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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

The Impact of the Government Shutdown on People of Color

Felicia Evans LongWe examine federal civilian employees who are being furloughed as a result of the government shutdown and what that means for employees of color.

By Farah Ahmad | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hard-Right Americans Fear the Future

Bill O'ReillyConservative voters’ refusal to embrace a diverse and multicultural America has led to a temper tantrum that threatens to bring the nation’s economy to a halt.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marissa Alexander Stands Her Ground

Marissa AlexanderGeorge Zimmerman used Stand Your Ground laws to evade arrest. Marissa Alexander defended herself from her husband, used Stand Your Ground, and was convicted anyway. Why?

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why Economic Disadvantage Becomes Educational Disadvantage

University of WashingtonEven with equivalent educational achievement, students from poorer backgrounds have much less of a shot to get into top universities than their privileged peers.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Fix College Sports

Paul RobesonMoneyed interests and a lack of respect and historical understanding are ruining college sports—but not irretrievably.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lessons from Bayard Rustin: Why Economic Justice Is an LGBT Issue

Bayard Rustin article icon Issue Brief As we commemorate the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary, much work remains to realize the late Bayard Rustin’s vision for peace, justice, and economic equity for all, and especially for black LGBT Americans.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Preston Mitchum | Friday, August 23, 2013

The March on Washington: Looking Back on 50 Years

March on WashingtonThe march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.

By Joy Moses and Zach Murray | Thursday, August 22, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

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

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’

Jonadad Luque, Jarlin LuqueWe must embrace the increasing diversity of our nation and put all of our people’s interests at the forefront of our national agenda.

By Sam Fulwood III | 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.

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