William Wilson

William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. His article this issue is adapted from

The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics


How do we reconcile multiracial coalition politics with special opportunities for minorities? In place of racial preferences, we need more imaginative conceptions of talent and merit. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Race-neutral programs offer the best way to help the truly disadvantaged and to win back the truly disenchanted. Read more

Civil Rights in America

An exchange on whether American social and economic policy should emphasize special programs for blacks and other racial minorities or a more universal approach aimed equally at disadvantaged whites. Read more

Civil Rights in America