Jamelle Bouie is a former staff writer at The Daily Beast. His reporting and analysis has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, The Atlantic, CNN.com, and The Washington Post. He covers campaigns and elections, as well as policy and public opinion. He is based in Washington, D.C. You can follow Jamelle on Twitter at @jbouie.

Our schools are suspending or expelling a tremendous number of black students, and it begins as early as preschool. It needs to end.

"Culture" can mean a lot of things, and when it comes to explaining the particular phenomenon of inner-city black poverty, it's not the most helpful term in the world.

Republicans have failed to diversify their party in the year since proclaiming the urgency of a bigger tent. Here's why it doesn't matter.