The idea is popular, so low-wage employers have come up with a number of red herrings. Continue reading
Despite its birth as a nation conceived in principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the struggle for equality in America has remained a disturbing constant in our history. Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.
In this book excerpt, Ian Haney López explains why — for conservatives — alleging that they’ve been called racist is a good strategy. Continue reading
Twenty-six years after the infamous Willie Horton ad, race-based politics blocked Debo Adegbile’s passage to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division. Continue reading
In considering his second term legacy, the historian writes that President Obama would do well to take notes from FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” speech. Continue reading
Carolina Jews for Justice is mobilizing the Jewish minority across the state to join the Moral Mondays campaign to challenge the Republican takeover of the legislature. Continue reading
The GOP’s Southern Strategy has yielded some success, but ultimately race is just a single variable. Continue reading