When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
If we want to narrow the divide, we'll need to make a full-throttle effort to reverse existing upside-down tax incentives.
Punitive school policies are funneling children – especially African-Americans – out of the classroom and into jail cells.
Black people are twice as likely to be pulled over as whites — and three times more likely to experience the use of force afterward.
At the event on Monday, August 27, author Susan Naimark will discuss her new book, The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools. The book takes the complex subject of white privilege and translates it into everyday stories that demonstrate how it hinders the development of all children, even kids who receive the benefits.
White America is slowly returning to normal. It's a shade poorer normal to be sure, but normal all the same. The Black Economy, on the other hand, is still in full-blown recession.
The best hope I see for the country and it's cities, like Washington DC, is that sooner rather than latter the electorate recognizes that changing politicians isn't a change we can believe in, rather the country must radically change the trickle down, deregulated economy which has maintained racial divisions and increased economic inequality.
Tribal life in Louisiana, what we won in the financial reform bill, and the make-believe economics of David Brooks.
The Institute of the Black World presents the first meeting of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission.
A non-white Miss America winner? Clearly something suspicious is going on.