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Race and Beyond

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Remembering Nelson Mandela

The author’s personal encounter with Nelson Mandela showed the man’s quiet dignity and strength.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Working to Stay Poor

Corporations cheat the nation by refusing to pay living wages, condemning their workers to poverty, and requiring taxpayers to fill the gaps.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Is White Supremacy Making a Comeback?

White supremacy is probably not returning, as recent studies suggest white Americans are increasingly more progressive on matters of race, as those who long for a return to the nation’s racist past dwindle in number and political influence.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hoop Dreams Versus Hoop Reality

The truth about basketball isn’t what you’d expect.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The President and the Press

Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Many of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hard-Right Americans Fear the Future

Conservative voters’ refusal to embrace a diverse and multicultural America has led to a temper tantrum that threatens to bring the nation’s economy to a halt.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marissa Alexander Stands Her Ground

George Zimmerman used Stand Your Ground laws to evade arrest. Marissa Alexander defended herself from her husband, used Stand Your Ground, and was convicted anyway. Why?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why Economic Disadvantage Becomes Educational Disadvantage

Even with equivalent educational achievement, students from poorer backgrounds have much less of a shot to get into top universities than their privileged peers.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Fix College Sports

Moneyed interests and a lack of respect and historical understanding are ruining college sports—but not irretrievably.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Looking Back at the Leadership of Ben Jealous

Benjamin Jealous’s resignation as president and CEO of the NAACP is being widely lamented, and his tenure in office considered largely successful.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

One man’s personal journey through the American immigration process has an unhappy ending—for him and for America.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’

We must embrace the increasing diversity of our nation and put all of our people’s interests at the forefront of our national agenda.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Remembering the Many Voices at the March on Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we should remember the many voices that called for peaceful protests against inequality.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013