Nicholas Wapshott

Will conservatives tackle the racists in their midst?

July 24, 2013

President Obama’s remarks about what it is to be an African-American in America have disturbed those who prefer to believe our nation is color-blind. That was always a myth, like the notion we are a “melting pot” of nationalities, all heaving together toward a common end. Even in New York, the most cosmopolitan of cities, racial groups tend to keep to themselves and differences survive across generations.

Zimmerman: A trial that was all about race

July 14, 2013

Will George Zimmerman’s trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin and the all-too predictable acquittal change anything?