Affirmative Action is under legal threat. What does it do, and how should we think about its future? Continue reading Why I Worry about an Affirmative Action Ban
2020 was heartbreaking. And, when it wasn’t, it was weird. Sadly, inequality kept going on. Just like normal. Continue reading 2020 Was Normal in One Bad Way
The U.S. was making progress on the life expectancy gap. New CDC data make it clear how perilous progress can be. Continue reading A Life Expectancy Reversal
The Voting Rights Act was important. But, it lost it’s teeth in 2013, and states are starting to take advantage. Continue reading Voter Suppression: 2020 Style
Believe it or not, it has been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. economy. Time for a checkup. Continue reading An Employment Situation Checkup
MLK and labor unions may not seem to have a lot in common. But they do, and new organizing activity could help Black workers. Continue reading Race, Unions, and MLK
Apparently storming the U.S. Capitol isn’t quite as likely to get you arrested as protesting racial injustice. Continue reading A Double Standard in Capitol Arrests
The pandemic has been unequal in terms of health and job loss. What about college enrollment? Sadly, yes. Continue reading Is COVID Fueling Unequal College Enrollment?
Through July 2020, we have an economic recovery occurring. But, is it equal? I’ve got good news…and bad news. Continue reading How is the Recovery Going?
The unemployment rate has decreased in the last few months. But, the decrease has been unequal, and it’s been much smaller for Black people. Continue reading Racial Unemployment Inequality is Getting Worse.