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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.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

True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer

Bond and MLK voting book_alt2 icon Report Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the stretch of heavily black southern states that make up the “Black Belt” are still defined by racial polarization, with black voters often locked out of statewide politics. This report examines the demographic and political changes that are poised to shake up the status quo and defines three lessons from Freedom Summer that organizers can use to advance democracy in the Black Belt—including a massive wave of voter registration.

by Ben Jealous | Monday, June 16, 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

Good News: America Graduates Record Level of High School Students

Graduates at Joplin High SchoolEven for the one in five students who fail to earn a diploma, hope abounds for the future. By listening carefully to those who have fallen along the way, we will hear what it takes to help at-risk students stay the course toward finishing high school.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

Boehner and EllmersThe May 6th primary election in North Carolina illustrates that House Republicans have little to fear from passing immigration reform, while voters across the country are calling for candidates with pro-immigration reform policies.

by Henry Fernandez and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, May 19, 2014

Rethinking Affirmative Action

People walk on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.In her new book, law professor Sheryll Cashin considers the implications of location for education and race in 21st-century America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Conundrum of White-Male Privilege

Invisible knapsack of privilege Those who possess life advantages rarely acknowledge that they have favored status, which makes them all the more unwilling to surrender their privilege without a fight.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teacher Diversity Revisited

Teacher article icon Issue Brief A new study reveals that the diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce is not keeping pace with the nation’s rapidly changing demographics.

by Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Improvements along the educator pipeline and in teacher training programs will help diversify the United States’ teachers and consequently bolster the academic performance of children from all racial backgrounds.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA

The swift reaction to the vile comments of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling highlights how professional sports organizations must respond to racism in the 21st century.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 29, 2014