Privilege

The Vox Formula: Telling Privileged People What They Already Believe

The Vox Formula: Telling Privileged People What They Already Believe

In 2014, Ezra Klein, a 29-year-old journalist known for his Washington Post articles breaking down the thorny ins and outs of complex government policy, left the Washington Post for Vox, a website whose “mission is simple: Explain the news.” Vox would soon become famous for a style of journalism known

Batya Ungar-Sargon
7 min read
media
How Liberal Elites Use Race to Keep Workers Divided—And Justify Class-Based Inequities

How Liberal Elites Use Race to Keep Workers Divided—And Justify Class-Based Inequities

The Pulitzer Center allegedly “raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support of quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach.” Its most prolific donor is Emily Rauh Pulitzer and the Emily Rauh Pulitzer Foundation. Widow of newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer, Rauh Pulitzer

Catherine Liu
Catherine Liu
5 min read
Activism
Gender Activists Co-Opted British Columbia’s Courts. Meet the Woman Who Stood Up to Them

Gender Activists Co-Opted British Columbia’s Courts. Meet the Woman Who Stood Up to Them

We have become so habituated to acts of deplatforming that many of us can no longer keep up: Though each new incident still elicits a ritual sigh of regret, we increasingly shrug it off as just another sign of these crazy times. Yet many of these episodes signify important injustices

Karin Litzcke
Karin Litzcke
16 min read
Activism
The Search to Explain Our Anxiety and Depression: Will ‘Long COVID’ Become the Next Gender Ideology?

The Search to Explain Our Anxiety and Depression: Will ‘Long COVID’ Become the Next Gender Ideology?

In December, I wrote a detailed report for Quillette about the race-based social panic that had recently erupted at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. One of the reasons why the meltdown seemed so surreal, I noted, is that this elite school appears to the outside world as picturesque and serene. The

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
8 min read
Activism
Can You Teach Children to be Anti-Racist?

Can You Teach Children to be Anti-Racist?

In 1935, Richard Clarke Cabot, a professor of clinical medicine and social ethics at Harvard University, began one of the first randomized controlled experiments in the field of social science. In Cabot’s ambitious study, 650 underprivileged boys from Cambridge Massachusetts and the neighboring suburb of Somerville were selected into

Greg Ashman
Greg Ashman
5 min read
Anti-Racism
A Student Mob Took Over Bryn Mawr. The College Said Thank You

A Student Mob Took Over Bryn Mawr. The College Said Thank You

Ideology is a specious way of relating to the world. It offers human beings the illusion of an identity, of dignity, and of morality, while making it easier for them to part with them.     ~Vaclav Havel Last week marked the end of a chaotic semester at Bryn Mawr College, a

Minnie Doe
Minnie Doe
9 min read
Activism
A Peculiar Kind of Racist Patriarchy

A Peculiar Kind of Racist Patriarchy

We are frequently told by commentators and theorists on the progressive and liberal Left that we live in a systemically racist and patriarchal society. The belief that Western societies privilege white men and oppress people of color, women, and LGBT citizens is especially popular within academic institutions, legacy media, the

Rav Arora
Rav Arora
14 min read
Culture Wars
‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

I sent my friend Robert a note that I might not be around when he gets to New Orleans. He’s moving from Kansas to start a new life, arriving November 2nd, the day before the presidential election. I told Robert I had been hearing from some friends that there

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
18 min read
Alt-Right