People Power

Living in Borrowed Times
by Chuck Collins
In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?
The Oscar for Best Voting System Goes To...
by Rob Richie
There's a new method for choosing Best Picture this year: instant runoff voting, a system that would also make political elections more fair.
US Social Forum: Forging Alliances, a Movement of Movements
by Ashlee Green
Organizers expect more than 25,000 when the second United States Social Forum meets June 22–26, 2010, in Detroit.
What White People Fear
by Robert Jensen
A white guy confesses his fears and tells why he seeks out settings beyond his comfort zone.
What Do You Say to a Screaming Bigot?
by Madeline Ostrander
How Pramila Jayapal of OneAmerica finds the courage to take the immigration dialogue to talk radio.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
Becoming a Whole Nation
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder introduces the Spring 2010 issue of YES! Magazine: There are some extraordinary people working to make a vision of a just, inclusive society a reality ...
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
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
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
by Roberto Vargas
5 steps to courageous conversations about race and culture.
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?
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
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.
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.