Author: Rich Benjamin

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.

Co-published with SlateWhat happens in a Whitopia as a red Georgia turns blue?

Co-published with The InterceptThe sooner liberals understand that Trump’s supporters don’t care autocracy, the better they can push to win this election.

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.

Co-published with The Intercept. It’s time to end the entertainment industry’s anti-Black, pro-police programming.

Co-published with the Los Angeles Times. U.S. corporations are ‘virtue signaling’ like crazy on race. But actions speak louder than words.

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 double standards, and corporate favoritism that prior crises revealed.

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 the 2020 Census.

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.

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 lose.

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 in the higher-education system.

Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. Nowhere is the power of language so stealthy and destructive as the world of high finance.

Co-published with EsquireThe final cause for which King fought—income inequality—has devolved to crisis levels in the 50 years since his death.

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