Jonathan Butler started a hunger strike over the way minorities were treated at the University of Missouri Columbia. One of his grievances was that Planned Parenthood services had been cut from the school.
By Marianne LeVine, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday. The report found that while people of color make up about 38 percent of the U.S. population, they represent […]
By Lauren Kirkwood, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — While the dynamic in the White House press briefing room has changed drastically from the days when minority reporters were barred, the level of diversity among reporters who cover the presidency still doesn’t reflect the makeup of the country as a whole, a panel of current and […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where he focuses on racial justice in American law. In Dog Whistle Politics, López outlines the connection between modern racism and an unstable middle class. Republicans gain […]
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage Act, would increase the total combined wages of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians by $16.1 billion, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report notes that if the Fair Minimum Wage Act were passed, 6 million workers would […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census […]
“Minorities make up one-third of the federal workforce and increasingly fill the senior-level ranks of government agencies, even as the numbers of Hispanics and women lag, a new federal report finds. Overall, minorities were better represented in the federal workforce during fiscal 2010 at 33.8 percent, compared to 29.7 percent in the non-federal civilian workforce…”