At a time when so many people – politicians, media outlets, well-heeled foundations, and a phalanx of corporate diversity consultants – are intent on reifying and reinforcing racial categories, we would do well to listen to King's wisdom.
The people here in the U.S. who are traditionally most welcoming to immigrants—political progressives—don't seem to share their positive view of the country.
Third Way's report is much more political than it is principled, and we need the people in power to stop playing politics with people's lives.
If progressives want greater success in Democratic Party primaries, they can learn from the man who has given their movement so much energy in recent years.
Of course, my ancestry and my religion are important to me as an individual. But a Senator need not share them to represent me on Capitol Hill.
The rift over crime appears to be yet another example of what Thomas Picketty has referred to as the rise of the "Brahmin Left."
It's understandable that Americans want to encourage pro-social behavior and good values among our citizens. But we should try to do so in ways that are backed up by evidence, both domestic and international.
Over the past few decades, economic class is an increasingly weak predictor of belonging to left-leaning parties in the UK, US, and elsewhere.
Too many in our current news media environment are quick to politicize their coverage and seek the truth only when it's convenient for their faction.
An elite cohort that runs everything from the major news media to the universities to America's political parties is deeply out of touch, not only with average Americans but perhaps its own political interests.
After two decades at war, the United States has decided that it cannot continue an indefinite military presence in Afghanistan. But that doesn't mean that Washington—and the rest of the world—should turn their backs on a country that has been through decades of conflict.
There's nothing progressive about leaving these people to fend for themselves. Nobody has the silver bullet to ending this crime wave, but you can't solve a problem you can't even bring yourself to acknowledge.
Democratic politicians, liberal-leaning media outlets, and the progressive nonprofit world have been quick to blame "white supremacy" or right-wing political rhetoric about COVID-19 for the violence. But few of the attackers in these cases are even white, let alone white supremacists.
During the Trump years, left of center America slowly shed its old politics of social liberation—the one born in UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, sexual liberation, and the civil rights revolution—and have replaced it with something else: a politics of social control.