Peniel Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph is professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. His most recent book is "Stokely: A Life." Follow him on Twitter: @penieljoseph

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
A Presidency Built on Racial Divisions
Racial violence that gripped Charlottesville, Va., causing the governor to declare a state of emergency represents a case of what Malcolm X famously characterized as “chickens coming home to roost.” President Donald Trump’s bluntly facile appeal to deep-seated racial divisions would be comical if...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hillary Clinton and the Urban Rebellion
The immediate policy response to urban rebellion in Baltimore on Monday night came, somewhat surprisingly, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who just launched her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Clinton’s first major policy speech made criminal-justice reform the core of...
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