Author: Richard Handler

The Ku Klux Klan and the Value of Shame

Richard Handler , August 2nd, 2017

A recent Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew close to 1,000 counterprotestors. Steve Helber/Associated Press On July 8, Charlottesville, Virginia, witnessed the value of…


Let’s Keep Arguing About Flags and Statues

Richard Handler , May 31st, 2016

The Confederate flag, which many people see as a symbol of America’s racist past, continues to spark debate. fauxto_digit/Flickr Last summer, the Confederate flag was finally taken down…


Trump’s Tactics and Republican Speechlessness

Richard Handler , March 24th, 2016

The most astounding thing about the rise of Donald Trump is not his willingness to use racist hatred as a central theme in his presidential campaign—it’s the unwillingness…