Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

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
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
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.
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?

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  Life
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Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
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  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
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Sports Nut
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