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Race and Beyond

Looking Back at the Leadership of Ben Jealous

Benjamin Jealous’s resignation as president and CEO of the NAACP is being widely lamented, and his tenure in office considered largely successful.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

One man’s personal journey through the American immigration process has an unhappy ending—for him and for America.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’

We must embrace the increasing diversity of our nation and put all of our people’s interests at the forefront of our national agenda.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Remembering the Many Voices at the March on Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we should remember the many voices that called for peaceful protests against inequality.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let’s Celebrate Triumph, Not Tragedy

Despite the upsetting not-guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, there is no better time for black men and boys in America.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hockey as a Harbinger of Social Change

Racial lines on the ice disappear as outdated notions of who can and can’t play hockey melt away.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Small Gains for Affirmative Action

While the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action was better than expected, it still leaves many questions unanswered.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Witness to Whiteness

A performance artist explores her life to discover and reveal what it feels like to be white in America.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rude Perhaps, but Heckling Is Nothing New

Those who take offense to the heckling of the Obamas have to understand that this form of political dissent is a longstanding tradition.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cereal Ad Gives Us All Something to Chew On

While an ad campaign featuring an interracial couple and their mixed-race daughter upset a few, today’s modern American family mirrors the country’s fast-changing identity.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We Need to Increase Diversity in Policymaking

Diversifying the policymaking arena is imperative to developing and enacting policies that effectively respond to today’s America.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2012 Election Was a Historic First for Black Voters

A recent Census Bureau report confirms what many African Americans already believed: Attempts to suppress the black vote in 2012 only served to stoke turnout.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

The distortion and gross exaggeration at the heart of the Heritage Foundation’s latest argument against immigration reform even has its right-wing brethren crying foul.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

The public’s reaction to the NBA player’s decision to make his sexual orientation public shows how far we’ve come on the issue of LGBT equality.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The American Media Diet

Our knowledge of foreign affairs is dismal compared to other countries, but if we are going to remain leaders of an interconnected world, we can’t continue to lag behind.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013