Racial Injustice in America
Coverage of Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and the long history of racism in America.
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The New Yorker Radio Hour
The Newspaperman Who Championed Black Tulsa
A. J. Smitherman documented Greenwood at its height, and tried to prevent its destruction in the Tulsa Massacre. Plus, David Remnick on what a new Prime Minister will mean for Israel.
June 18, 2021
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Spike Lee on the Knicks, and Looking Back at a Year of Protest and Activism
The filmmaker is ecstatic about the success of his beloved team. Plus, David Remnick talks with a senior Justice Department official about the President’s promises for racial justice.
May 28, 2021
U.S. Journal
The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre
Two pioneering Black writers have not received the recognition they deserve for chronicling one of the country’s gravest crimes.
By Victor LuckersonMay 28, 2021
Politics and More Podcast
Can We Finally End School Segregation?
A California school district was ordered to end the de-facto segregation that kept many Black and Latino children in a neglected school. What would it take to integrate?
May 26, 2021
Cultural Comment
Daunte Wright and the Grammar of Kim Potter’s Resignation
Potter insists that she “has loved every minute of being a police officer,” even if some of her final minutes in the field were spent annihilating a man.
By Lauren Michele JacksonApril 16, 2021
The Front Row
“Test Pattern,” Reviewed: A Brilliant Début Examines the Aftermath of Sexual Assault
Shatara Michelle Ford’s feature feels conceived not for the purpose of revealing inner lives alone but to put society at large to the test.
By Richard BrodyFebruary 22, 2021
2020 in Review
The Best Art of 2020
A silver lining of this year is the reassurance that art is unstoppable.
By Andrea K. ScottDecember 30, 2020
Double Take
Sunday Reading: A Year of New Urgency for Black Lives Matter
From The New Yorker’s archive: a selection of pieces about the racial-justice movement in America.
By The New YorkerDecember 20, 2020
U.S. Journal
The Defacement and Destruction of Black Lives Matter Murals
In Tulsa and other U.S. cities, street art that served as a summer rallying cry is now under threat from vandals, pro-police groups, and local governments.
By Victor LuckersonNovember 19, 2020
Daily Comment
What Black History Should Already Have Taught Us About the Fragility of American Democracy
The country’s margins have often been the best vantage point from which to survey its weaknesses.
By Jelani CobbNovember 5, 2020
Dispatch
Despite a National Outcry, Activists in Louisville Fight the Breonna Taylor Decision Alone
The movement’s success at publicizing Taylor’s cause on the Internet has not shielded the beleaguered activists on the ground in Louisville from physical and legal risk.
By Emily WittSeptember 29, 2020
Our Columnists
The Players’ Revolt Against Racism, Inequality, and Police Terror
A group of athletes across various American professional sports have communicated the fear, frustration, and anger of most of Black America.
By Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorSeptember 9, 2020
Q. & A.
Examining Vicky Osterweil’s Case for Looting
A conversation with the writer and activist, whose new book alarmed liberals and conservatives.
By Isaac ChotinerSeptember 3, 2020
U.S. Journal
A Community Organizer Takes on White Vigilantism
When armed men attacked Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia, a local activist recognized his neighbor among the mob and decided to confront him.
By Eliza GriswoldSeptember 2, 2020
Dispatch
The Streets of Kenosha and the National Stage
After the violence came mourning, defiance, and distortion.
By Emily Witt and Malike SidibeSeptember 1, 2020
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