Gendering race and coloring gender--to understand the politics behind both.
A blog by Michelle Chen
by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 9:10AM
A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times—or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.
by Michelle Chen on August 31 2010, 4:02PM
A unique welfare program is creating a surprising number of new paychecks, but it may soon fade away without renewed support from Congress.
by Michelle Chen on August 30 2010, 9:10AM
While New Orleans hobbles toward recovery after Hurricane Katrina’s punishing blows, a deep affordable housing crisis continues to hold back impoverished mothers:
by Michelle Chen on August 27 2010, 9:16AM
Allegations of abusive strip searches at a prison reflect the perverse power imbalance inherent in the system.
by Michelle Chen on August 26 2010, 4:05PM
Women’s Equality Day is a commemoration of history—the 90th anniversary of the victory of women’s suffrage—as well as a marker of the incomplete struggle for equal rights.
Topics: On Gender
by Michelle Chen on August 26 2010, 9:20AM
We accept the term “naturalization” for new citizens. What could be more natural than being accepted in the only home you’ve ever known?
by Michelle Chen on August 25 2010, 12:59PM
Human Rights Watch has issued a scathing indictment of Homeland Security’s utter failure to protect women from abuse and harassment in detention.
by Michelle Chen on August 25 2010, 10:28AM
Sexual abuse cases at a Texas detention facility reveals ICE’s failures to protect women.
by Michelle Chen on August 24 2010, 9:10AM
The ACLU has settled a landmark lawsuit over female inmates’ mental and physical health services in Wisconsin.
by Michelle Chen on August 23 2010, 10:17AM
Native women in Canada confront a growing number of disappearances and tragic deaths.
by Michelle Chen on August 20 2010, 10:50AM
Karen Mackey, executive director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission has stood up amid political controversy driven by the right.
by Michelle Chen on August 20 2010, 9:20AM
The California Nurses Association accused a major healthcare company of “systematic discrimination against the hiring of Filipino registered nurses.”
by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:52AM
The GOP’s birthright citizenship drama isn’t the first in which women of color have been cast as criminal breeders.
by Michelle Chen on August 18 2010, 9:10AM
Multiracial families often evoke strange looks of bewilderment from strangers, followed by the awkward question, “Is she yours?” Or the even more vexing, “Are you looking for more work?”