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Kai Wright is editorial director of Colorlines.com and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. His investigative reporting and news analysis appears regularly in The Nation, The Root and The American Prospect, among other publications, and he is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and in other broadcast media. His work explores the politics of sex, race and health. He has closely covered the foreclosure crisis and the ensuing economic collapse.
Kai is author, most recently, of Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York. He is also the author of two books of African-American history: The African American Experience: Black History and Culture Through Speeches, Letters, Editorials, Poems, Songs, and Stories, and Soldiers of Freedom: An Illustrated History of African Americans in the Armed Forces, which explores America's struggle with race as it has been dramatized by the need to staff a viable military.
You can follow Kai on Twitter at @kai_wright, or look for him in his Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn neighborhood. Check out Kai's media appearances here. For more information, check out KaiWright.com.
by Kai Wright on August 3 2010, 7:07PM
Says NYC was built and is sustained by immigrants. Here, here.
by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 10:20PM
As usual, Republicans are ready and willing to debate core values.
by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 4:36PM
It’s too easy to skip past core values and into ideological and legalistic debates.
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by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 12:43AM
The First Lady plugs the policy-meat on the bones of her childhood obesity campaign.
by Kai Wright on July 28 2010, 12:41PM
The notorious sheriff accounts for a quarter of folks local cops have sent to feds.
by Kai Wright on July 27 2010, 12:19PM
The law was neither a sudden development nor an organic one.
by Kai Wright on July 21 2010, 6:02PM
Since everybody wants to talk about racism, here are a few ideas.
by Kai Wright on July 19 2010, 11:21AM
But neither HIV nor the poverty to which it’s tied is evenly distributed between races.
by Kai Wright on July 15 2010, 6:19PM
More clarity on the ruling in Johannes Mesherle’s killing of Oscar Grant.
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