From the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, a report on What We Get Wrong About Closing The Racial Wealth Gap by William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, Mark Paul, Alan Aja, Anne Price, Antonio Moore, and Caterina Chiopris. Dylan Matthews on the massive new study on race and economic mobility in America (and more). Armond Towns and Carolyn Hardin review The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran. Jason DeParle reviews The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. Black space, white blindness: Why white Americans have such a hard time picturing a middle-class black neighborhood. AP analysis: Blacks largely left out of high-paying jobs. Jonathan Blanks on how racism made black Americans poor. 50 years after his assassination, we are no closer to realizing MLK’s most radical dream.


From the inaugural issue of the Journal of Yoga Studies, Philip Deslippe (UCSB): The Swami Circuit: Mapping the Terrain of Early American Yoga. George W. Bush is still bad — even though he gave Michelle Obama candy. Sara Beardsworth on reflections on the Kristeva Affair. “We fell in love”: Trump swoons over letters from North Korea’s Kim. Migrant children moved under cover of darkness to a Texas tent city. The White House is running a sham investigation to shield Kavanaugh. Schools are tackling “bro” culture — the Kavanaugh case shows why that’s hard to do. Brett Kavanaugh and the myth that sports build better men. An Ebola “perfect storm” is brewing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Christine Blasey Ford’s sacrifice: Her testimony was heroic — will it be pointless? How Brett Kavanaugh discredited himself. How we know Kavanaugh is lying. The unbearable dishonesty of Brett Kavanaugh. Why Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings convinced me that he’s guilty. Brett Kavanaugh’s damaging, revealing partisan bitterness. Brett Kavanaugh is like the Zelig of modern Republican black ops. The Kavanaugh confirmation will be truly dangerous. Thread: “The presumed confirmation of Kavanaugh is the second worst thing that could have happened after his nomination”. Fear a Justice Brett Kavanaugh: As his confirmation steamrolls ahead, Americans should be terrified. Why conservatives could regret confirming Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh would be the Trumpiest Supreme Court Justice. The confirmation of Trumpism: The accusations against Brett Kavanaugh — and his conspiratorial, partisan response — have made him a fitting champion for the party of Trump. With Brett Kavanaugh, as with Donald Trump, conservatives defend a tainted nominee. Thread: “The GOP effort to slam through the Kavanaugh nomination is a flashpoint because it reveals the essence of today’s GOP”. The collapse of modern conservatism came out most clearly in Kavanaugh’s own testimony — its self-pity, its hysteria, its conjuring up of conspiracies, its vindictiveness.

“If they can, they will”: The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing and the angry politics of now. The roots of male rage, on show at the Kavanaugh hearing. Kavanaugh is the face of American male rage. Entitlements: Days of rage in the bastions of male privilege. The Ford-Kavanaugh hearings will be remembered as a grotesque display of patriarchal resentment. Lindsey Graham, Brett Kavanaugh, and the unleashing of white male backlash. Brett Kavanaugh and America’s insistence on white male virtue. HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO BRETT KAVANAUGH? Brett Kavanaugh discovers the unfairness of the world. Mediocre white man falls apart and is promptly put back together.

It’s not just the sexual assault allegations: Brett Kavanaugh’s contempt for women is a defining characteristic of his ideology — and the political movement that groomed him. How Republicans stole #MeToo: They’re speaking the movement’s language, but in defense of Brett Kavanaugh. Do Republican women support Kavanaugh? How to talk to the women in your life right now. Kavanaugh’s explosive behavior wouldn’t be tolerated if it came from a woman. Fury is a political weapon — and women need to wield it: What the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh showed us about who gets to be angry in public. America is finally listening to women — it’s sparking a national crisis.

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