Richard Thompson Ford, Why Counties Are Handling the Coronavirus Better Than Trump, Slate, April 13, 2020.

Richard Thompson Ford, Why Americans Are So Resistant to Masks, Slate, April 10, 2020.

Richard Thompson Ford, Jeff Sessions’ Reactionary Attack on Affirmative Action Is Doomed to Fail, Slate, August 3, 2017.

Richard Thompson Ford, Why Banning Dreadlock at Work Isn’t Racially Discriminatory, Even If It Should Be Illegal, Slate, October 10, 2016.

Richard Thompson Ford, The Double Secret Danger in the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling, Slate, June 27, 2013.

Richard Thompson Ford, Fisher Cut Bait: Affirmative Action Will Live On Even if the Supreme Court Kills It, Slate, October 12, 2012.

Richard Thompson Ford, Who Will Save Us from the Courts? We Will! How to Break the Judicial Stranglehold on Constitutional Interpretation, Slate, June 20, 2012.

Richard Thompson Ford, Bad Marriage: Why the Supreme Court Should Stay Out of Affirmative Action, Slate, February 29, 2012.

Richard Thompson Ford, Why Civil Rights Lawsuits are Becoming Irrelevant in the Fight for Social Justice, Slate, November 3, 2011.

Richard Thompson Ford, Why It’s Not Always Best to Treat Education as a Civil Right, Slate, November 2, 2011.

Richard Thompson Ford, How the Civil Rights Movement Led to a Ban on Ladies’ Night, Slate, November 1, 2011.

Richard Thompson Ford, Everyday Discrimination: Why the Wal-Mart Sex-Bias Lawsuit Is the Most Important Case the Supreme Court Will Hear This Year, Slate, March 28, 2011.

Richard Thompson Ford, A State’s Right; Why States, Like Michigan, Have the Power to Take Over Local Governments, Slate, March 15, 2011.

Richard Thompson Ford, How to Understand “Acting White”: Could Desegregation Have Caused the Culture of Academic Underperformance?. Slate, July 5, 2010.

Richard Thompson Ford, Too Sexy for My Bosses: Why Lawsuits Based on Looks Discrimination–Even Good Ones–Are a Bad Idea, Slate, June 11, 2010.

Richard Thompson Ford, Now a Black Firefighter is Suing New Haven: Did the Supreme Court Leave the City Holding the Bag in Last Summer’s Ricci Ruling?,, October 23, 2009.

Richard Thompson Ford, A Primer on Racism,, September 30, 2009.

Richard T. Ford, The Depressing Cycle of Racial Accusation: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. is about Neither Racial Profiling Nor Playing the Race Card, Slate (July 23, 2009).

Richard T. Ford, Are All Civil Rights Special Privileges Now?: Assessing the Damage Done by the Supreme Court in the New Haven Firefighters Case, Slate (July 2, 2009).

Richard T. Ford, If Frank Ricci Loses, Blame Scalia: Conservative Judges are the Ones who Have Made Discrimination Suits Hard to Win, Slate (June 16, 2009).

Richard Thompson Ford, Bad Test: Why Sotomayor Rejected the New Haven Firefighters’ Claim,, May 27, 2009.

Richard T. Ford, Blackballed: Why are There are So Few Black Coaches in College Football?, Slate (December 26, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, Analogy Lesson: Racism is the Wrong Frame for Understanding the Passage of California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Slate (November 14, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, The Race Card: Does George Bush Care About Black People?, Slate (January 23, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, The Race Card: Cristal Clear, Slate (January 22, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, The Race Card: Was It Really a High-Tech Lynching?, Slate (January 20, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, Who’s Afraid for Obama?: What the Claims that a Black Man is Unelectable Say About the Rest of Us, Slate (January 8, 2008).

Richard T. Ford, The Wrong Poster Children: Why the Jena 6 Protests Have Gone Awry, Slate (September 24, 2007).

Richard T. Ford, Bad Think: The Supreme Court Mixes up Intending to Screw over Your Employee and Actually Doing It, Slate (May 30, 2007).

Richard T. Ford, The Irrelevance of Soft Bigotry: Why Joe Biden’s Foul-Up Doesn’t Matter, Slate (February 2, 2007).

Richard T. Ford, Hate and Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage Setbacks May Not Be All Bad News for Gay Rights, Slate (July 12, 2006).

Richard Thompson Ford, Junk Bonds: What Baseball Can Teach Us about Anti-Discrimination Law,, June 5, 2006.

Richard T. Ford, Take God to Work Day: Why the Law Shouldn’t Bend Over Backward for Religious Employees, Slate (June 13, 2005).

Richard Thompson Ford, But the Scouts, Your Honor: Law Schools Wield a Ruling on Gay Scoutmasters Against the Military, Slate (May 6, 2005).

Richard Thompson Ford, The New Blue Federalists: The Case for Liberal Federalism, Slate, January 6, 2005.

Richard T. Ford, Why Americans Hate Democrats — a Dialogue, Slate (November 8, 2004).

Richard T. Ford, Intimidation Nation: Who Will Watch the Poll-Watchers?, Slate (November 2, 2004).

Richard Thompson Ford. Name Games: The Folly in the Attempts to Define ‘African-American,’ Slate, September 16, 2004.

Richard T. Ford, Courting Trouble: A Story of Love, Marriage, and Litigation Strategy, Slate (June 1, 2004).

Richard T. Ford, Civic Disobedience: San Francisco Chooses the Wrong Way to Flout the State, Slate (February 24, 2004).