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What’s Unsaid in the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion
Francis: Police brutality is just the first item on the agenda.
Allure’s Misguided Guide to Afros
Francis: On living in a country that loves black culture more than black people.
Francis: What do Ben Affleck and the Confederate Flag controversy have in common?
Blackness Isn’t Transferable
Francis: Dylann Roof, Rachel Dolezal, and the experience that can’t be borrowed.
Serena Williams Is Black and Female
Francis: Why our greatest athlete doesn’t get her due.
How to Handle Sex Assaults on Campus?
Francis: The Emma Sulkowicz case suggests there are no easy answers.
Tony Come Lately?
Francis: Candidates — local and national — suddenly discover that black lives matter.
Why I Won’t Watch Floyd Mayweather Fight
Francis: How much should we expect of our athletes?
The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death
Francis: We absolutely need video to prove police misconduct. But does over-saturation risk desensitization?
Trevor Noah and the Never-Ending Cycle of Internet Shame
Francis: In the Digital Era, a mistake is never just a mistake.
Sometimes, Racism Is Just Racism
Francis: No excuses for the OU frat boys.
Medicating Women’s Feelings? What Else Is New?
It’s as sexist as it is timeless.
Why Jonathan Chait Is Wrong About Political Correctness
Francis: Does it challenge “bedrock liberal ideals” — or white men with platforms?
Three Lessons for Police
What Philadelphia can learn from New York’s example.
Why “I Can’t Breathe” Matters
LeBron and other athletes take up the activism their predecessors declined.