Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Sept. 5 2014 12:01 PMA Few Helpful Rules for Reviewing Books About SlaveryTips the Economist may want to remember next time.
Politics
Aug. 29 2014 1:17 PMKeeping the Police HonestAmerica’s police departments need greater accountability—and it must come from outside the forces.
Politics
Aug. 26 2014 12:56 PMWhy Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?We hoped he would bring racial understanding. But with two years left, there’s nothing Obama can say about race that doesn’t lead to more rancor.
Politics
Aug. 21 2014 8:30 PMProtesting the ProsecutionDemonstrators say St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch has a long-standing and personal bias in favor of the police.
Politics
Aug. 19 2014 6:45 PMTaking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
Dispatches
Aug. 14 2014 12:38 PMHow a Demonstration Turned Into a DisasterThe outrageous police actions in Ferguson, Missouri.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Politics
Aug. 5 2014 4:33 PMBroken Windows Policing Kills PeopleSenseless deaths are a predictable result of cracking down on minor offenses.
Politics
July 31 2014 9:33 PMMississippi’s Willful NeglectIt and some other red states can’t be trusted to take care of the poor.
Politics
July 28 2014 6:49 PMThe Case for Marijuana ReparationsThe war on weed was foolish and costly. If we can admit that, then we should also be able to admit that it’s time to make amends to those who were most harmed by those laws.
Politics
July 24 2014 6:43 PMThe Crisis in Black HomeownershipHow the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
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July 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy the Halbig Decision Is Nothing for Republicans to Celebrate
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.
Politics
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.
Politics
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.
Politics
Sept. 4 2014 1:34 PMDon’t Know Much Revisionist HistoryConservatives are appalled by changes to the AP U.S. history exam. Which is funny, because the changes are hardly revolutionary. 
Politics
Aug. 29 2014 10:36 AMIs Hillary Clinton Better at Talking About Racial Injustice Than Obama?It may take the next white president to talk to white Americans about race.
Politics
Aug. 22 2014 4:40 PMThe Two Very Different Worlds of FergusonThe white community is worried about the city’s image. The black community wants justice.
Politics
Aug. 21 2014 12:16 PMOne Quiet NightHave police in Ferguson finally learned how to do their jobs without pointing their guns at people?
Politics
Aug. 19 2014 6:42 PMWhy the Fires in Ferguson Won’t End SoonThe tensions have been building for a long time, and even justice for Michael Brown won’t change that.
Politics
Aug. 13 2014 1:15 PMThe Militarization of the PoliceIt’s dangerous and wrong to treat Ferguson, Missouri, as a war zone.
Science
Aug. 7 2014 5:45 PMWhite People Are Fine With Laws That Harm BlacksThe futility of fighting criminal justice racism with statistics.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 1 2014 10:30 AMCan Anyone Stop the War in Gaza?
Politics
July 29 2014 6:44 PMThe GOP’s Latino DilemmaThe Republican Party knows how to win over Latino voters. They just aren’t willing to do it.
Politics
July 25 2014 3:15 PMThe Poor Don’t Need a Life CoachAmerica’s poor need bigger checks, not a “life plan.”
Politics
July 24 2014 11:22 AMNational Review’s Dishonest HistoryJohn Fund thinks blacks have been fooled into supporting Democrats. That’s even more insulting than his misleading history of Jim Crow laws.
Politics
July 22 2014 1:34 PMThe Terrorist Logic in Support of IsraelThis New York University scholar believes Palestinian civilians are legitimate targets because Gazans voted for Hamas.
Politics
July 3 2014 3:59 PMConservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
Politics
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.
Politics
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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