Her selection as the vice-presidential nominee offers a welcome opportunity to expand our thinking on race and identity

Last week, as I sat down to dinner in an elegant hillside home in the southern Turkish town of Bodrum, two Indian women roared with approval when they learned that Kamala Harris had been selected as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate. These proud members of the Indian diaspora reveled…

Just because something doesn’t use an offensive mascot doesn’t mean it can’t reinforce a broken system

Washington D.C.’s pro football team. Aunt Jemima pancake products. Eskimo Pies. They’re all examples of the everyday racism that bombards people of color from the supermarket to the playing field. They’re also all iconic American products that both corporations and consumers finally agree are ready for a rebrand.

But what…

I always laughed at the word ‘toxic,’ but this Facebook group was a real wake-up call

Three months into quarantine — and deep into what felt like our 500th Zoom or Blink or Google Video lesson — my husband and I finally began to give up. The endless online classes were not only taking a toll on our family’s sanity, they no longer seemed to be…

David Kaufman

Editor, writer, father, husband hummus-lover and ex-Cali guy living in NYC.

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