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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument article icon Issue Brief Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.

by Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal protestThe social media frenzy around Rachel Dolezal exposes the fault lines of solidarity in the movement for racial justice.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change

minimum wage raiseCommunity organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement?

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Exploring Our Unconscious Biases

Travelers walk down the halls at an airport.A test that measures implicit biases offers some surprises that inspire both self-reflection and uncertainty.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion

FergusonProgressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.

by Sarah Audelo | Friday, May 29, 2015

8 Facts You Should Know About the Criminal Justice System and People of Color

Madison protestsThis collection of facts highlights the disparate impact that the criminal justice system has on people of color.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, May 28, 2015

Asian Immigrants in the United States Today

Mee MouaAsians are the fastest growing immigrant group in the United States today. For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a look at the Asian immigrant population in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Choosing Our Words Carefully

Waco shooting news conferenceTwo recent events—the shootout in Waco, Texas, and the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray—highlight how the media’s language choices differ based on race.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Looking for a Way Forward After the Unrest in Baltimore

BaltimoreGuest columnist John Halpin discusses how American institutions need to reinvest in Baltimore, as well as in other urban centers.

by John Halpin | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Baltimore Underscores a Need to Rethink How We Address Poverty in the United States

A protester leads marchers in a chantAs Baltimore recovers from a week of tumult, what can we do as citizens to ensure that the unrest was the last of its kind?

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

AP/David Goldman play_alt icon Video In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

by Andrew Satter and Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Who Are Asian Americans?

Hmong Americans health insurance article icon Fact Sheet These fact sheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin.

by Progress 2050 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015