Race

The trouble with 'BAME'

27 February 2021 6:30 pm

Are Black people and Asians the same? Are they different from other ethnic minorities? What about Jews? And who do…

Is it time to cancel Sophocles?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad The sun has returned, the snow is so-so, and exercise has replaced everything, including romance. What a way to…

lincoln

Snopes versus Abraham Lincoln

21 December 2020 10:46 pm

One of the most dreadful developments of the Donald Trump era has been the rise of the fact-check mafia. Every…

No one wins in the race race

12 December 2020 9:00 am

After the explosion of international self-abasement over George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, much theatrical soul-searching ensued. So your basic man…

The ‘anti-racism’ movement is sowing deeper divisions

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Why the ‘anti-racism’ movement is dangerous

My advice to Trump supporters? Smile and take it

28 November 2020 9:00 am

New York There are times, living in this here dump, when I doubt if anyone’s heard of the word magnanimity.…

The cultural elite has a new enemy

14 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Election night parties are usually dreadful affairs, with the idiot box blaring and hysterical listeners screaming out the…

I’m now considered a freak in New York

24 October 2020 9:00 am

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

Kemi Badenoch: ‘Being black is not just about victimhood’

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch on the ‘poison’ of identity politics

New York is a paradise for criminals

17 October 2020 9:00 am

New York New York, New York, once a wonderful town/ The people are crap and the mayor’s a clown/ The…

Who’s missing from that list of Great Black Britons

10 October 2020 9:00 am

There are two striking things about the new book, 100 Great Black Britons, which was compiled to celebrate the achievements…

The most important book on black Britishness has one flaw: its author was white

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Can people of one race really understand the experience of another? asks Colin Grant

blackness

Borrowing Blackness

26 September 2020 2:22 am

I’m old enough to remember when it was considered a noble goal for the United States to become a colorblind…

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

17 September 2020 3:01 am

MAGA country’s most famous resident wants his C-list career back. And some of the most despicable cretins on the left…

rachel dolezal

We are all Rachel Dolezal now

27 August 2020 1:46 am

As late as 2014, most Americans felt there was no need for the country to make any changes to address…

tim scott race

The Republicans have a race problem

26 August 2020 3:39 am

Congratulations to Sen. Tim Scott for delivering one of the best speeches on the opening night of the Republican meta-convention,…

How to have a happy old age

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   Birthdays at my age are for the birds, but always a good excuse for a party. Messages of…

biden

Will Biden get away with his bad record on race?

18 August 2020 7:00 am

If there’s been one hallmark of the Trump campaign’s messaging against Joe Biden, it’s that the former VP is the…

hyperbole

Hyperbole radicalism and the politics of exaggeration

17 August 2020 11:17 pm

‘All I want for Christmas is White genocide.’ So remarked George Ciccariello-Maher, then professor of politics and global studies at…

baptist

What does Kamala Harris really believe?

17 August 2020 8:39 pm

When Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate, the Religion News Service reported that she ‘now considers herself…

The dangers of unconscious bias training

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Diversity training doesn’t work

When everything is ‘racist’, nothing is

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Hearing that Dawn Butler MP had been pulled over by the Metropolitan police, I briefly hoped the taxpayer might get…

kamala

Kamala chameleon

13 August 2020 5:38 am

Kamala Harris, the new Democratic vice-presidential nominee, certainly looks the part. Barack Obama once called her ‘the best-looking attorney general…

kamala harris reparations

Should Kamala Harris pay reparations?

11 August 2020 9:04 am

What do Stokely Carmichael, Harry Belafonte, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier and Busta Rhymes have in common? And how are Beyoncé,…

black americans

Why are black Americans likelier to die of COVID than Latinos?

9 August 2020 4:34 am

Only part of the dramatic racial differences in age-adjusted COVID-19 death rates can be explained by racial differences. The remainder reflects a substantially lower black…