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Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenez
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Our Future as a Multiracial Society Our Future as a Multiracial Society
by Sarah van Gelder
Barack Obama’s election didn’t launch a post-racial era. But a racially just, inclusive, and even loving society is still possible, says a YES! Magazine panel of visionaries.
Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism
by Roberto Vargas
5 steps to courageous conversations about race and culture.
Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative
by Berit Anderson
Mamdouh founded the worker-owned Colors as a tribute to those who’d lost their lives in the World Trade Center.
Race: Are We So Different? Race: Are We So Different?
by Ashlee Green
Line up a dozen skin types against your own: Can you tell where black ends and white begins?
Just the Facts: Race-Based Economics Just the Facts: Race-Based Economics
by Doug Pibel
We've made meaningful progress toward embracing our cultural diversity in the United States. But we've got a long way to go before we clean up the economic fallout from years of institutional racism.
Drafting Nature's Constitution Drafting Nature's Constitution
Video: Simply regulating pollution will never really stop it. Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund discusses why we need a fundamental change in the way we use law to protect nature.
El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art
by Judy Herzl, Aaron Stern
How residents of Santa Fe are breaking down barriers and growing closer as a community.
8 Keys to a Successful Commons 8 Keys to a Successful Commons
by Elinor Ostrom
Advice on how to govern our commons by Nobel winner Elinor Ostrom.
Appeals Court Rules Inmates Entitled to Voting Rights Appeals Court Rules Inmates Entitled to Voting Rights
by Jeff Raderstrong
A federal appeals court in January ruled that felons incarcerated in Washington State have been illegally barred from voting.
Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting
by Jeff Raderstrong
In a city with a history of corruption and lack of transparency, one elected official is restoring meaning to the term “public funds.”
Elinor Ostrom Wins Nobel for Common(s) Sense Elinor Ostrom Wins Nobel for Common(s) Sense
by Fran Korten
Elinor Ostrom was an unusual choice for the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Progress Toward a Multiracial Nation Progress Toward a Multiracial Nation
by Tim Sanders, Kim Eckart
Milestones on the way to an inclusive, just nation.
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