Witness to Whiteness
A performance artist explores her life to discover and reveal what it feels like to be white in America.
Urging Family Policies to Focus on Fathers of Color
With Father’s Day right around the corner, policymakers should focus on implementing ideas that can help fathers of color and low-income fathers improve their and their families’ lives.
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.
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.
A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update
Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.
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.
Borrowers of Color Need More Options to Reduce Their Student-Loan Debt
Offering students of color more ways to reduce their student debt, including refinancing their loans, would provide a boost to the overall economy and ensure a better future for communities of color.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s Agree to Disagree
We should embrace opposition to our ideas and opinions instead of fiercely opposing it and taking sides, as Michael Fauntroy and Roland Martin recently did in a Twitter debate.
How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color
Issue Brief With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.
Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life
One Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.
Fixing the GOP
Saving the Republican Party will require some radical and fundamental changes, but preventing the party’s demise isn’t an impossible task.
Toward 2050 in Texas
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.