What Is to Be Done About the New York Times Not Giving Credit Where It’s Due?

J.K. Trotter · 06/22/16 01:22PM

Last night, the New York Times reported on Iowa Congressman Steve King’s attempt to block the Obama administration from changing the face of the $20 bill from Andrew Jackson to the black abolitionist Harriet Tubman. At first glance, the piece reads as straightforward, workaday journalism. On closer inspection, however, it reveals a few of the paper of record’s most entrenched pathologies.

Who Knew a Skit Called "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" Would Be Offensive?

Cord Jefferson · 08/15/13 02:32PM

Here's the premise: Beloved abolitionist Harriet Tubman, while enslaved, turns the tables on her "massa" one night by graciously accepting his normally unwanted sexual advances in an effort to blackmail him and earn her freedom. What could go wrong with that bit of comedy?