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Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks

At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Virginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

Latinas are vital labor force members and family breadwinners, but they are also underpaid and insufficiently protected.

Flint River

5 Things to Know About Communities of Color and Environmental Justice

The Flint, Michigan, crisis is just one example of the many environmental injustices that communities of color are facing.

People protest police crimes in Chicago.

The Problem with the National Response to Police Racism

Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.


Add Cultural Critic to List of Superhero Powers

Just beneath the “BAM,” “POW,” and “SPLAT” action of comic books lies the “OH,” “HMM,” and “AH” of human insight.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

When Home Disappears

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.

Beonca Williams crosses the street with her 1-year-old son

Forfeiting the American Dream

book_alt2 icon Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.

John Ehrlichman speaks to reporters.

Poisonous Rhetoric, Then and Now

Two maddening stories shed light on the nature of racism in American politics.

Muslims pray

When Public Figures Normalize Hate

When public figures use their platforms for hate speech, they become responsible for normalizing feelings of bigotry that can lead to hate crimes against innocent individuals.

A woman poses for a self-portrait.

6 Things You Should Know About Women of Color and the Criminal Justice System

Women are the fastest-growing portion of the U.S. prison population. In particular, women of color are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system.

A KKK shirt is sold in South Carolina.

The Contemporary Reality of the Ku Klux Klan

Although still a legitimate hate group, the KKK no longer has the political power to inspire widespread fear at the national level.

The CEO of Intel speaks at a conference.

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

Flint River

Lessons from Flint: The Case for Investing in the Building Blocks of Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.

2016 Oscar nomination ceremony

Why #OscarsSoWhite Matters

The film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof.