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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

grandmother book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

by Christian E. Weller and Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?

FergusonPerhaps 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.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Correcting the Media’s Skewed Perspective

FergusonA hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Are (Black) Female Academics Ignored?

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.

by Signithia Fordham | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Missing the Point

Chief Illiniwek performs book_alt2 icon Report The harmful impacts of the Washington football team’s name are part of a much larger problem in our country, and one in which local, state, and federal education agencies can make a difference.

by Erik Stegman and Victoria Phillips | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Racism Is Impossible to Prove, But History Provides Insight

ObamaAmid charges of racism and reverse racism, only time will tell how history will judge today’s political figures.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages

A worker hands a food order over to a customer as demonstrators march through a Burger King restaurant drive-thru book_alt2 icon Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.

by Maryam Adamu | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Millennial Voters Aren’t Conservatives in Waiting

Freedom Summer students listenThe political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Surprises of a Changing Nation

naturalization ceremony 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 Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

Fourth grade teacher Chevonne Dixon teaches class book_alt2 icon Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

by Glenda L. Partee | Saturday, June 28, 2014

Why Do We Have Gridlocked Government?

cloudy capitol domeBy 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.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Possibilities of a Changed Life

jailDesmond 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.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

Mary Lindsey article icon Issue Brief Despite the financial obstacles, many women of color find starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs advantageous over pursuing careers in traditional office workplaces. As the United States becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even bigger role in our nation’s economy.

by Farah Z. Ahmad | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moving Forward with ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

obama and kidsPICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign has embraced the White House’s charge to become our brothers’ keepers.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 3, 2014