Opinion and Reviews


Opinion: The fashion police are judging you on Zoom, CNN, February 24, 2021

Opinion: There is no “White Culture,” CNN, August 18, 2020

Moving Beyond Civil Rights, New York Times, October 28, 2011, pg. A31.

Keeping Cool in Cocktail Cuffs, Esquire, July 24, 2014.

Black and White No Longer, The American Interest, August 10, 2012

Simple Falsehoods of Race (a review of Not in Our Lifetimes: the Future of Black Politics, by Michael C. Dawson and Intellectuals and Race, by Thomas Sowell) The American Interest, October 10, 2013

Civil Rights Are Yesterday: It’s Time for a New Approach to Social Justice, Zócalo, January 16, 2012.

Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? by Touré (Book review: Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to be Black Now, by Touré), San Francisco Chronicle, September 18, 2011, pg. GF-6.

Taking Stock of Race in Obama’s America, New York Times (Sunday Book Review), July 3, 2011, pg. 12.

Faith-Based Defiance, New York Times (Sunday Book Review), February 7, 2010, pg. 18.

The End of Civil Rights, The Boston Globe, May 17, 2009.

Why the Poor Stay Poor (Book review: More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City, by William Julius Wilson), New York Times, March 8, 2009, pg. BR8.

One Nation, After All: How Obama is Changing Racial Politics in America (Book review: Jabari Asim, What Obama Means: For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future, The Washington Post, January 18, 2009, pg. BW03. Also published as Trying to Interpret the Obama Phenomenon: Fact-paced Analysis Keeps Reader Engaged, Concord Monitor, January 25, 2009.

Obama Took the Risk to Confront Race Relations in America, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2008, pg. B9.

Stop Playing the Race Card, Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 2008.

Play the Race Card at Your Own Peril, Washington Post, February 17, 2007, pg. B1.

Down By Law, Boston Review, p. 11-14 (Summer 2000).