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Is This the Calm Before Another Storm? How the Economy May Get Worse, Fast

Is This the Calm Before Another Storm? How the Economy May Get Worse, Fast

by Imara Jones on June 7 2012, 10:11AM

Greek austerity? Eurozone collapse? What’s this got to do with the financial slog so many communities of color are still facing in the U.S.? For starters, it could make things a lot harder, soon. Imara Jones offers a primer—and preventive steps.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Jobs Crisis

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

by Michelle Chen on January 23 2012, 9:13AM

No savvy politician would highlight the widening gulf between poor people on one side and the elites seeking their votes on the other. Instead, from South Carolina to France, they focus on the traditional dividing line between Us and Them: the border.

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World's Border Politics

Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World’s Border Politics

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2011, 9:30AM

Displaced war and poverty, fleeing abuse and violence, or just trying to find their parents, youth who get ensnared at U.S. and European border crossings often face bleak conditions, say human rights monitors.

Topics: Global Justice

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe's Hope and Fear

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe’s Hope and Fear

by Michelle Chen on May 16 2011, 9:43AM

Europeans cheered the prospect of democracy in the Maghreb. But the revolutions have challenged Europe’s once promising border politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice, Immigration

Europe's Fear of a Muslim Planet

Europe’s Fear of a Muslim Planet

by Michelle Chen on February 15 2011, 10:23AM

A surging right takes aim at liberal ideals and directs security anxiety at “multiculturalism.”

Topics: Global Justice

American and European Right Unite in Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

American and European Right Unite in Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

by Michelle Chen on November 1 2010, 3:28PM

The troubling themes of the midterm elections echo around the Western world.

Topics: Global Justice

Today in Anti-Muslim Party Politics: Dutch Edition

by Michelle Chen on June 10 2010, 12:15PM

With the Tea Party making inroads in primaries across the country, you might think the rabid outbursts and vapid sloganeering are a peculiarly American phenomenon. But in fact, Thursday’s elections in the Netherlands show that the U.S. has no monopoly…

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

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