Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.

Politics
July 18 2014 1:35 PMAmerica’s Long History of Immigrant ScaremongeringConservatives claim that the young immigrants crossing the border are diseased and pose a dangerous public health risk. It’s a sad American tradition.
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July 1 2014 11:48 AMHillary Clinton Doesn’t Need LiberalsThe numbers show black voters defeated her in 2008 and will make her win in 2016.
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June 26 2014 3:57 PMThe Ikea IllusionIt’s terrific that Ikea and other retailers are raising their wages. But it won’t matter to the millions of Americans who can’t get to where the jobs are.
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June 23 2014 6:38 PMHillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned Any of the Lessons of IraqShe is just as hawkish as she was before the war, and if president, she would be poised to make the same mistakes again.
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June 20 2014 1:25 PMMississippi's Black Voters Should Vote for Thad Cochran
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June 17 2014 11:47 PMThe Most Discriminatory Law in the LandIt was based on a racist stereotype of unfit black mothers. Today, family cap laws do nothing but punish the poor for being poor.   
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June 16 2014 2:53 PMFool Me OncePaul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, and their fellow neocons botched Iraq. Now they want to tell you what they think. Ignore them.
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June 11 2014 10:14 AMSome Capital EatsSlate-sters dish on their favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C.
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June 6 2014 4:09 PMWhat Morgan Freeman Doesn’t Understand About RaceHis voice is authoritative. His opinions on race and inequality are wrong.
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June 5 2014 5:03 PMObamacare Is Worse Than 9/11No, it’s worse than slavery or the Holocaust. How long can the GOP afford to call Obamacare evil?
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June 3 2014 12:09 PMThe Real Cost to GOP ObstructionismThe Republican Party’s self-defeating efforts are helping liberals make their dreams come true.
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May 29 2014 11:20 AMBorderline InsanityPresident Obama’s immigration policy has been devastating for Latinos. Now it’s hurting him.
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May 22 2014 7:26 PMReparations Are OwedHere are a few ways to pay the bill.
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May 20 2014 5:48 PMHow the GOP Can Reach Out to Black AmericaThe Republican Party actually has a lot to offer black voters.
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May 16 2014 5:42 PMWhy Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?They think if we ignore skin color, racism will somehow disappear.
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July 3 2014 3:59 PMConservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
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June 27 2014 6:14 PMChris McDaniel Thinks Winning With Black Votes Is Somehow IllegitimateIt’s a notion that goes all the way back to the election of President Ulysses S. Grant.
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June 25 2014 1:42 PMWhy Mississippi’s Black Democrats Saved an Elderly White RepublicanThey saw Chris McDaniel for what he is: A classic Southern reactionary.
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June 20 2014 6:24 PMA Dangerous PrecedentThe GOP and the media should think twice before they demonize a politician for defending the accused.
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June 19 2014 6:49 PMThe Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’tJuneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.
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June 17 2014 6:38 PMMy Advice to the RNC on How to Win Black Voters
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June 11 2014 5:51 PMCantor’s ConsequencesWhat will and won’t change now that Eric Cantor is on his way out.
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June 9 2014 5:54 PMThe Most Venal Man in VirginiaState Sen. Phillip Puckett just sold out his poorest constituents, with no concern for their health and well-being. 
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June 6 2014 1:07 PMThe Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
Politics
June 3 2014 2:15 PMSlate Voice:Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?”Listen to Jamelle Bouie read his most popular article from the month of May.
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May 30 2014 3:04 PMThe GOP’s Grifter ProblemWhy the Republican Party attracts provocateurs, faux martyrs, and grifters in droves.
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May 27 2014 7:43 PMDo Minorities Do Better Under Democrats?More than anyone realized.
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May 21 2014 5:02 PMAre Hispanics Joining the White Mainstream?A surprising number of Hispanics opted to identify themselves as “white” in the last census.
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May 19 2014 7:16 PMEric Holder Talks About Racism the Way Obama Wishes He CouldWhere Obama treads carefully, his attorney general is direct and unapologetic.
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May 15 2014 4:37 PMStill Separate and UnequalWhy American schools are becoming segregated once again.

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