Historian Daniel Okrent's new book, The Guarded Gate, recounts the history of bigotry, eugenics, and the "intellectual justification" of anti-immigration policies.
The Columbia University linguist discusses the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.Listen
Columbia linguist John McWhorter on the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.
The awful ideology of the perpetrator of the recent terrorist attack in New Zealand is one of many examples of how far-right nationalists and far-left socialists have more in common than we often think. Both worldviews rest on the dangerous assumption that the we are locked in a zero-sum game in which some groups can only succeed and prosper at the expense of others.
Journalists Treat Obscure Australian Senator's Racist Post-Shooting Remarks As Representative of Nation's Views on Immigration
Fraser Anning is a totally discredited gadfly, not representative of Australians' popular will.
Ilhan Omar's Israel Remarks Prompt Politicians to Bicker Over Who the Real Bigots Are: Reason Roundup
Plus: outrage over water bottles, and Cory Booker introduces the "next step" on criminal justice reform
In a New Yorker interview, the would-be primary challenger compares the president to Charles Lindbergh.
The perils-and profits-of being identity-focused in business, content, and audienceListen
We make a mistake when we think outliers somehow represent who we are as a country.
As the investigation turns on the Empire star, it's important not to confuse "reality" with "narrative."
Plus: Lionel Shriver on cultural erasure and Stormy Daniels on strip-club labor laws
The Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock debates Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein at the Soho Forum.
Covingtongate, Buzzfeed's bomb, Baby Hitler, Kamalamentum…maybe it's time to pull the plug.Listen
Some are incapable of viewing the MAGA-hat-wearing teens from Covington Catholic as anything other than pure evil.
The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran
Journalists who uncritically accepted Nathan Phillips' story got this completely wrong.
The Iowa congressman and his nativism are deeply at odds with the essential promise of America.
The next Reason/Soho Forum, in New York on January 14, pits Richard Rothstein vs. Howard Husock on how to correct a historic wrong.
The most bigoted tree in Minnesota?
Watch the Oxford-style debate hosted by the Soho Forum.
Debate: 'The Message of Anti-Racism Has Become as Harmful a Force in American Life as Racism Itself'
A live Reason/Soho Forum debate featuring John McWhorter and Nikhil Singh in New York on Wednesday, November 14
Living constitutionalists argue that their methodology allows us to improve constitutional law over time. But what if it actually makes it worse? Legal scholar Ernest Young raises that very question in an important new article.
Massachusetts Cop Charged With Kicking Latino Teen, Spitting on Him, Saying: 'Welcome to the White Man's World'
The officer was caught on video threatening to plant a "kilo of coke" in another teen's pocket.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says if the report is true, the sheriff "must resign."
"If you surround yourself with white supremacists and Nazis, then you're telling me that you're one of them," Winsome Sears tells Reason.
Happy birthday to the Sage of Baltimore, who would never have tolerated his white nationalist fanboys.
But that's the story major news sites used.
A Black Male Student Says a White Woman Bit, Choked, and Pinned Him While They Were Kissing. Guess Who Got Suspended?
A judge sides with a Brown University student who says the Title IX process was unfair and discriminatory.
Rutgers Can Criticize a White Professor for Anti-White Racism, But Punishing Him Would Violate Free Speech
"Okay, officially, I now hate white people" is a gross statement that deserves First Amendment protection.
Decades after Brown v. Board of Education, Choice Finally Integrated Schools in Alabama's Poorest County
Opponents of charter schools often claim that school choice will segregate K-12 education. Sumter County, Alabama proves them wrong.
Anti-immigrant fearmongers of demographic doom proved wrong in the 19th and 20th centuries, and today's will be no different.
A bioethicist argues that the genetic testing company is fostering pseudoscientific bigotry by urging customers to pick a soccer team based on their ancestry.
It's mostly a sign of progress, especially when paired with policy reforms that are helping African Americans.
The show navigated a fascinating complicated world of ideological diversity. Its star was not so adept.
Friday A/V Club: The boxer who just got a posthumous presidential pardon was a central figure in one of the first battles over movie censorship.
"For the safety of students of color"
"Mexican culture cannot be reduced to tacos, oversized sombreros and piñatas." True, but those shouldn't be off-limits either.
Latest Fifth Column also features qualified Matt Welch defense of Rand Paul's Pompeo flip, plus a cautionary tale about a racist chew-toy.
But don't expect it to fix whatever happened in Philadelphia last week.
"We're not children! You can't talk to us like that!"
A bizarre New York Times piece knocks down a strawman.
If everything problematic is evil, silencing and punishing everything problematic becomes a social necessity.
Defending pot prohibition, a state legislator picks on the wrong minority group.