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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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

Let’s Agree to Disagree

Roland MartinWe 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

African American female teacher article icon 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.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life

Lone Peak High basketballOne Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fixing the GOP

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)Saving the Republican Party will require some radical and fundamental changes, but preventing the party’s demise isn’t an impossible task.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Toward 2050 in Texas

Houston population book_alt2 icon 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.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What Does the Facebook Generation Think About Racism?

Forest WhitakerTa-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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Media’s Stereotypical Portrayals of Race

Kobe and LeBronThe news media present images that mislead and misinform our perceptions of minority populations in the United States.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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.

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Racial Flap Could Have Unintended Consequences

James W. WagnerEmory 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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Nancy Pelosi, Nikita McFarlandSequestration will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.

By Sophia Kerby | Friday, February 22, 2013

Overlooked Story of Black Immigrants in the United States Deserves Attention

Barwako AbayleThe estimated 3 million black immigrants living in the United States often go ignored, but their daily plight is no less dramatic or demanding of public attention.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sharing Love and Ideas on Valentine’s Day

Immigrant rights marchPolls show that Americans as a whole agree more than disagree on controversial issues—and on this day of love, let’s embrace this emerging trend.

By Morriah Kaplan | Thursday, February 14, 2013