Enlisting Millennials for the Resistance

Enlisting Millennials for the Resistance

The new project Resist365 is taking aim at the inequality-expanding agenda of the new Trump administration — and inspiring a new generation of progressive leadership.

Students, Not Criminals

Students, Not Criminals

Punitive school policies are funneling children – especially African-Americans – out of the classroom and into jail cells.

Death by Traffic Stop

Death by Traffic Stop

Black people are twice as likely to be pulled over as whites — and three times more likely to experience the use of force afterward.

“The Education of a White Parent” Author to Speak at Busboys and Poets

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.

Race and Economics: A Nation and Its Capital Divided

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.

The Recession’s Racial Divide

African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.

The Destruction of the Black Middle Class

Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.