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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Merging the Blues with the Gospel: Rev. Otis Moss III on Trayvon Martin and Building a More United America

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and a leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, July 19, 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hockey as a Harbinger of Social Change

Seth JonesRacial lines on the ice disappear as outdated notions of who can and can’t play hockey melt away.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Small Gains for Affirmative Action

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

By Sam Fulwood III | 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Urging Family Policies to Focus on Fathers of Color

Father and sonWith 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.

By Zach Murray | Friday, June 14, 2013

Rude Perhaps, but Heckling Is Nothing New

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

By Sam Fulwood III | 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update

Voting article icon 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.

By Liz Chen | Wednesday, May 22, 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.

By Dennis Vega | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, May 16, 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

Robert RectorThe 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The American Media Diet

Secretary of State John KerryOur 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 16, 2013