Rich Benjamin is author of "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America" and contributing editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
Forsyth County Meets the New American Majority
Co-published with Slate. What happens in a Whitopia as a red Georgia turns blue?
Trump’s Movement Is Shot Through With Fascism
Co-published with The Intercept. The sooner liberals understand that Trump’s supporters don’t care autocracy, the better they can push to win this election.
A Book Critic on What’s Wrong and Right With “Black Lists”
Co-published with The Intercept. We are in the era of Black Lives Matter but anti-racism books should not hold value only in relation to troubled times.
Not Just “Cops”: Culture Industry Must End Anti-Black Content
Co-published with The Intercept. It’s time to end the entertainment industry’s anti-Black, pro-police programming.
Corporate Virtue Signaling Is Fine. But Actions Matter More.
Co-published with the Los Angeles Times. U.S. corporations are ‘virtue signaling’ like crazy on race. But actions speak louder than words.
George Floyd Protests, Unequal Pandemic Response Expose Longstanding Problems
Co-published with Esquire. The killing of George Floyd and the inequities of our pandemic response are rooted in the same toxic brew of negligence, intransigence, racist …
Who Counts in a Census Taken During a Pandemic?
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. With COVID-19 infections raging nationally, poor people and people of color remain at risk for an undercount in …
Trump’s 2021 Budget Explains Bezos’ House Deal, L.A.’s Homeless Crisis
Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.
Failing to Address Millennial Concerns Could Cost Democrats the Election
Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. Millennial voters will play a key role in this election, since if they stay at home, Democrats are likely to …
Some Essential Reading for Ethically Compromised Parents
Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. The parents embroiled in the college admissions scandal could learn a thing or two from these selected readings on inequality …
Money Talks, But Does Anyone Understand What It’s Saying?
Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. Nowhere is the power of language so stealthy and destructive as the world of high finance.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Fears Are Still Alive in Trump’s America
Co-published with Esquire. The final cause for which King fought—income inequality—has devolved to crisis levels in the 50 years since his death.