Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
June 12 2015 7:22 PMIs Rachel Dolezal Black Just Because She Says She Is?Maybe. What we don’t know is whether she also accepted the hardships of being black.
Politics
June 9 2015 10:27 AMOur Segregated Summers The police misconduct in McKinney, Texas, is part of America’s long, fraught history of race and swimming. 
Politics
June 4 2015 9:29 PMHillary Clinton Hits the GOP on Voter SuppressionHer ideas on voting rights are also good politics.
Politics
June 2 2015 6:55 PMThe Hawks ReturnGeorge W. Bush and Dick Cheney were reviled at the end of their administration. Now their disastrous ideas are flying high. 
The History of American Slavery
June 2 2015 4:34 PMThe Middle Passage and British Abolition: Episode 2 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 2 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
Politics
May 29 2015 11:26 AMWhy Is Sen. Ron Johnson So Afraid of The Lego Movie?It isn’t the anti-corporate propaganda he thinks it is. 
Politics
May 26 2015 7:02 PMLeft FieldHillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
Politics
May 20 2015 7:04 PMOur Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
The History of American Slavery
May 19 2015 10:05 AMThe History of American SlaveryIn nine lives.
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:21 PMThe Terrible TransformationAnthony Johnson and the relatively comfortable position of slaves in early America. Listen to the History of American Slavery, Episode 1. 
Politics
May 15 2015 11:35 AMWhite OutWhy integrating America’s neighborhoods and cities is harder than we think. 
Politics
May 12 2015 9:12 PMCheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
Politics
May 7 2015 5:52 PMHuckabee’s Welfare State ConservatismThe former Arkansas governor understands something important about GOP voters: They aren’t opposed to welfare spending as long as it’s for them.
Politics
May 5 2015 5:29 PMA Swing and a MissPeter Schweizer’s attack on the Clintons leads with his conclusions and never connects the dots.
Politics
May 1 2015 12:46 PMWe Know What Killed Freddie GrayAnd a police badge shouldn’t hide the truth.
Politics
June 9 2015 7:31 PMPoor JudgmentMarco Rubio wants to cut safety nets for the poor. But he wouldn’t have survived his own financial mistakes without a billionaire’s help.
Brow Beat
June 8 2015 8:49 AMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Stannis Baratheon
Politics
June 3 2015 7:24 PMDemocrats, Don’t Freak Out!Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were always going to fall a little. That doesn’t change anything. 
The History of American Slavery
June 2 2015 4:51 PMInside the Slave ShipHistory of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano.
Politics
June 1 2015 7:57 PMClinton’s Resilient PopularityNo matter what we learn or what people say, Hillary remains one thing: One of the most popular political figures in America.
Politics
May 27 2015 7:22 PMBalancing ActDemocrats haven’t gone as far left as Republicans have gone right.
Politics
May 21 2015 6:51 PMWhy Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
Politics
May 19 2015 5:23 PMA Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one. 
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:23 PMThe Beginning of American Slavery: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 1 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy.
Politics
May 18 2015 6:26 PMRepublicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
Politics
May 13 2015 6:59 PMA Tax on BlacknessRacism is still rampant in real estate.
Politics
May 11 2015 5:45 PMAll in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?
Politics
May 6 2015 6:40 PMClinton’s Immigration Game ChangerHillary Clinton just went left of everyone.
Politics
May 4 2015 5:31 PMBen Carson Is No Herman CainHe’s far more paranoid.
Politics
April 30 2015 12:11 PMHillary Clinton’s Impressive Criminal Justice SpeechThe Democratic front-runner isn’t just committing herself to reform. She is making an important political decision about the race to come.

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