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Race and Beyond

When Home Disappears

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Poisonous Rhetoric, Then and Now

Two maddening stories shed light on the nature of racism in American politics.

Friday, April 1, 2016

When Public Figures Normalize Hate

When public figures use their platforms for hate speech, they become responsible for normalizing feelings of bigotry that can lead to hate crimes against innocent individuals.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Contemporary Reality of the Ku Klux Klan

Although still a legitimate hate group, the KKK no longer has the political power to inspire widespread fear at the national level.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Demographic Change Isn’t Political Destiny

Election outcomes will be determined by what presidential hopefuls say and do about public issues—not simply by the race or age of voters.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Racially Insensitive Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

The reverence of Scalia’s right-wing acolytes illustrates how damaging the late justice’s Supreme Court tenure has been to civil rights and race relations.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Reclaiming History in ‘The Birth of a Nation’

A new movie with an old title recasts black men as heroic and inspirational figures in the American story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Protecting America from Racism in the Water

The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Why #OscarsSoWhite Matters

The film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On Hope, Change, and Having Kids

While some of the optimism surrounding President Barack Obama’s election remains, he is leaving office in a less hopeful climate than when he entered.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Saving the Best for Last

President Obama’s final State of the Union address challenged voters to do the hard work of fulfilling the American promise.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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