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Race and Beyond

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

Exploring Our Unconscious Biases

A test that measures implicit biases offers some surprises that inspire both self-reflection and uncertainty.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion

Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Choosing Our Words Carefully

Two recent events—the shootout in Waco, Texas, and the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray—highlight how the media’s language choices differ based on race.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Looking for a Way Forward After the Unrest in Baltimore

Guest columnist John Halpin discusses how American institutions need to reinvest in Baltimore, as well as in other urban centers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Baltimore Underscores a Need to Rethink How We Address Poverty in the United States

As Baltimore recovers from a week of tumult, what can we do as citizens to ensure that the unrest was the last of its kind?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

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In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Ivy League Game of the Dozens

Let black intellectuals debate their differences and settle their scores in wars of words.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Old School Love Recognizes the University of North Carolina’s Painful Past

Even when it’s difficult to embrace, devotion to my alma mater demands learning and sharing its true history.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’

While the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Remembering an Unheralded Champion of American Democracy

Political scientist and voting rights advocate Curtis Gans passed away last weekend, but his life’s work must continue.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Does Racism Surprise Us?

The recently revealed racist video filmed at a University of Oklahoma fraternity event is simply a reflection of America’s larger societal problems.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

A new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When it Comes to Teaching History, There Are Lessons for All to Learn

Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015