Debra Dickerson

Debra Dickerson is the author of The End of Blackness andAn American Story.

March 28 2012 1:56 PMSucker-PunchedThis 5-year-old black comedian jokes about being beaten.
High Concept
Aug. 11 2004 12:09 PMRacist Like MeWhy am I the only honest bigot?
April 9 2003 5:03 PMLosing My Fear of Falling on My Face
The Book Club
Jan. 22 2002 7:44 PMExplaining King's Carnal Pathology
The Book Club
Dec. 19 2001 11:50 AMThe Bible as Literature
Aug. 27 1996 3:30 AMEqual OpportunismUPN's new black sitcoms.
High Concept
Sept. 3 2004 9:03 AMFirst ClassIs it possible to raise rich kids who don't have a sense of entitlement?
July 13 2004 2:22 PMBill CosbyAmerica's granddad gets ornery.
April 8 2003 4:25 PMWorkarounds to the Front
The Book Club
Jan. 21 2002 6:53 PMCapturing the Movement
The Book Club
Dec. 18 2001 11:47 AMWould God Be Tolerated Without the Pestilence and Punishments?


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy

Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059


Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

So, Apple Is Not Shuttering Beats, but the Streaming Service Will Probably Be Folded Into iTunes

  News & Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PM Why Can’t the Census Count Gay Couples Accurately?
  Double X
Sept. 22 2014 4:06 PM No, Women’s Soccer Does Not Have a Domestic Violence Problem Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 5:45 PM The University of California Corrects “Injustice” by Making Its Rich Chancellors Even Richer
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PM Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.