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.
What Does the Facebook Generation Think About Racism?
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s recent New York Times op-ed has sparked an important conversation about race matters in our nation—and it may help to inspire more vigilance among Americans of the younger generation.
The Media’s Stereotypical Portrayals of Race
The news media present images that mislead and misinform our perceptions of minority populations in the United States.
Infographic: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States
Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Racial Flap Could Have Unintended Consequences
Emory University President James W. Wagner is paying the price for ignorance and insensitivity, but we all stand to lose if talking about race becomes too risky.