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Racial Justice

Dr. King's 'Dream' Denied to Millions

Daniel Medina | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Medina

With stubbornly high unemployment, a failing education system and mounting federal debt, has Dr. King's dream truly been realized in 2012?

MLK and the GOP Candidates: An Arc That Breaks

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Martin Luther King Jr. said "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." For too many of the presidential candidates, the arc is broken.

Acknowledging Difference, Not Defeat: A Racial Justice Perspective on the Medicaid Debate

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Nisha Agarwal

From our perspective, the debate about Medicaid is less about left-and-right and more about black and white.

President Obama Does Fulfill King's Dream

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

At the heart of King's March on Washington speech and his decade of activism for racial justice and tolerance was the fact that America can both be pushed rudely, or gently evolve, into a color blind society.

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

A few hours before the rally, the general manager of a Hampton Inn kicked me out of his hotel. Walking into a hotel for a business meeting is such a common occurrence it never dawned on me to be on guard.

Round Two: Banks Need to Rebuild What They Broke

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Moving forward we need more lending activities to be covered by our community reinvestment laws. Here are three ways our community reinvestment regulations need to be modernized.

Dorothy Height: Extraordinary American Heroine

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

This is a petition to the publishers, producers and editors in all the network news organizations and 24-hour cable news channels. Across the spectrum...

From Sharpeville to Selma: Ongoing Struggles for Equality

Chandra Bhatnagar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chandra Bhatnagar

Fifty years ago yesterday, in the township of Sharpeville in South Africa, thousands of black South Africans peacefully demonstrated against racist ...

Why Ethnic Studies is Good For All Americans, Including White Folks

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

There's a proverb that says, "Until the lion tells his own story of being hunted, history will always glorify the hunter." This, in essence, is the r...

Why Ending Marijuana Prohibition Is a Racial Justice Issue

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for racial justice. How could it not be, given the extraordinary and disproportionate extent to which people of color are arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated for drug offenses?

Pursuing Racial Justice: A Primer for Young People

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mikhail Lyubansky

Here are four simple ways students can effectively contribute to the building of a racially just society.

BART Police Officer's LA Murder Trial Will Be Ugly

Pamela Tom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

What started out as a win for the defense -- getting the murder trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle moved -- will now become an even more publicized case reminiscent of Rodney King.

David Mamet's Race Against the Cultural Clock

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

While most conversations about race inspire deep ambivalence if not outright silence, Mamet converts the stage into a raucous racial seminar jacked up on truth serum.

Countdown to 2050 -- Equity in America

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Diversity and equity are not the same: Just because the country has a black president and is moving toward a more multicultural future does not mean that equity has been achieved.