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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

The Legacy of Katrina

play_alt icon Video It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.

by Sam Fulwood III, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter | Friday, August 28, 2015

People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

Students of color article icon Fact Sheet As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions to the nation in the future.

by Progress 2050 | Friday, August 28, 2015

The Importance of Women of Color Voters: Then and Now

young black voter bars icon Charts Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show the important role of women of color voters.

by Emily Baxter, Kaitlin Holmes, Rob Griffin | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The High Cost of Truancy

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters. book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe

Abandoned house in ShishmarefDuring his visit to Alaska this August, President Obama has an opportunity to help imperiled Alaska Native villages escape climate disaster.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hannah Flesch | Monday, August 24, 2015

The Enduring Legacy of Julian Bond

Julian BondThe fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Help Level the Playing Field for Communities of Color

grocery shoppingCAP’s proposal to bolster the Child Tax Credit would help address the middle-class squeeze and cut poverty for all families while reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, August 13, 2015

White Privilege in the Age of Ferguson

St. Louis protestOne year after Michael Brown’s death, white allies must move past simply acknowledging their privilege and instead focus their energy on true anti-racist action.

by Meredith Lukow | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It Is Time to Update the Voting Rights Act

Lyndon Johnson signing Voting Rights ActIn the absence of a new Voting Rights Act, the right to vote is not protected for all Americans.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, August 6, 2015

Remembering Oak Creek

Sikh shooting vigilThe three-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, highlights the resilience, unity, and positivity of this often misunderstood religious community.

by Anisha Singh | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Expanding Protections for LGBT People Strengthens Protections for Us All

NYC PrideNew legislation to amend existing federal nondiscrimination laws to expressly include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans will fortify and further protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans.

by Laura E. Durso and Sarah McBride | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby—Fallen Heroes?

Atticus FinchThe world that real and imaginary celebrities occupy is a messy and complex place. Heroes have no place to hide their shortcomings in the age of social media and diminished personal secrets.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Examining White Privilege

black lives matterA conversation with scholar Peggy McIntosh helps shed light on how public awareness of the benefits of being born white has evolved over the years.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Confronting White Privilege

Brother sister flag protestThere’s no reason for anyone to recoil from honest conversations about race.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Taking Down a Symbol of Hate

Confederate battle flagWhile removing the Confederate flag from outside the South Carolina State Capitol building is an appropriate and necessary response to recent events, is it enough to change Americans’ hearts?

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 25, 2015