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Kai Wright

Kai Wright
Kai Wright Editor-at-Large
New York, NY

Kai Wright is editor-at-large of Colorlines and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. His investigative reporting on economic inequity has closely followed by the housing and jobs crises. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and in other broadcast media, and is reporting a series on health care reform for WNYC News.

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 and on Instagram. Check out Kai's media appearances here.

For the Record: Obama is Christian

For the Record: Obama is Christian

by Kai Wright on August 19 2010, 1:20PM

Since the majority of people who think he’s not learned it from media.

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It's More Than Obama: 25 Percent Say U.S. Muslims Not

It’s More Than Obama: 25 Percent Say U.S. Muslims Not “Patriots”

by Kai Wright on August 19 2010, 12:07PM

The anti-Mulsim attitudes in Time’s new poll should scare us all.

Topics: Kai Wright, Mosque Mania

Mosque Mania's Political Lesson: It's Our Values, Stupid

Mosque Mania’s Political Lesson: It’s Our Values, Stupid

by Kai Wright on August 18 2010, 4:01PM

The GOP’s demagoguery will continue to dominate as long as Democrats avoid articulating progressive values.

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Keeping the News Human With Our Dispatches Feature

Keeping the News Human With Our Dispatches Feature

by Kai Wright on August 17 2010, 2:19PM

We’re trying to reinsert people and places into the news cycle we’re engaging.

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GRITtv on Atlanta's Public Housing Crisis

GRITtv on Atlanta’s Public Housing Crisis

by Kai Wright on August 17 2010, 12:03PM

Tens of thousands showed up for 62 openings on the housing waiting list.

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Cali's Gay Couples Must Continue Waiting to Wed

Cali’s Gay Couples Must Continue Waiting to Wed

by Kai Wright on August 17 2010, 10:28AM

But panel asks why Prop 8 proponents have the right to appeal in the first place.

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Andrew Says the FCC Should Skip the

Andrew Says the FCC Should Skip the “Scramble” and Just Act

by Kai Wright on August 16 2010, 9:45AM

How the net neutrality holdup is more of a political barrier than a policy one.

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Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

by Kai Wright on August 15 2010, 11:50AM

Commenter Gordo chimes in with a smart idea from Minneapolis: Mini-markets

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

ColorLines' Daisy Hernandez Takes the (Cyber)World by Storm

ColorLines’ Daisy Hernandez Takes the (Cyber)World by Storm

by Kai Wright on August 13 2010, 1:30PM

We bid a fond farewell to a ColorLines legend.

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Calif. Gay Couples Must Wait Six More Days

Calif. Gay Couples Must Wait Six More Days

by Kai Wright on August 12 2010, 5:10PM

Judge lifts the stay on his ruling, but gives Prop 8ers time to petition Ninth Circuit.

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Is GOP Nodding to Birthers With Birthright Citizenship?

Is GOP Nodding to Birthers With Birthright Citizenship?

by Kai Wright on August 12 2010, 1:20PM

ColorLines commenters add politics, economics to Victor Goode’s constitutional analysis.

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The White House's Leftwing Punching Bag

The White House’s Leftwing Punching Bag

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 5:00PM

Gibbs’ attack was cynical, arrogant or both.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

In Defense of Identity Politics

In Defense of Identity Politics

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 2:04PM

Ann Friedman’s full throated rejoinder to the common-good meme.

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14th Amendment Chatter's Too Much for Even Bush-Era GOP

14th Amendment Chatter’s Too Much for Even Bush-Era GOP

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 9:46AM

What’s that tell us about today’s “conservative” leaders?

Topics: 14th Amendment, Kai Wright, Politics

It's Unanimous! GOP Leaders Agree on 14th Amendment Rethink

It’s Unanimous! GOP Leaders Agree on 14th Amendment Rethink

by Kai Wright on August 9 2010, 11:08AM

John Boehner’s worried that Citizenship Clause “does in fact draw more people to our country.”

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration, Kai Wright

The

The “Missing” Workers of July’s Jobs Report

by Kai Wright on August 9 2010, 10:06AM

More than 300,000 people in their prime working years dropped out of the labor market.

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Judge Walker's Ruling is About Much More Than the Law

Judge Walker’s Ruling is About Much More Than the Law

by Kai Wright on August 6 2010, 9:11AM

And much more than same-sex marriage, too.

Topics: Kai Wright, Prop 8

A Simple, Historic Statement

A Simple, Historic Statement

by Kai Wright on August 4 2010, 5:08PM

My love is not inferior.

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Mayor Mike Gets It Right on Ground Zero Muslim Center

Mayor Mike Gets It Right on Ground Zero Muslim Center

by Kai Wright on August 3 2010, 7:07PM

Says NYC was built and is sustained by immigrants. Here, here.

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Pat Robertson's Zimbabwe Incursion

Pat Robertson’s Zimbabwe Incursion

by Kai Wright on August 3 2010, 1:36PM

The U.S. religious right’s movement to export hate continues growing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright