Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

"A Nation of Cowards."

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that we've seen a steady drumbeat of racial "incidents" over the last week or so.

More on "Acting White."

In a recent Bloggingheads episode, John McWhorter and Richard Thompson Ford spend a few minutes discussing the "acting white" charge as described in Stuart Buck's book and their respective reviews:

Tactical Radicalism.

Jonathan Chait has a great post up about the GOP's tactical radicalism, and what it means for the party's traditional establishment. In short, Republican voters and some activists believe that ideological purity comes at no cost whatsoever, and as such the party can nominate right-wing extremists without suffering any electoral harm. Here's Chait with more: