The Problem with the National Response to Police Racism
Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.
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.
When Home Disappears
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?
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.
Forfeiting the American Dream
Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Poisonous Rhetoric, Then and Now
Two maddening stories shed light on the nature of racism in American politics.
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.
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.
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.
Confronting the Racial Pay Gap
The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.
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.