Civil Rights: Contemporary

“Unfinished Business: Revisiting Civil Rights ‘Cold Cases,’” Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2007, pp. M1, M9.

“A 42-Year Rush to Justice [in 1965 Alabama Slaying],” Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2007, pp. M4-M5.

“The Klan is Not Rising Again,” Los Angeles Times, 27 February 2007, p. A15.

“Presumed Guilty,” Washington Post Book World, 23 October 2005, p.3. (Nate Blakeslee, Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town).

“Bush League, or Bus League?,” Creative Loafing (Atlanta), 22-28 January 2004, p. 23.

“Betraying the March [on Washington],” Christian Science Monitor, 28 August 2003, p. 9.

“Oreo Nation,” Washington Monthly 35 (March 2003): 58-59. (Randall Kennedy, Interracial Intimacies).

“Lessons From Affirmative Action’s Past,” Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2003, p. B11.

“Lotta Racism is Getting Overlooked,” Chicago Tribune, 22 December 2002, p. II-11.

“How Much Weight Can Race Carry?,” New York Times, 19 May 2002, p. IV 4.

“The Path to Diversity? Different Differences,” New York Times, 2 September 2001, p. IV-4.

“Rocker Supporters Cheer Symbol of Their Own Racial, Ethnic Biases,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7 June 2000, p. A19.

“Echoes of a Klan Killing,” Newsweek, 29 May 2000, p. 32.

“The Truth Behind the [Confederate Flag] Fury,” George, April 2000, pp. 74-75, 93.

“Affirmative Reaction,” Washington Monthly 31 (October 1999): 52-54. (William J. Wilson, The Bridge Over the Racial Divide).

“The Hidden Wound,” Washington Monthly 31 (March 1999): 46-48. (Paul M. Barrett, The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America).

“[James Earl Ray,] Triumphant in Death,” Salon Magazine, 28 April1998.

“Mississippi’s Spy Secrets,” Newsweek, 30 March 1998, p. 15.

“New ‘Leads’ in King Case Invariably Go Nowhere,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, 29 March 1998, pp. C1-C2.

“Save These Books–George McMillan, The Making of an Assassin,” Salon Magazine, 4 December 1997.

“Back to Birmingham,” Newsweek, 21 July 1997, p. 37.

“The Assassin’s Name is James Earl Ray,” New York Times, 2 April 1997, p. A21.

“Pointing Toward a [King] Plot,” Newsweek, 17 February 1997, p. 55.

“Color Blind–Or Not?,” Newsday, 8 December 1996, pp. C35-C36. (Christopher Edley, Jr., Not All Black and White).

“Wages of Despair,” Washington Post Book World, 25 August 1996, p. 4.(William J. Wilson, When Work Disappears).

“Turning Inward: Black Organizations Regain Importance,” Dissent 43 (Spring 1996): 76-78.

“Journey Into Bitterness,” Newsday, 4 February 1996, pp. 38-40.(Anthony Walton, Mississippi: An American Journey).

“Making Her Case,” Washington Post Book World, 27 March 1994, pp. 3,6. (Lani Guinier, The Tyranny of the Majority).

“Lani Guinier,” The Progressive 57 (September 1993): 28-32.

“Provocative Professor: The Newsday Interview with Lani Guinier,” Newsday, 21 June 1993, pp. 37-39.

“Is There A Correct Way To Be Black?,” New York Times Book Review, 1 September 1991, pp. 1, 16-17. (Stephen L. Carter, Reflections of An Affirmative Action Baby).

“An Excuse Became A Hoax and Kept Growing,” New York Times, 26 September 1990, p. C15. (Robert D. McFadden et al., Outrage: The Story Behind the Tawana Brawley Hoax).

“New York City: Can It Work Again?,” Washington Post Book World, 23 September 1990, p. 7. (Jim Sleeper, The Closest of Strangers).

“Can the Underclass Reach Middle Class?,” Newsday, 9 May 1990, p. 67.

“Mandela, For All Seasons,” Newsday, 5 March 1990, pp. 38, 40.

“Racial Questions: Where Has All the Fury Gone?,” New York Times Book Review, 9 July 1989, pp. 3, 23. (Bob Blauner, Black Lives, White Lives).

“Twenty Years After the Kerner Report,” Boston Globe, 18 December1988, pp. B17-18. (Fred Harris & Roger Wilkins, eds., Quiet Riots: Race and Poverty in the United States).

Bart Landry, The New Black Middle Class, in The Annals 498 (July 1988): 156.

“King Wouldn’t Have Approved,” Newsday, 18 January 1988, pp. 44, 46.

Howard Schuman, et al., Racial Attitudes in America, in the Journal of American Ethnic History 7 (Fall 1987): 119-121.

“Trapped on the Treadmill of Poverty,” Washington Post Book World,15 November 1987, pp. 1, 9. (William J. Wilson, The Truly Disadvantaged).

“A Contrary View on Integrationism,” Boston Globe, 31 May 1987, pp. B14-16. (Harold Cruse, Plural But Equal).

“A Sharp Critique of Jesse Jackson,” Dissent 34 (Winter 1987): 118-120. (Adolph Reed, The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon).

Hanes Walton, Invisible Politics: Black Political Behavior, in South Atlantic Quarterly 85 (Summer 1986): 310-311.

“The Civil Rights Act Two Decades Later,” Focus 12 (October 1984): S1-S4.

“Klan and State in North Carolina,” The Nation 237 (6-13 August 1983): 106-108.

“November 3rd: What the Grand Jury Ignored,” North Carolina Independent, 29 April-12 May 1983, pp. 1, 12-15. (With J. M. Lavelle & Katherine Fulton).