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Jane Austen is the Latest Victim of Upper-Class Whites’ Obsession with Race

Last month it was reported that exhibits at the Jane Austen Museum were being revamped as staff are “re-evaluating Jane Austen’s place in ‘Regency-era colonialism’ in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests.” This attempt to evaluate Austen according to the American upper class’s current racial obsessions mostly reveals the blind spots those obsessions encourage.

The Jury’s Answer in the Derek Chauvin Trial

An officer’s cruelty, a mob’s threats and a long, tragic history add up to a conviction for murder.

New Data Shows Both a Hopeful and Worrying Portrait of Race in America

Realizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has been much more difficult than most Americans imagined. The realities of racial progress and discrimination co-exist today.

Against the 1619 Curriculum

Choice and local control remain the best defenses against a suffocating national education orthodoxy.

‘An Honest Conversation About Race’?

Is confrontation wise? Much progress has been accomplished under cover of hypocrisy—or civility.

George Floyd Changed My Mind

Police have a difficult job and deal with the worst of the worst on a daily basis. But the mistreatment of African Americans is not a myth and is not even uncommon.

Why Reparations Talk Is Harmful

History is too vast and too complicated to allow for tidy accounting of sins and victimization.

A Forbidden Word’s Lost Lessons

A professor is under investigation for accurately quoting James Baldwin.

The Bus Back to the Future

It seemed a little odd that Kamala Harris brought up the long-ago subject of busing during a 2019 Democratic debate. Presidential candidates usually wish to deal in new ideas. Busing is a period piece.

Is Joe Biden Vulnerable, or Are the Democrats?

Making busing an issue again is a strategic and a policy mistake by the Democrats.