racism

Why Did Harvard University Go After One of Its Best Black Professors?

Why Did Harvard University Go After One of Its Best Black Professors?

Roland Fryer Jr.’s life is a movie script: A man abandoned by his mom and raised by an alcoholic dad became the youngest black professor to ever secure tenure at Harvard University. After ascending to the academic elite, Fryer didn’t resign himself to irrelevant technical puzzles; he put

Rob Montz
Rob Montz
9 min read
racism
Studying the Link Between Race and Police Killings

Studying the Link Between Race and Police Killings

Since the Ferguson, Missouri protests of 2014, the issue of how race and police violence interact has consistently been a front-page news item in the United States. Recent weeks have seen the criminal conviction of three Minneapolis police officers who failed to stop the murder of George Floyd in May

Robert VerBruggen
Robert VerBruggen
7 min read
police
Princeton University is One of the Least Racist Institutions in the World

Princeton University is One of the Least Racist Institutions in the World

Reflecting on recent events in Princeton starting with the July 4th “Faculty Letter” to the president, Professor Joshua Katz’s reply in his Declaration of Independence, and all the brouhaha it has generated, I cannot help noticing the asymmetry of the situation. In today’s demonology, no epithets are more

Sergiu Klainerman
Sergiu Klainerman
5 min read
Education
PODCAST 98: Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Why Identity Politics Should be Kept Out of Science

PODCAST 98: Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Why Identity Politics Should be Kept Out of Science

Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss talks to Jonathan Kay about his Quillette essay Racism Is Real. But Science Isn’t the Problem and explains why he expressed skepticism about the sincerity of the #strike4blacklives campaign supported by so many science organisations.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Lawrence Krauss
PODCAST 95: Joel Kotkin on the Pandemic and its Riotous Aftermath

PODCAST 95: Joel Kotkin on the Pandemic and its Riotous Aftermath

Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Urban Reform Institute and author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, talks to Toby Young about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on American cities and the rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd. Joel recently wrote about this in a piece

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Podcast
The Misguided Moral Panic About Racism in British Universities

The Misguided Moral Panic About Racism in British Universities

According to one of the most extensive surveys ever conducted by the European Union, the U.K. is one of the least racist societies in the world, and what racism that remains is diminishing.1 These trends have been helped by the U.K.’s university system, which has educated

Wanjiru Njoya and Doug Stokes
Wanjiru Njoya and Doug Stokes
17 min read
Education
NARRATED: Are Canadians Becoming More Racist?

NARRATED: Are Canadians Becoming More Racist?

Greg Ellis reads Are Canadians Becoming More Racist? This Week’s Election Proved the Opposite, Jonathan Kay’s essay about the recent election in Canada. It was published Quillette on 22nd October 2019.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Canadian 2019 Election
Intersectionalism Is Nonsense. But the Backlash Against It Is Very Real

Intersectionalism Is Nonsense. But the Backlash Against It Is Very Real

The campaign to silence those who question progressive ideas about race and privilege requires frequent rebranding. Labels such as “far-right” and “alt-right,” which once might have served to strip a person of his or her livelihood and personal reputation, have become such common terms of abuse that they’ve effectively

Debra Soh
Debra Soh
4 min read
racism