Brittney Cooper is a professor at Rutgers University and the author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.
It's Time to Tell a New Story About the South
Since 1968, American political fortunes have turned on the status of Southern politics. When Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, racially aggrieved white Southern Democrats defected to the Republican Party, a...By Brittney Cooper February 4, 2021
What America Owes Kamala Harris and Black Women Voters
When Americans elected Kamala Harris Vice-President, they symbolically completed a 150-year project of recognizing the right of Black people to exercise the full franchise as citizens. In 1870, the 15th Amendment gave African American men...By Brittney Cooper April 30, 2021
If Donald Trump Wins, Blame White People
Since the 2000 election, the first in which I was old enough to vote, the Republican Party and the courts have worked together to disenfranchise voters on the left, who are disproportionately people of color....By Brittney Cooper November 6, 2020
Why Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence?
Breonna Taylor was an essential worker. An EMT with aspirations to be a nurse, she was one of the people whose daily labor of keeping people safe we have come to value anew in the...By Brittney Cooper April 30, 2021
It Matters That Elizabeth Warren Is a Woman. Why Do So Many on the Left Insist That It Doesn't?
The lesson the Barack Obama era should have taught us is the foundational faultiness of specious claims to a post-racial America. For those who refused to see how entrenched racism remained even after Obama’s ascent,...By Brittney Cooper April 30, 2021
Stop Asking Whether Women 'Love Themselves Enough' to Leave Their Abusers
What Brittney Cooper learned about self-esteem from her mother's stories of abuseBy Brittney Cooper November 26, 2019
Black Women Are Not ‘Sassy’ — We’re Angry
Read an excerpt from Brittney Cooper's 'Eloquent Rage'By Brittney Cooper March 17, 2018
More from TIME