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Second Term

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

by Gihan Perera, Manuel Pastor on December 20 2012, 10:06AM

Manuel Pastor and Gihan Perera consider a year in which the racial justice movement surged.

Topics: 2013, Politics, Second Term

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM

Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Second Term

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 13 2012, 10:06AM

Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Second Term

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM

Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Second Term

Obama Wins Re-Election--and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

Obama Wins Re-Election—and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

by Imara Jones on November 7 2012, 10:01AM

Without action, a new doomsday for the American economy—and those stuck at its margins—is only seven weeks away.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Fiscal Cliff, Second Term

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

by Akiba Solomon on November 7 2012, 9:49AM

It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Second Term, War on Women

A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

by Rinku Sen on November 7 2012, 9:32AM

Politicians, and everyday Americans too, do great things when movements make it impossible to do anything else.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Movement, Second Term

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election--and Our Lives

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election—and Our Lives

by Imara Jones on November 1 2012, 9:57AM

The president is in the fight of his political life because he never broke the culture and economy of entitlement on Wall Street. Whomever wins Tuesday, writes Imara Jones, that’s the change we need most desperately.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics, Second Term