by Jorge Rivas on May 24 2012, 11:38AM
On Wednesday, the presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney talked explicitly about schools failing students of color. But there’s a lot more to that story.
by Rinku Sen on May 24 2012, 9:49AM
In one of the first studies involving Occupy participants, the Applied Research Center gathered young activists from multiple movements in focus groups to ask, What propels you to the political frontline?
by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 12:30PM
Despite broken immigration promises and a record number of deportations Latinos continue to support the President.
by Brentin Mock on May 22 2012, 4:00PM
Is the civil rights icon Rep. Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?
by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2012, 12:00PM
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney just released his first Spanish general election ad called “Día Uno,” which is the exact replica of his English ad except for the Spanish voice and copy on the screen.
by Brentin Mock on May 18 2012, 9:56AM
The intersection between what congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color, and many living in poverty will be the casualties.
by Jorge Rivas on May 11 2012, 1:01PM
Despite hysteria over Obama’s stance on gay marriage experts say it’s unlikely Obama will lose the African-American vote.
by Brentin Mock on May 11 2012, 10:31AM
There may be some disagreement on the numbers but we should agree on one thing: While voter registration numbers may not be as bad as reported, that doesn’t mean it’s time to rejoice.
by Kenyon Farrow on May 11 2012, 9:01AM
Pundits are obsessing over what black voters think about same-sex marriage. It’s the wrong question. Strong, new coalitions are growing around a far broader social justice fight for all the relationships and families the right fears and demonizes.
by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 10:48AM
Check out the star studded video of conference highlights presented by ARC Executive Director Rinku Sen, including testimonials from Melissa Harris Perry, Ai-jen Poo, and Van Jones.
by Brentin Mock on May 10 2012, 9:07AM
The campaign’s leader described how voters should feel while under the gaze of its observers: “Like driving and seeing the police following you.” The right casts this as the real civil rights battle of our time.
by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 3:18PM
The former Chronicle of Higher Education blogger continues to take stabs at black studies and has an even bigger platform now. Most recently she said “black studies is a cause, not a course of study.”
Since 2010, a new meme has spread to dozens of states: Drug testing people who apply for safety net benefits. The goal is to change economic debates into a culture war over who does and does not deserve help.
by Brentin Mock on May 1 2012, 10:17AM
The cabal of rightwing activists and elected officials who have worked so hard to create the myth of voter fraud gather in Texas to redouble their efforts.
by Shani O. Hilton on May 1 2012, 10:05AM
In the race to fill out this year’s GOP presidential ticket, the most interesting options for vice presidential running mates are non-white guys.
by Jorge Rivas on April 30 2012, 5:51PM
The site includes videos with analysis from L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a local news anchor, community activists, residents and academics.
by Brentin Mock on April 26 2012, 9:20AM
Unjust Voter ID laws won’t solve the problem of a broken democracy, especially when fat-cat Super PAC donors aren’t subject to the same identification regimens.