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December 2020

Word Nerd

John McWhorter is best known as a cultural critic who garners bouquets and brickbats from left and right alike. But he’s really a linguistics geek at heart.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Features

December 2020

The Foreseeable Future

Making predictions about 2021 seems downright foolhardy. We did it anyway.

December 2020

By the People, for the People

A bilingual newspaper chronicles the Mission District’s transformations.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

December 2020

Mischief Managed

Stately and venerable, this oak tree witnessed antics that were anything but.

By

Charity Ferreira

September 25, 2020

Historian Ana Raquel Minian on Immigrant and Latinx Rights

A story of shifting public sentiment and interconnected economies.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 22, 2020

Historian James Campbell on White Backlash

Freedom, justice and equality are too often seen as zero-sum.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 22, 2020

Sociologist Matthew Clair on Race and Class in Criminal Justice

It takes more than a movement to transform the system.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 22, 2020

Politics Scholar Omar Wasow on Protests, Violence and the Media

How activists tell their stories can help build coalitions, says the Class of ’92 alum and Princeton assistant professor.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

December 2020

The Doctor in Charge of the NBA Bubble

Five swabs a day keeps COVID away, and other tales from the league’s unprecedented epidemiological experiment.

By

Kelli Anderson

September 18, 2020

Social Psychologist Brian Lowery on Privilege

People separate advantage and disadvantage—even though you can't have one without the other.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 2020

How to Build a Movement

Social change can seem sudden, as if millions awoke one day to the same realization. But really, scholars say, consensus is constructed through thousands of small acts over generations.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

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