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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

Ahmed MohamedThe recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

I voted stickersAsian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the nation’s fastest-growing racial group. But despite their soaring numbers, they still face barriers to reaching the voting booth.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote

registering Latino voterLatinos are a growing segment of the electorate and tremendous potential exists for them to gain much more political power in 2016 and beyond.

by Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, September 17, 2015

What Good Is an Apology 32 Years Delayed?

Vanessa WilliamsMore than three decades after stripping the first black Miss America of her crown, the pageant says it’s sorry.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Charlotte busingOnce the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash

Rev. William Barber voting rallyA D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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