Behind every white pastor’s statement about racial reconciliation is a Black colleague’s late-night tracked changes.
McKay Coppins"While prominent white pastors often get the attention for their statements on racism, their younger, less powerful Black colleagues typically work behind the scenes to facilitate them."
We are still somewhat in the dark, but not completely.
McKay Coppins"Parents can’t wait around forever. As long as they have to stay home with children, they cannot truly participate in the workforce. The facts right now suggest reopening schools would not lead to disaster, but more info shouldn’t be so hard to come by"
A 14-year-old in Atlanta created one of the biggest dances on the internet. But nobody really knows that.
McKay CoppinsThe thing about @TaylorLorenz is that every time I read one of her stories I learn something surprising/weird/delightful/horrifying. There are very few reporters—on any beat—who pull that off.
Here's a recent example
In France, where I live, the virus is under control. I can hardly believe the news coming out of the United States.
McKay Coppins"If the country sparked fear and intense resentment under George W. Bush and mild resentment mixed with vicarious pride under Barack Obama, what it provokes under Trump has been something entirely new: pity and indifference."
Intentional voter suppression and unintentional suppression of the vote will collide in November.
McKay Coppins"If history is a guide, America is careening toward a tumultuous November. And if Trump and Republicans want to exploit the pandemic for their benefit in the fall, they may have a public-health excuse for doing so."
Important story from @AdamHSays
Black families need wealth. The government could give it to them.
McKay Coppins"Black families with kids have a single penny in wealth for every dollar that white families with kids have. And white high-school dropouts have a higher net worth, on average, than black college graduates."
The U.S. has seen more cases in the past week than in any week since the pandemic began.
McKay Coppins"Yesterday, the U.S. reported 38,672 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest daily total so far. Ignore any attempt to explain away what is happening: The American coronavirus pandemic is once again at risk of spinning out of control."
How an ardent defender of faith—and Donald Trump—came to think of the press as her enemy
McKay Coppins"Of all the criticism McEnany has received, accusations that she has betrayed Christian teachings seem to be the only ones that bother her..."
Read @emmaogreen on Trump's White House press secretary
The president is having a difficult time deploying his traditional culture-war playbook against Biden.
McKay Coppins"After 12 years of feasting on white identity politics with a black man and a woman as its preeminent villains, the Republican Party is struggling to run its Obama-era culture-war playbook against an old, moderate white guy," writes @AdamSerwer
Fleeing a big city because of the pandemic is a bigger gamble than it might seem.
McKay CoppinsDon't move to the suburbs because of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Move to the suburbs because of the abundant air conditioning and the not-having-to-make-your-kids-sleep-in-the-closet.
The path that led the Republican senator to march with a Black Lives Matter protest began half a century ago with his father.
McKay CoppinsRomney has not always followed his father's example. While George famously defied members of his own party over civil rights, Mitt has often been cautious and calculating in the past—less than eager to push back against the toxic forces within the GOP.
McKay CoppinsBut in my conversations with him over the past year, Romney has often invoked his father's legacy at key moments—most notably when choosing to vote for Trump's removal.
McKay CoppinsThe path that led Romney to yesterday's protest began half a century earlier with his father—a man whose legacy has long shaped, and sometimes haunted, his son.