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Toward 2050 in Texas

Houston population book_alt2 icon Report While the Houston region has also become one of the most diverse metro regions across the nation, its growing communities of color have not equally shared in the region’s economic recovery.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rethinking How to Address the Growing Female Prison Population

InmatesClimbing U.S. incarceration rates for women continue to devastate families and communities with few societal benefits.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 8, 2013

Who Can Afford Unpaid Leave?

FMLA and women of colorIt is in our nation’s best interest to make sure that all of our workers can be productive members of our country’s workforce and also take care of their own health or the health of their loved ones.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Asian Americans Benefit from Diversity in Higher Education

Affirmative action rallyThe conservative strategy of attempting to pit Asian Americans against other communities of color fails to recognize overwhelming support for affirmative action by Asian Americans.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Right-Wing Extremists Aren’t the Lone Wolves They Seem to Be

People walk around a flag pole outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the site of a hate-fueled, violent attack that left six members of the Sikh community dead. The rise in right-wing extremist and white-supremacist attacks suggests that these radicals are part of larger movements that are gaining support, a trend that we must pay attention to as our country becomes more diverse.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Toward 2050 in North Carolina

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Ajinkya and Rachel Wilf document demographic change in North Carolina and what the country can learn from the state's experience.

By Julie Ajinkya and Rachel Wilf | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Economic Gap Widens for Blacks

Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya discuss how the economic gap is widening for black Americans.

By Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 23, 2012

Unequal Pay Day for Black and Latina Women

Julie Ajinkya presents the basic facts about the deep pay inequality facing so many women of color in our economy today.

By Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 16, 2012

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell explain how communities of color were hit particularly hard by the Great Recession in 2007 and how they're still struggling as the economy recovers.

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Race-baiting to Stop Marriage Equality Is Wrong

Julie Ajinkya slams the conservative organization for its hateful tactics, which are sure to backfire while uniting progressives.

By Julie Ajinkya | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Toward 2050 in California

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Ajinkya looks at the lessons that Los Angeles’s experience with demographic change holds for the rest of the nation.

By Julie Ajinkya | Monday, March 26, 2012

Toward 2050 in California

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Ajinkya looks at the lessons learned in California’s San Joaquin Valley from demographic change that will soon be true for the rest of the nation.

By Julie Ajinkya | Monday, March 26, 2012

‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Leads to Trayvon Martin’s Death: Legal Deadly Force Outside the Home Meets Racial Profiling

Julie Ajinkya details why Florida’s self-defense laws ran amok in the shooting death of a young black man walking home from the store.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Las 5 cosas que debe saber de las mujeres en nuestro sistema penal

Al celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer y rendirle homenaje a las increíbles hazañas realizadas por las mujeres a nivel mundial, también deberíamos tomar nota de la labor que queda por hacer para asegurar que la mujer no sufra de manera desproporcionada debido a su género.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 9, 2012

Como aumentar el potencial económico de las Mujeres

El impacto de la iniciativa empresarial de las mujeres en la economía mundial no se puede subestimar. En 2010, 104 millones de mujeres en 59 de las economías del mundo empezaron y manejaron nuevas empresas, generando millones de puestos de trabajo y contribuyeron sustancialmente a su hogar, así como también al producto interno bruto mundial.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 9, 2012