The chaos in Missouri is not the fault of any single individual but rather that of its racial history and failed system of convoluted bureaucratic governance.
When voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.
Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.
Growing economic stratification makes America’s promise of opportunity for all ring increasingly hollow.
The recent firestorm over a New York Times preview of television’s “How to Get Away With Murder” highlights the fact that pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task.
Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.
Perhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.
A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.
The anthropologist who coined the phrase “the burden of acting white” argues that male experts have misunderstood her work as she’s been overlooked in the public debate over her research.
Amid charges of racism and reverse racism, only time will tell how history will judge today’s political figures.
The political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.
As the nation’s demographics continue to shift, Americans living in homogenous regions may be shocked as the racial and ethnic makeups of their communities change.
By refusing to live outside their comfort zones and to express empathy for their fellow citizens, Americans empower a minority of harsh voices—on both the right and the left—to strangle our shared sense of community.
Desmond Meade’s story—and those of millions like him—should inspire us to question our policies about how formerly incarcerated people are treated when they return to society.
PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign has embraced the White House’s charge to become our brothers’ keepers.