Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Aug. 2 2015 9:38 PMHow Ferguson Changed AmericaA year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.
The History of American Slavery
July 24 2015 12:31 PMWho Should Tell the Story of Slavery?Read a transcript of Henry Louis Gates’ appearance on the History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
Politics
July 22 2015 5:03 PMBlame the PoliceSandra Bland’s arrest and death are a national scandal. The police are responsible.
Politics
July 20 2015 3:12 PMMore Than a Food FightWhy Hillary should take the Black Lives Matter Netroots fracas seriously.
The History of American Slavery
July 14 2015 1:50 PMThe Family Life of the Enslaved: Episode 4 TranscriptRead a transcript of The History of American Slavery, Episode 4.
The Audio Book Club
July 10 2015 10:43 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits Station ElevenSlate critics debate Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic best-seller.
Politics
July 8 2015 6:17 PMThe GOP’s Two Latino ProblemsRepublicans aren’t just alienating Latinos. They are turning off some white voters along the way.
Politics
July 1 2015 4:51 PMThe GOP Base Loves TrumpIt sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
Politics
June 29 2015 8:44 PMEasy AAThe Supreme Court might destroy affirmative action because this white woman’s grades weren’t good enough.
Politics
June 25 2015 5:42 PMUnacceptable ImpactThe Supreme Court takes a stand against housing discrimination.
The History of American Slavery
June 24 2015 11:30 AMWhat Was “Gradual Emancipation”?Even in the Northern states, slavery’s abolition arrived slowly after America’s Revolution.
Political Gabfest
June 19 2015 11:09 AMThe “I Would Build A Great Wall” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, the presidential aspirations of both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, and the increasingly effective campaign of Bernie Sanders.
The History of American Slavery
June 18 2015 5:48 PMSlavery During America’s RevolutionRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 3.
History
June 18 2015 10:39 AMA Living LandmarkCharleston’s Emanuel AME Church isn’t just a church. It is a historic symbol of black resistance to slavery and racism.
Politics
June 17 2015 5:56 AMWhy Hillary Clinton Should Go Full NerdThe Democratic front-runner should offer voters her authentic, geeky self.
The History of American Slavery
July 28 2015 11:10 AMFor More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of SlavesHenry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
Politics
July 23 2015 5:26 PMBad PollsWhy you should ignore all those new numbers that say Hillary is doomed.
Politics
July 21 2015 2:46 PMTrump’s Not Done YetWhy his comments about McCain and his doxing of Graham won’t end his candidacy.
Politics
July 14 2015 3:08 PMTwo AmericasHillary Clinton and Scott Walker have utterly different visions for our future.
Politics
July 13 2015 6:18 PMMade in WisconsinScott Walker thinks being governor will make him a great president. Actually, that’s unlikely.
The History of American Slavery
July 9 2015 12:20 PMThe Family Life of Enslaved PeopleHistory of American Slavery, Episode 4: What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned.
Politics
July 6 2015 5:39 PMWhy Bernie Sanders Is the Left’s Ron PaulHe isn’t going to win his party’s nomination, but his popularity still matters. 
Politics
June 30 2015 6:23 PMIf You See a Chance, Take ItChris Christie’s doomed campaign and the hard lesson of presidential politics.
Politics
June 29 2015 7:27 AMA New Southern HeritageObama has called for an honest accounting of America’s history. Here’s how to do it.
The History of American Slavery
June 25 2015 1:35 PMThe Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Politics
June 22 2015 9:23 PMEviction NoticeThe GOP wanted to keep pandering on the Confederate flag. Why they couldn’t this time.
Politics
June 19 2015 9:05 AMThe 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.
History
June 18 2015 2:22 PMThe Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women”Racists have long used rape to defend their worst racist violence.
Politics
June 18 2015 5:45 AMCriminal NeglectBy refusing to police the streets, Baltimore’s cops are fueling the city’s lawlessness and violence. 
The History of American Slavery
June 17 2015 3:25 AMThe Hypocrisy of America’s RevolutionHistory of American Slavery, Episode 3: Slavery during the Revolutionary War and Elizabeth Freeman’s groundbreaking “freedom suit.” 

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