About Michael Harriot

Michael Harriot is a writer, cultural critic and championship-level Spades player. His book, Black AF History: The Unwhitewashed Story of America, will be released in 2022.

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worst presidential candidates for Black people, theGrio.com
May 26, 2023
OPINION: We ranked the current presidential candidates from both parties in terms of the threat they posed to Black Americans.
woke, critical race theory, theGrio.com
May 24, 2023
OPINION: Now that critical race theory, Black Lives Matter and “woke” have all been successfully redefined as an anti-white pejorative, which common word or phrase does Caucasian Rebranding Team have in its crosshairs?
Moms for Liberty, theGrio.com
May 19, 2023
OPINION: The final chapter of the series examines the Moms for Liberty-led anti-critical race theory coup that claimed the career of Berkeley County Schools’ first Black superintendent.
moms for liberty, critical race theory, theGrio.com
May 18, 2023
OPINION: Part 3 of theGrio’s series on the conservative war against CRT details how a group of angry white mothers took over a majority-Black school district and ousted its celebrated superintendent.
SC critical race war
May 17, 2023
OPINION: The second installment of our four-part series details how celebrated Black scholar Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte found herself in the crosshairs of the conservative campaign against education equity.
May 16, 2023
OPINION: To commemorate the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, theGrio’s four-part series explores how South Carolina became the home of the fight against education equity and critical race theory.
May 5, 2023
OPINION: Fox News had no choice but to fire Tucker Carlson after his white-on-white crime commentary broke the network’s number one rule.
April 27, 2023
OPINION: In an industry that is overwhelmingly white, “Bryon Allen Presents The Washington DC Gala” shows why Black representation is just as important as Black excellence.
April 21, 2023
OPINION: GOP presidential Vivek Ramaswamy claims the Civil War was fought so Black people could own guns. Don Lemon (and facts) disagree.
Tennessee House Republicans leaked audio, thegrio.com
April 14, 2023
OPINION: Leaked audio of Tennesee’s GOP House members holding a white supremacy workshop reveals why people who commit acts of racism truly believe they aren’t racist.
Colfax Massacre, theGrio.com
April 13, 2023
OPINION: 150 years ago today, a white supremacist act of domestic terrorism set the stage for Black voter suppression, an insurrection and 150 years of gun reform stagnation
April 1, 2023
OPINION: Black America has some advice for the new criminal justice reform activists in Donald Trump’s uncivil whites movement
February 17, 2023
OPINION: President Biden reassured America that aliens were not idling in their balloon ships preparing to gentrify Earth. But if they were, here’s some advice from people who are very familiar with colonizers.
Election For Mayor Held In Minneapolis
February 9, 2023
OPINION: The thought of abolishing the police seems like an absurd idea … unless you’re one of the people who police don’t protect or serve.
Release Of Tyre Nichols Police Beating Video Sparks Demonstrations
January 28, 2023
OPINION: Even before the world saw the officers for the American descendants of slave catchers lynch Tyre Nichols, people wondered how Black cops be part of white supremacy.
January 25, 2023
OPINION: The Bethune-Cookman University debacle has nothing to do with ineptitude, disrespect or dysfunctional historically Black institutions. It is about Ed Reed.
January 13, 2023
The House Republican gave the MSNBC host a valuable lesson on how conservatives managed to dispel one of Black America’s biggest myths.
January 6, 2023
OPINION: When theGrio compared the data from the Jan. 6 insurrection to the 2020 George Floyd protests, we discovered some striking similarities and some not-so-shocking disparities.
Akon thegrio.com
OPINION: When Akon explained the difference between African artists and Black Americans, he exposed a deep-seated rift created by people like Akon.
December 31, 2022
OPINION: 2022 was a banner year for whiteness. Here are our choices for the standouts who earned well-deserved accolades for their achievements in wypipoing.