Kimberly Springer (Ohio State): Policing Black Women’s Sexual Expression: The Cases of Sarah Jones and Renee Cox. Trevor B. Milton (Old Westbury): Class Status and the Construction of Black Masculinity. Nancy Leong (Denver): Racial Capitalism. Jack Kerwick (Rowan): “Black Conservatism”: The Philosophy of Thomas Sowell. From Civil War to Civil Rights: How should the US remember its Civil War? From TNR, a review of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable. Why James Baldwin beat William F. Buckley in a debate, 540-160. An interview with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, authors of The Rich and the Rest of Us. From The Chronicle, David Barash on race and playing with fire (and part 2 and part 3). Linda Greenhouse on the fire next term: The next Supreme Court term is a mere four months away; it is shaping up as equally momentous and sadly as a good deal more predictable. Will Alabama voters finally strike Jim Crow language from their constitution in November? From Slate, is Black English a dialect or a language? “Niggas,” in Practice: Jay-Z, Gwyneth Paltrow, and when white people can say the word. A sometime thing: The history of Porgy and Bess is as complex as the history of race in America.

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