Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Oct. 30 2014 3:26 PMMississippi’s Race to the BottomThe state is failing in almost every imaginable way. The reason why is rooted in its violent and racist past.
Politics
Oct. 28 2014 5:33 PMUnrealized PromiseHouse Republicans have been incredibly unproductive. There is no reason to think that’s about to change.
Politics
Oct. 23 2014 7:28 PMThe Scene of the CrimeAutopsy results aren’t going to answer the essential question: Why did Michael Brown have to die?
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AMMarvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 5:46 PMPurple GeorgiaWhy the Democratic Party is placing big bets on Georgia.
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 5:39 PMTribal PoliticsStudies suggest the overwhelming motivation behind voter ID laws is hyper-partisanship, not racism.
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 2:58 PMISIS South of the BorderRepublicans in tight races are hoping the jihadists will help get them elected.
Politics
Oct. 6 2014 6:01 PMTax Cuts Uber AllesHow Republicans plan to cook the books if they win in November.
Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PMTalking WhiteBlack people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 7:13 PMFailure to LaunchJeb Bush will not save the Republican establishment.
Politics
Sept. 25 2014 8:51 PMFrom Good to GreatWhen it came to civil rights, Eric Holder was a top-notch attorney general. Too bad he didn’t serve in a less partisan moment.
Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:06 PMNothing to See HereThe one national holiday Republicans want you to forget.
Politics
Sept. 19 2014 6:22 PMBlacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment ProblemAmericans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 
Politics
Sept. 16 2014 11:25 AMThe GOP’s Phantom MenaceThe Republican Party’s new agenda is trying to solve problems that don’t exist.
Politics
Sept. 11 2014 8:12 PMRunning ScaredGeorgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and counting). Republicans never saw it coming.
Politics
Oct. 29 2014 9:31 AMThe Most Brazen Attempt at Voter Suppression YetNew revelations show GOP officials in key battleground states are attempting to purge millions of minorities from the voter rolls.
Politics
Oct. 27 2014 5:37 PMPlaying NiceGOP leaders say they want to govern constructively. It sounds good, but their voters aren’t going to let them.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 6:24 PMThe GOP Can’t Quit “Willie Horton”Even though they promise to do so, again and again.
Politics
Oct. 17 2014 1:55 PMThe Gulf That Divides UsThe Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks. 
Politics
Oct. 15 2014 7:38 PMThe Reasonable Extremists Among UsFor right-wing Republicans, the formula is easy: Appear moderate.
Politics
Oct. 13 2014 7:12 PMBlack and BlueWhy more diverse police departments won’t put an end to police misconduct. 
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 10:53 AMThe Next Assault on Civil RightsThe Roberts court has been hostile toward voting rights and affirmative action. Its next target is the Fair Housing Act.
Politics
Oct. 2 2014 7:40 PMThe Kansas MiracleWill Gov. Sam Brownback’s crazy experiments and ruinous policies haunt the Republican Party?
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 11:57 AMIowa RadicalThe GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
Slate Picks
Sept. 26 2014 10:41 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Jamelle Bouie shares a few good tabs.
Politics
Sept. 25 2014 2:13 PMState CrimesJohn Crawford looks to have been murdered. Even worse, the police who killed him are probably free to kill again.
Politics
Sept. 22 2014 5:33 PMThe Politics of StigmaWhy are lighter-skinned Latinos and Asians more likely to vote Republican?
Politics
Sept. 16 2014 5:47 PMTale of Two FergusonsWe knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guessed.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
Politics
Sept. 5 2014 7:17 PMThe New RacismFirst you deny racism exists. Then you smear the reputation of any black man who appears to be a victim.

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