Stories by Rich Benjamin

Rich Benjamin is the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America. He is senior fellow at the nonpartisan think tank Demos and sits on the board of the Roosevelt Institution. His commentary is featured on NPR and Fox Radio, and in newspapers nationwide. subscribe to Rich Benjamin's feed

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013, Source: Salon

The president's remarks gave us context to the episode, but not a single opinion on the issues that brought us here.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Confessions of a white crackhead and literary wunderkind: Bill Clegg discusses drugs, booze, literature and interracial sex.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Michael Steele's admission that the Republicans have explicitly pursued a race-based 'southern strategy' runs counter to the strikingly high number of black GOP candidates.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010, Source: USA Today

The bare minimum that our common good requires is a civilian's matching commitment to pay his fair share of taxes.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Should the US stop tracking its inhabitants' race, as the colorblind movement would have? Or should we endeavor to track race more comprehensively and nimbly?

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Joseph Stack's suicide screed chafes and exposes a raw wound this country does not know what to do with.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The simmering movement is the whitest phenomenon on the national scene, evident not just in its Caucasian numbers but in the bedrock beliefs stirring its anti-government contempt.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It’s the personal and dramatic aspects of race that obsess us, not the deeply rooted and currently active, political inequalities.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As the Census "time bomb" ticks, fear mounts over a perceived loss of whites' raw power - demographic, social, economic, and political.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Hyperion Books

The law does not forbid segregated or discriminating neighborhoods. It simply forbids intentional discrimination.