It was never about academic plagiarism, it was about stoking a culture-war panic to attack diversity, equality, and inclusion.
Kali Holloway is a columnist at The Daily Beast. She also contributes to The Nation. Her writings have appeared in The Guardian, Salon, TIME and numerous other outlets. She co-curated the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2017 summer performance and film series “Theater of the Resist.” In her spare time she produces documentary films, plays in bands, writes music reviews, and collects useless pop culture trivia. She was the director of the now defunct Make it Right Project, an initiative dedicated to taking down Confederate monuments and telling the truth about history.
The same guy who helped kill affirmative action in college is suing a venture capital firm for providing start-up grants for Black women-owned companies.
The hammering of Ramaswamy at the GOP debate this week hopefully resulted in enough dings to send him to the bottom of the list of also-rans.
Republicans are creating a fake narrative that Michelle Obama will replace Kamala Harris on the 2024 Democratic ticket—because they know their base will take the bait.
When a prominent right-winger was outed as even-more-racist than we knew, very smart white male commentators tripped over themselves to blame anyone but him.
Contrary to popular myth, winning the lottery probably won’t ruin your life. But buying a lottery ticket is still a dumb thing to do.
He’s called race-based college admissions “a cancer,” but a Soros family fellowship for children of immigrants helped him accrue wealth as a grad student.
Trading on his liberal last name, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. targets Black people with his junk science and anti-vaccine activism.
The holiday isn’t just about emancipation, it’s about the defeat of the traitorous Confederacy. The modern Republican Party is its natural successor.
From debt collection to crime prevention, the bigotry programmed into artificial intelligence is something we urgently need to counter.