Class And Race In Child Adoption

By Mirah Riben, -

Despite the illusion of adoption as an altruistic child-saving social service . . .  adoption is deeply imbued in classism, nearly always redistributing children from economically at-risk [...]

Racial Justice And Cooperatives: Q&A With United States Federation Of Worker Cooperatives Director Esteban Kelly

By Robert Raymond, -

The worker cooperative movement seems to be gaining more prominence in the U.S., especially locally. "Altogether worker cooperatives represent a small part of the national economy. However, there [...]

50 Years After The Kerner Commission

By Janelle Jones, John Schmitt, and Valerie Wilson, -

The year 1968 was a watershed in American history and black America’s ongoing fight for equality. In April of that year, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis and riots broke out in [...]

5 Facts About Black People In The U.S.

By Kristen Bialik, -

For the first time in U.S. history, 90% of Americans ages 25 and older have completed high school, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – and the share of blacks who have done so is also at the [...]

Your Pipeline Fights; Polluting Along Race Lines & Invading White Spaces

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

This week on Act Out! big oil and gas pay a small fine so they can keep on polluting. Next up, YOUR solidarity is needed in an upcoming week of action against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Not in [...]

Defending Radical Black Self-Determination

By Ajamu Baraka, -

By Ajamu Baraka for Counter Punch - It is absurd and an insult to argue that Russian propaganda efforts “deepen political and racial tensions in the United States,” as proposed by Julia Ioffe in [...]

Racial Wealth Gap Leading To Almost-Nonexistent Middle Class

By Julia Conley, -

By Julia Conley for Mint Press News - With people of color projected to make up the majority of Americans by 2043, a new study warns against policies that keep many black and Latino households [...]

Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, -

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins for Other Words - Since 1983, national median wealth has declined by 20 percent, falling from $73,000 to $64,000 in 2013. And U.S. homeownership has [...]

Report: The Road To Zero Wealth

By Staff, -

By Staff of Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now - While households of color are projected to reach majority status by 2043, if the racial wealth divide is left unaddressed, median [...]

America Was Never White

By Joe Krulder, -

By Joe Krulder for the History News Network. Events in Charlottesville recently cascaded into domestic terrorism. Three dead and dozens wounded as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other [...]

Honor Juneteenth By Closing The Racial Wealth Divide

By Jessicah Pierre, -

By Jessicah Pierre for Other Words - On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Slavery had finally and completely ended, they declared. All of [...]

The Invisible Threads Of Gender, Race, And Slavery

By Sasha Turner, -

By Sasha Turner for Black Perspectives - On March 24, 2017 the United Nations commemorated its ten-year anniversary for the International Day of Remembrance honoring the Victims of Slavery and [...]

Lost Manuscript Of Eyewitness Account Of Tulsa Race Massacre

By Allison Keyes, -

By Allison Keyes for Smithsonian - The manuscript, "The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims," by B.C. Franklin was recovered from a storage area in 2015 and donated to the African American [...]

Race, History And The #ScienceMarch

By Christopher F. Petrella, -

By Christopher F. Petrella for Black Perspectives - Donald Trump is an anti-science president. In fact, his entire raison d'être -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- stands at cross-purposes with the [...]

Pondiscio Exposes Split In Ed Reform Camps Over Role Of Race

By John Thompson, -

By John Thompson for Living In Dialogue - Although I wouldn’t spend too much time eavesdropping on the civil war between liberal and conservative reformers, it is fun to periodically check it [...]