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Sam Fulwood III Archives

Of Bats, Gloves, and an All-In Nation

What America’s pastime can teach us about what it takes to achieve the American Dream of equal opportunity.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

When BBQ Meets Diversity

North Carolina HispanicsHow the simple act of sitting down to a traditional North Carolina meal highlighted the demographic shift that is changing the face and tastes of America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In Pursuit of Equitable Change

gentrificationWhen it comes to gentrification, doing the right thing requires finding common ground that thoughtfully considers the needs and concerns of new neighbors and long-time residents.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Presidential Effort to Help Black and Latino Youth

Obama My Brother's Keeper speechPresident Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is a noble call to action, but structural changes in America are needed to improve opportunities for impoverished black and Latino boys.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America

ChurchAs rapid demographic changes occur, Americans must understand—not fear—the inevitable changes to our society.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What Will Be the Political Discourse Post-Obama?

Fox News’ self-serving Super Bowl sit-down with the president highlighted the fractious nature of our politics that may well be a fixture well into the future.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test voteIncome inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Dawn Mabery, Bill Clinton, Nelson MandelaThe author’s personal encounter with Nelson Mandela showed the man’s quiet dignity and strength.

by Dawn Mabery, with Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is White Supremacy Making a Comeback?

White supremacy is probably not returning, as recent studies suggest white Americans are increasingly more progressive on matters of race, as those who long for a return to the nation’s racist past dwindle in number and political influence.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hoop Dreams Versus Hoop Reality

The truth about basketball isn’t what you’d expect.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The President and the Press

Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 5, 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

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