidney’ Review: A Lovingly Assembled Career Portrait

“Sidney,” a documentary about the actor and filmmaker Sidney Poitier, who died in January, is a compendium of hero worship.…

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Jim Crow’s Forgotten History of Homicides

BY HANDS NOW KNOWN: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, by Margaret A. Burnham As far as we know, there are only…

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Tyler Mitchell: From Glossy Magazines to a Mega Gallery

The chromatic, crystalline elements in Tyler Mitchell’s new photographs — a tire swing, a white-picket fence, a bouquet of balloons…

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Trying to Prove You’re Not a Racist

Since I started writing this newsletter, once about every couple of weeks I have received a missive from someone troubled…

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Academy Museum’s Show on Black Cinema Raises Questions About Who It’s for

In January 1942, Lena Horne signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She wasn’t the first Black performer to sign with a…

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A ‘Virtual Rapper’ Was Fired. Questions About Art and Tech Remain.

The story of FN Meka — a fictitious character billed as the first musical artist partly powered by artificial intelligence…

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Moon Landrieu Dies at 92; New Orleans Mayor Championed Integration

Moon Landrieu, who reshaped racial politics in one of the nation’s most polyglot and irrepressible cities, New Orleans, where he…

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Proving Racists Wrong Is Not a Trivial Pursuit

To be a “heterodox” Black thinker on race is to be often accused of claiming that racism is extinct or…

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Michael Schultz Broke the Mold for Black Directors. He’s Not Done Yet.

When Michael Schultz began work on his first film, in 1971, there was no road map for a lengthy career…

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