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Race and Beyond


Putin Should Not Throw Stones

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about the unrest in Ferguson highlight why the United States must work to address its own shortcomings as it promotes democracy abroad.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

The recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What Good Is an Apology 32 Years Delayed?

More than three decades after stripping the first black Miss America of her crown, the pageant says it’s sorry.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Once the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Legacy of Katrina

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It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Enduring Legacy of Julian Bond

The fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

White Privilege in the Age of Ferguson

One year after Michael Brown’s death, white allies must move past simply acknowledging their privilege and instead focus their energy on true anti-racist action.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Remembering Oak Creek

The three-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, highlights the resilience, unity, and positivity of this often misunderstood religious community.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Expanding Protections for LGBT People Strengthens Protections for Us All

New legislation to amend existing federal nondiscrimination laws to expressly include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans will fortify and further protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby—Fallen Heroes?

The world that real and imaginary celebrities occupy is a messy and complex place. Heroes have no place to hide their shortcomings in the age of social media and diminished personal secrets.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Examining White Privilege

A conversation with scholar Peggy McIntosh helps shed light on how public awareness of the benefits of being born white has evolved over the years.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Confronting White Privilege

There’s no reason for anyone to recoil from honest conversations about race.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Taking Down a Symbol of Hate

While removing the Confederate flag from outside the South Carolina State Capitol building is an appropriate and necessary response to recent events, is it enough to change Americans’ hearts?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

The social media frenzy around Rachel Dolezal exposes the fault lines of solidarity in the movement for racial justice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change

Community organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement?

Thursday, June 11, 2015