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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

The State of Women of Color in the United States

African American women book_alt2 icon Report CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women of color across the country.

By Farah Ahmad and Sarah Iverson | Thursday, October 24, 2013

Infographic: African American Voter Turnout in Virginia

The outcome of next month's neck-and-neck Virginia gubernatorial race could very well hinge on the turnout rates of black voters.

By Progress 2050 | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Fess Parker presents rifle to the AlamoMany of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beyond ‘Stand Your Ground’: Florida’s Other Racial Profiling Practices

Sybrina Fulton and others article icon Issue Brief Despite legislation against racial profiling, the “Stand Your Ground” law is just one of several ways in which Florida practices it.

By Sarah Iverson | Friday, October 11, 2013

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