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NYC’s Unsolved Murder Victims Are Disproportionately Minorities

By Molly Redden Justice comes slower for homicide victims killed in New York’s poorer outer boroughs than it does for the denizens of rich, relatively homicide-free Manhattan. That’s according to a New York Daily News investigation analyzing the number of … Continue reading

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Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

By Imara Jones Despite continued depression-like joblessness amongst blacks and Latinos, this morning’s official unemployment report registered the lowest overall jobless rate in five years. According to the Department of Labor, the percentage of those actively looking for work but who … Continue reading

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Fortress White America

By Richard Kim Remember the days after the 2012 election when it looked like Republicans would finally be persuaded, if only by self-interest, to support immigration reform? Brit Hume of Fox News blamed Mitt Romney’s loss on his abysmal showing among … Continue reading

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8 Stark Realities of America’s Dysfunctional New Economy

By Steven Rosenfeld There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady recovery. … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of George Zimmerman’s Race

By Julianne Hing Just about the only people interested in standing by George Zimmerman right now are avowed white supremacists, his family and Juror B37. But for Latinos, people of color and progressives he’s more than a problem. He’s a pariah. His … Continue reading

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As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White

By Elizabeth Blair When it comes to diversity, children’s books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they’re overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University … Continue reading

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Empowering America’s Rising Workforce–Latina Girls–in Computing and Innovation

By Dr. Idit Harel Caperton It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide. I have spent much of my career working on … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kelly says almost 75% of violent crime committed by African-Americans

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic for helping to push New York’s crime rate to record lows. In a television interview, New York’s top cop defended his department’s use of the crimefighting tool and … Continue reading

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Despite progress, diversity hiring in sports media still poor

by Richard E. Lapchick Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Of all the racial and gender report cards produced by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, the most … Continue reading

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Hispanic Doctor Shortage: A Community in Need

Comfort, understanding, compassion and competence is essentially what we desire in a physician. Many women prefer a female physician simply because they have an understanding of the female body no man can ever have. Throughout American history immigrants have sought … Continue reading

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