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The Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace

Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns explain why a diverse workforce is necessary to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse marketplace.

by Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The State of Diversity in Today’s Workforce

article icon Issue Brief Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, and Sophia Kerby examine the state and strength of diversity in the U.S. workforce, specifically the number and proportion of people of color, women, gay and transgender individuals, and people with disabilities in the workforce today.

by Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, Sophia Kerby | Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Real Reason Blacks Won’t Abandon President Obama Over Marriage Equality

The black community’s support for President Obama is not only about accepting a broader understanding of family but also social and economic policies that help their communities, write Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills.

by Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Infographic: President Obama’s Marriage Equality ‘Evolution’ Is Complete

Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns show that President Obama's decision to support same-sex marriage is in line with public opinion.

by Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Como la deuda estudiantil le afecta a los estudiantes de color

El 1o de julio la tasa de interés de los préstamos Stafford con subsidio federal se duplicará, subiendo de un 3,4 por ciento a 6,8 por ciento si el Congreso no actúa. A pesar de que este incremento tendrá consecuencias devastadoras para los más de 7 millones de estudiantes en todo el país que actualmente tienen un Préstamo Stafford, el cambio les afectara desproporcionadamente a los estudiantes de color.

by Sophia Kerby | Friday, April 27, 2012

How Student Debt Impacts Students of Color

Sophia Kerby breaks down why students of color will be more affected by a rise in student loan interest rates.

by Sophia Kerby | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pay Equity and Single Mothers of Color

Sophia Kerby argues that wage and wealth disparities that hurt women of color also hurts the country’s economy.

by Sophia Kerby | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States

Sophia Kerby examines some of the most troubling racial disparities in our criminal-justice system and makes the case for a new movement for racial justice in America.

by Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reliable Funding Is Key as UN Women Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Sophia Kerby reviews the first year of a new U.N. agency working on women’s rights and the challenges it faces in year two.

by Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arizona’s Demographic Changes

Vanessa Cardenas, Sophia Kerby, and Rachel Wilf examine how Arizona’s growing communities of color are impacting the state.

by Vanessa Cárdenas, Sophia Kerby, Rachel Wilf | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Debunking Poverty Myths and Racial Stereotypes

A quick look at the facts about social benefit programs and their recipients.

by Sophia Kerby | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pell Grants Suffer a Serious Setback

Julie Ajinkya and Sophia Kerby demonstrate how a proposal to lower the time limit in the Pell Grant program disproportionately affects the most vulnerable students.

by Julie Ajinkya and Sophia Kerby | Friday, December 23, 2011

How “Occupy Our Homes” Speaks to Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith, Jasmin Jones, and Sophia Kerby discuss how the "Occupy Our Homes" movement relates to communities of color.

by John Griffith, Jasmin Jones, Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, December 20, 2011