“Being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it.”
Eugene Scott“I can accept the labels because being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it. It’s richer than being a white male writer because I know more and I’ve experienced more.”
Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week We in the press often write and talk about African-Americans and their political perspecti…
Eugene ScottThe idea that black voters haven’t (and don’t) consider conservative policies displays a misunderstanding of black communities and a limited knowledge of history. There are far more black conservative voters than many non-black people realize
Parents spend an average of nearly $10,000 per child on day care every year.
Eugene Scott“Child care is one of the hardest, most expensive problems for parents to solve ... Nationally, parents spend an average of nearly $10,000 per child on day care every year, the highest that figure has ever been.”
Trump's attacks on four nonwhite Democrats, explained with great clarity.
Eugene ScottGingrich “let it slip that Trump is more interested in attacking Democrats as radical than he is in working on proposals that would lift the fortunes of working-class Americans, including the working-class whites in his base,” @ThePlumLineGS
When Democrats are accused of anti-Semitism, Republicans understand that coded language can be hurtful. But Trump’s racist comments get a pass.
Eugene Scott"The radically different standard that American conservatives use to evaluate charges of bigotry against Trump and Omar has nothing to do with principle. It’s identity politics by another name," @PeterBeinart
This week feels like a Trump self-own. But remember 1972? You were this confident then, and it got you Nixon.
Eugene Scott“Trump might be racist, as his incendiary attack on “the Squad” of freshman Congresswomen proves, but he’s not entirely wrong to think that tying Democrats to their most extreme voices is a potentially winning strategy,” @SykesCharlie
Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has...
Eugene ScottScherie Murray, a Republican who immigrated from Jamaica, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.)
Migrant children held in Yuma, Arizona, report sex assault and retaliation for protests in addition to unsanitary conditions and overcrowding.
Eugene ScottA 15-year-old girl from Honduras described a large, bearded officer putting his hands inside her bra, pulling down her underwear and groping her as part of what was meant to be a routine pat down in front of other immigrants and officers.
An out-of-the-way border station in the desert near El Paso is the epicenter of outrage over the Trump administration’s policies on the border.
Eugene ScottOutbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells. The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing.
As more Somali refugees arrive in St. Cloud, white anti-immigration activists have pressed an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.
Eugene Scott“The very word ‘Islamophobia’ is a false narrative,” Mr. Palmer, 70, said. “A phobia is an irrational fear.” Raising his voice, he added, “An irrational fear! There are many reasons we are not being irrational.”
A new study in Chicago shows how the dream of homeownership was converted into a poverty trap.
Eugene Scott"If you ever find yourself in a predominantly black neighborhood, wondering why everyone seems so poor, know this: It’s largely because white people, possibly even you or your ancestors, stole from them and their ancestors."
Author Pete Wehner joins Morning Joe to discuss the damage President Trump has done to the evangelical movement since taking office. Wehner outlines his argument in the new book 'Death of Politics: How To Heal Our Fractured Republic After Trump.'
Eugene Scott"It is a cautionary tale of the temptations of power and what it can do to people and what it can do to a movement," @Peter_Wehner on evangelicals support for Trump
In her Netflix miniseries When They See Us, DuVernay tells the story of five innocent teens who were pressured into falsely confessing to the 1989 assault and rape of a white jogger in Central Park.
Eugene Scott"The city never apologized; they settled. No one on the side of the prosecution ever apologized. They've stuck by the fact that even though the real man came out and said: I did it, I did it alone," @ava #WhenTheySeeUs