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Prop 69: Tough on Crime on the Backs of Women and People of Color

by Guest Columnist on December 5 2008, 7:50AM

Prop 69: Tough on Crime on the Backs of Women and People of Color Truc Thanh Nguyen, Generations Ahead In January 2009 California will begin the inclusion of felony arrestees into the state DNA database. The inclusion of those simply…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Does Barack Obama’s Victory Herald a Post-Racial America?

by Guest Columnist on December 5 2008, 6:51AM

Does Barack Obama’s Victory Herald a Post-Racial America? By Andrew Grant-Thomas Deputy Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University On the morning of Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Barack Obama will become the first…

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Connecting People and Policies—from Mumbai to Arizona

by Guest Columnist on December 4 2008, 7:21AM

Weekly Immigration Wire: Connecting People and Policies—from Mumbai to Arizona By Nezua, The Media Consortium MediaWire Blogger It was immediately obvious this week that the Mumbai attacks would be the source of much loss and pain in India. As the…

Topics: Global Affairs

Immigration Reform Trapped in Political Dualism

by Guest Columnist on December 2 2008, 9:12AM

Orignally published at New America Media By Roberto Lovato Recent talk about “immigration reform” coming from Washington inspires some hope, some fear and lots of reminders about what I call “political-dualism”: the ability of a President or political party…

Topics: Immigration

“Facing Race” heralds a re-energized movement

by Guest Columnist on November 20 2008, 1:03PM

Originally published on APA for Progress A New World, a New Vision: ARC’s Facing Race Heralds Re-Energized Movement By Ryan Takemiya 11/19/08 This post is late. The Facing Race conference ended on Saturday, November 15th, four days ago. And the…

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Winning with Race

by Guest Columnist on November 15 2008, 12:25PM

By Terri Sterling, Idaho Community Action Network The race debate today was interesting, informative and for me an accurate reflection of how leading with race can cause conflict among progressive leaders and organizers working on campaigns. The second debate really…

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Shielded From Victory

by Guest Columnist on November 13 2008, 2:35PM

by Chris Crews The whole world listened when Obama said, “…to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might…

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Case Study: DNA Dragnet

by Guest Columnist on November 13 2008, 1:11PM

By Truc Nguyen In March 2003 in Charlottesville, VA, police were searching for potential suspects in a series of rapes that had occurred in the area since 1997. Based on a number of leads, the police believed the rapist to…

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American Exceptionalism? ; Skilled Immigrants Excluded from California’s Workforce

by Guest Columnist on November 13 2008, 9:53AM

by Chris Crews American Exceptionalism? Now that Barack Obama has been elected U.S. president, people of color in Europe question if a Black man could lead anywhere else. Everyone thinks not, and no one is particularly polite about it. IPS…

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How will I respond to Obama?

by Guest Columnist on November 11 2008, 1:17PM

By Stephanie Greenlea, Guest Contributor As a graduate student I had countless offers to attend campus election return parties, but I chose to spend last Tuesday with a different cloud of witnesses. My ancestors, who fought and prayed and…

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New Day for Reproductive Justice Movement

by Guest Columnist on November 6 2008, 5:17PM

by Samantha Erskine Millennials, immigrants, women and men of color, and pro-choice activists all came out in record numbers and decided this election. 96 percent of African-American women, 70 percent of Latinas, 70 percent of unmarried women (with and without…

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Beyond Election Day

by Guest Columnist on November 6 2008, 10:45AM

Originally published at The Daily Voice By Dorian Warren, Racewire contributor November 4, 2008 On this historic election day, I thought I’d offer up brief musings about where we have been the last year, and what we should expect…

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Young People In Full Force- Minnesota Represent!

by Guest Columnist on November 6 2008, 6:13AM

Rebecca McDonald is a young blogger for Rock the Vote and The Source from Minnesota. She helped cover the DNC convention for Racewire, and here she continues blogging from the Twin Cities following the GOTV efforts. Young People In Full…

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“Post-Racial” Tu Madre: U.S. Hate Crimes Down- Except Against Latinos

by Guest Columnist on October 28 2008, 12:26PM

By Roberto Lovato, Of América Today’s Washington Post (WAPO) has this story about the good news of a decline in overall hate crimes in the U.S., according to FBI Director Robert F. Mueller. Good news, that is, for almost…

Topics: Immigration

Electronic Voting Maching Fraud Confirmed in Four States

by Guest Columnist on October 28 2008, 9:33AM

by Chris Crews Electronic Voting Machine Fraud Confirmed, Documented In At Least 4 States Already The first examples of documented electronic ballet fraud have been confirmed. WV, TN, TX and MO are already on the list of states where ballots…

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Thinking More About Post-Electoral Racial Justice

by Guest Columnist on October 23 2008, 10:33AM

by Chris Crews There has been a lot of talk the last few weeks about what an Obama victory might mean for race relations and racism in the US, with people weighting in from all sides. You can find a…

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Pre-poll Bradley Effect

by Guest Columnist on October 21 2008, 3:29PM

By Anisha Desai, Women of Color Resource Center Speak Fierce! Much has been said about the Bradley effect—a term describing a hypothesis of why, despite popular voter opinion polls, a candidate of color does not ultimately fare well when it…

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The Saints Have Spoken: San Martin de Obama Will Win By a Divine Landslide

by Guest Columnist on October 21 2008, 11:29AM

By Roberto Lovato, Of América This just in from the Great Beyond: Barack Obama has been hiding secretly in the heart and soul of Latino, African and Afro-Latino América all along. This most recent Good News bodes badly for…

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PROP 6 and 9 = More for 69

by Guest Columnist on October 16 2008, 12:23PM

By Truc T Nguyen, Generations Ahead November is a hefty month for the future of America with a historical presidential election at stake and, for Californians, an opportunity to prove our humility on the ballot. A quarter of the propositions…

Topics: Politics

An Activist-Bride’s Vow for Racial Justice

by Guest Columnist on October 3 2008, 1:30PM

by Samantha Erskine I am a huge fan of WeddingBee, a website community for those excited about weddings (Yes, I’m planning my wedding!). But, as a bride-to-be who is committed to social justice, not only in my profession but also…

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