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Turning Down $250 Million Is Not a Smart Move for ION or Minority TV Audiences

Deborah Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Deborah Douglas

Can you image what TV might look like if it looked like the people who watch it, often in higher proportions than the people being targeted by an overwhelming white, male corps of writers?

GOP Fail To Overturn Order Targeting Voter Intimidation In New Jersey

AP | BILL NEWILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey has denied a request by the Republican National Committee to dissolve a 27-year-old court order ai...

Southern Public School Students Are Predominantly Poor And Minorities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Southern public schools are the first in the country to have both a poor and minority student majority, The New York Times reported Thursday. A repo...

Marriage Rights Should Not Be Determined By Popular Opinion

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Allowing marriage to become the subject of a popular opinion poll, as has taken place in this country, disturbs the very principles upon which this nation was founded.

2010 Election: Trouble Brewing For House Democrats

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping...

Sotomayor Was Right the First Time: A Wise Latina Does Know More

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles H. Green

People observe and believe very different things based on whether they are members of a minority, or of a majority. One group, I suggest, notices more, and knows more, than the other.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Education Reform's Big Stake

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

As we approach the 55th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the reality is there are still great inequities in the quality of education delivered to students.

The Silent Minority

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

There is a minority group in America that is a bigger percentage of the country than blacks or Hispanics. Almost no politician would ever admit to being one, and they are given no voice in the public arena.

It's Time to Rethink Our Welfare Policy

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

A society cannot survive without a safety net and we don't have one during the worst economic crisis in decades.

Mr. Obama, Start Walking Your Bottom Up Talk

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.

Decline of the "White non-Hispanic" No Big Deal

Roger Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hernandez

Our national confusion about Hispanics begins with the system of classification taken for granted, which incorrectly classifies "Hispanics" into a race apart, exclusive with whites, blacks, Asians or Native Americans.

Imminent Death of Down Payment Assistance for Minorities

Jeff Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Johnson

It is bad enough that homeownership rates for blacks and Latinos are close the 30 percentage points below that of whites, but the housing crisis affecting cities is threatening the vitality of neighborhoods.