Sean Collins is a news editor with Vox’s politics and policy team. He’s helped cover elections, Congress, and both the Biden and Trump administrations. His reporting focuses on race and politics; among other things, he’s written about the true meaning of Juneteenth, policing, Black voters, and white nationalism in the Trump administration. Previously, Sean was Vox’s weekend editor, an editor at Blavity, and a chemical engineer. Originally from Chicago, he currently resides in Washington, DC.
The holiday observes the emancipation of enslaved people. Let it also be a time to consider the hypocrisies of the American experiment.