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How Abortion Politics Played A Part In The Unrest At Mizzou

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.

November 16, 2015
Money, Housing, Discrimination, Minorities, Baltimore, Foreclosures, Fannie Mae, Loans, Community

Fannie Mae Accused Of Neglecting Foreclosures In Minority Neighborhoods

“Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored company charged with encouraging home ownership, disputed the allegations.”

May 13, 2015
Voting, GOP, Democrats, Republicans, Women, Demographics, Pew Survey, Minorities, Evnagelical Protestants, Voting Bloc, Millenials

Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Blackballed: The Black Vote And U.S. Democracy’

Why actions taken by Republican legislatures and conservative courts to keep minorities away from the voting booth will only backfire.

October 25, 2014
Racial wealth gap

Districts Drawn To Elect Minorities May Cost Democrats Control Of House

Line-drawing of districts in the South has created what some are calling “political ghettos”.

October 20, 2014

Minorities Aren’t Well Represented In Environmental Groups, Study Says

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 […]

July 28, 2014

Panel: White House Press Corps Doesn’t Yet Reflect America

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 […]

April 28, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism And Wrecked The Middle Class’

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 […]

April 26, 2014

Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

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 […]

April 22, 2014

6 Other Times Republicans Admitted Voting Restrictions Are Just About Disenfranchising Democrats

These six Republicans have admitted that their party is intentionally attempting to disenfranchise Democrats through voting restrictions.

October 25, 2013

The Real Reason Young People Dislike Republicans

It is probably a mistake for Republicans to spend a lot of time targeting young voters.

June 11, 2013

Wealth Gap Between Races Widens

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 […]

July 26, 2011

Job market still tough out there for non-white non-men

“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…”

June 14, 2011