Gary Younge

Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US. In 2009 he was awarded the James Cameron prize for journalism for his reporting of the 2008 US presidential election. His books include Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City.


Gary Younge, Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? Penguin Books 2011.


Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits, The Guardian, 26 April 2015

White guilt won't fix America's race problem. Only justice and equality will, The Guardian, 10 April 2015

Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot, The Guardian, 8 February 2015

American Sniper illustrates the west's morality blind spots, The Guardian, 26 January 2015

Paris Attacks Will Bolster the Right-Wing Front National, The Nation, 14 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: the danger of polarised debate, The Guardian, 11 January 2015

The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Republicans have called him a dictator. So why can't Obama get his own way? The Guardian, 17 November 2014

Republicans didn't win as big as you think they did. And Obama didn't lose, The Guardian, 5 November 2014

The Republicans: over-reaching and underscoring, The Guardian, 30 October 2014

Ebola has exposed America's fear, and Barack Obama's vulnerability, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

With so many issues off the agenda, no wonder the midterms are a turn-off, The Guardian, 16 October 2014

Michael Brown jury: putting a value on a black life in the United States, The Guardian, 10 October 2014

Carmen Segarra, the whistleblower of Wall Street, The Guardian, 5 October 2014

Obama: the 'yes we can' president with the 'at least I tried' legacy, The Guardian, 22 September 2014

Obama's dilemma is America's appetite for power but aversion to political risk, The Guardian, 8 September 2014

Ferguson's black community must not be given the same ‘justice' as Trayvon Martin, The Guardian, 22 August 2014

In Ferguson the violence of the state created the violence of the street, The Guardian, 18 August 2014

Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America, The Guardian, 10 August 2014

Fifty years on, the civil rights act has remade US politics, The Guardian, 29 June 2014

Who's in control – nation states or global corporations? The Guardian, 2 June 2014

Maya Angelou: a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow, The Guardian, 29 May 2014

The Truth About Race In America: It's Getting Worse, Not Better, The Nation, 21 May 2014 (9-16 June edition)

Racism is far more than old white men using the N-word, The Guardian, 18 May 2014

Tighter gun control won't stop the violence on its own, The Guardian, 4 May 2014

The Unbearable Whiteness of the American Left, The Nation, 27 April 2014 (May 12 edition)

On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe, The Guardian, 20 April 2014

Thought money could buy an American election? You ain't seen nothin' yet, The Guardian, 6 April 2014

Tony Benn knew the rules but would not play the game, The Guardian, 14 March 2014

The CIA has brought darkness to America by fighting in the shadows, The Guardian, 9 March 2014

What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for? The Guardian, 23 February 2014

Stuart Hall: a class warrior and a class act, The Guardian, 11 February 2014

Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad showed that some Americans still can't take diversity, The Guardian, 9 February 2014

The State of the Union confirmed only that our union is in a state, The Guardian, 29 January 2014

If Darrin Manning were a high school dropout, he'd still have the right to walk the streets unmolested, The Guardian, 27 January 2014

Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest – but his legacy must not be, The Guardian, 15 December 2013

Mandela was never a revolutionary, always a radical, The Guardian, 6 December 2013

Slandering Britain's Roma isn't courageous. It's racist, The Guardian, 17 November 2013

US Republicans make the poor pay to balance the budget, The Guardian, 4 November 2013

Roma, Racism And Tabloid Policing: Interview With Gary Younge by Ronan Burtershaw, Rabble, 23 October 2013

Race is central to the fear and angst of the US right, The Guardian, 20 October 2013

And so America's skewed democracy lurches on toward its next crisis, The Guardian, 17 October 2013

The US government shutdown is a playground spat that badly damages credibility, The Guardian, 6 October 2013

Gary Younge on Martin Luther King: exclusive book extract from The Speech, The Guardian, 27 September 2013

The American dream has become a burden for most, The Guardian, 22 September 2013

The US has little credibility left: Syria won't change that, The Guardian, 8 September 2013

The Rev King didn't dream of better people; he dreamed of a better system, The Guardian, 28 August 2013

What ever happened to Martin Luther King's dream? New Statesman, 27 August 2013

The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream, The Nation, 26 August 2013 (2-9 September issue)

The heroism of Antoinette Tuff reveals what's missing from politics, The Guardian, 25 August 2013

America cares for you – until you start asking questions, The Guardian, 12 Aiugust 2013

Langston Hughes showed me what it meant to be a black writer, The Guardian, 1 August 2013

Eduardo Galeano: 'My great fear is that we are all suffering from amnesia', The Guardian, 23 July 2013

Open season on black boys after a verdict like this, The Guardian, 14 July 2013

The US supreme court thinks racism is dead. It isn't, The Guardian, 30 June 2013

On the Voting Rights Act, the colour-blind have been led by the blind, The Guardian, 25 JUne 2013

Is Obama worse than Bush? That's beside the point, The Guardian, 21 June 2013

The whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriots, The Guardian, 16 June 2013

An epochal moment for civil rights in a single day: 11 June 1963, The Guardian, 11 June 2013

Hypocrisy lies at the heart of the trial of Bradley Manning, The Guardian, 2 June 2013

The Republican wolves are out for Obama but they are yet to draw blood, The Guardian, 19 May 2013

So, why are we so loyal to a president who is not loyal to us?, The Guardian, 5 May 2013

Atrocities like the Boston bombing are hard to tackle, but gun crime isn't, The Guardian, 21 April 2013

Iron Lady is dead but Thatcherism lives on, The Guardian, 11 April 2013

How Did Margaret Thatcher Do It? The Nation, 9 April 2013

Warning. This article on gay marriage contains optimism, The Guardian, 7 April 2013

Law and disorder: the destructive dynamic of America's segregated cities, The Guardian, 5 April 2013

Arrests at Chicago schools protest, The Guardian, 28 March 2013

Barack Obama is pushing gun control at home, but he's a killer abroad, The Guardian, 10 February 2013

He implored. He threatened. A final transformation from dove to hawk, The Guardian, 6 February 2013

Beyoncé. Horse meat. Lance Armstrong. We have to care about this contempt for the public, The Guardian, 27 January 2013

Obama's show of leadership on gun control was show – but very necessary, The Guardian, 16 January 2013

Obama's new team shows the Iraq lessons are forgotten, The Guardian, 13 January 2013

Suffer the Children, The Nation, 8 January 2013

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