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Race and Ethnicity

People protest police crimes in Chicago.

The Problem with the National Response to Police Racism

Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.

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Add Cultural Critic to List of Superhero Powers

Just beneath the “BAM,” “POW,” and “SPLAT” action of comic books lies the “OH,” “HMM,” and “AH” of human insight.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

When Home Disappears

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

Two preschoolers play

How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?

book_alt2 icon Report Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.

Beonca Williams crosses the street with her 1-year-old son

Forfeiting the American Dream

book_alt2 icon Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.

John Ehrlichman speaks to reporters.

Poisonous Rhetoric, Then and Now

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

Muslims pray

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.

A woman poses for a self-portrait.

6 Things You Should Know About Women of Color and the Criminal Justice System

Women are the fastest-growing portion of the U.S. prison population. In particular, women of color are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system.

A KKK shirt is sold in South Carolina.

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.

The CEO of Intel speaks at a conference.

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

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

Woman votes in polling station

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.

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