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Race and Beyond


When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge

Recent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of higher education in the face of demographic shifts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Inequality Racism Begets Affects Us All

White Americans are becoming conscious that racism’s insidious effects are not limited to people of color.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

America’s Latest Drug Epidemic is a Horse of a Different Color

With heroin ravaging the heartland, U.S. policymakers are rethinking the draconian responses of the past and embracing a more tolerant and compassionate approach.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Myth of Police Reluctance

Despite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest that the “Hands Up” movement has caused the police to stand down.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Long, Reenergized Fight to Improve Policing in Baltimore

As recent events place Baltimore’s history of racial tension and institutional discrimination at the center of public attention, a new report outlines a path for police reform.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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