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Race and Beyond


Hate and Discrimination in the Wake of September 11

The association of Muslims with terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks continues to affect the nation in myriad ways.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Football Fever and Patriotic Fervor

Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest reminds Americans that calling out injustice is more glorious than scoring touchdowns.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Stepping Away from Racism

Purging prejudice from the pews will move America closer toward a long overdue racial reconciliation.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Police Gone Wild

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Voting Rights Victories Are Pyrrhic but Worth Celebrating

Courts have overturned several state-level voter suppression laws, but the cases should never have been necessary in the first place.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Broadening Our Policy Awareness to Include Urban Native Americans

Much of the United States’ policy support is currently reserved for tribal members living on reservations, leaving Native Americans who live in urban areas without much recourse.

Friday, July 29, 2016

When Words Fail Us

Practical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Americans Must Understand that a Bullet Has All of Our Names on It

For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream

While racial gaps in the U.S. income cost are old news, revitalized versions of these statistics are no less significant for the nation’s economic recovery.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In the Media, Homogenized Gatekeepers Beget a Uniform Message

The lack of diversity in newsrooms not only hurts our understanding of history—it harms our country.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Greatest of All Time

Muhammad Ali stood 6 feet 3 inches with a 78-inch reach—but that is only the tale of the tape. In truth, his reach was immeasurable.

Friday, June 10, 2016

In Response to the Unknown and Faceless

A recent “Race and Beyond” column about Pat Buchanan got the attention of readers from all corners of the Internet, and many of the responses, while negative, are nonetheless eye-opening.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

President Barack Obama has been a leader in supporting and advancing AAPI communities.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Buchanan’s Fantasy Past Isn’t Prologue to America’s Future

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is pushing an outdated vision of America—one that fails to take into account the many contributions of people of color, immigrants, and LGBT people.

Friday, May 13, 2016