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Asset Builder Champion Profile: Lisa Hasegawa

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Lisa Hasegawa is the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), the first national advocacy organization focused on housing and community development for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Written On Thursday, June 04 2015 09:34

Interview with Lisa Hasegawa, 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awardee

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Lisa Hasegawa, one of four 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards recipients, discusses her efforts to create a more fair and inclusive society for Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Written On Monday, April 27 2015 15:19

Asset Builder Champion Profile: john a. powell

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Professor john a. powell is an internationally renowned expert on civil rights and structural racism. He is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society as well as a Professor of Law and a Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Professor powell also holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion.

Written On Monday, April 27 2015 14:40

Interview with john a. powell, 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awardee

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We sat down with john a. powell, one of four 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards recipients, to talk about his work on making our society truly inclusive.

Written On Thursday, April 23 2015 14:34

Talking about Race and Inequality

Written by Simona Combi

From the racial wealth gap to excessive fees, high college costs, paydaylending, the minimum wage, and Native American issues to the NFL and domestic violence, preparing boys to be good fathers, and life skills for black boys, 34 op-eds cover a wide spectrum of topics people are talking about. Read them at our Storify summary:

Written On Monday, October 27 2014 13:32

It's Time for an Inclusion Revolution

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

Brows furrowed, eyes focused, I was busy concentrating on my latest artistic masterpiece. As my hands carefully guided the acrylic paint across the canvas with the stroke of a brush, I became aware of a classmate standing nearby silently contemplating my subject. I paused and gave him a quizzical look. After all, my ninth grade art class was in full swing and we were supposed to be focused on our own work. Was there something that I could help him with? As if reading my mind, he said, "Why do you always paint black people?"

Written On Sunday, August 03 2014 23:52

#MayaAngelou: Why The Caged Bird Still Sings

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

I grew up with my mother telling me often that I was named after Dr. Maya Angelou, the great writer and poet laureate who died today at the age of 86. As the story goes, the year was 1970 and my mother was reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings while I was in the womb. As she finished the book, she swore to herself that if she had a girl she would name her after Maya Angelou because she wanted her daughter to have the author’s same fiercely independent spirit.

Written On Thursday, May 29 2014 09:58

150 Years of Racism: Attitudes in the American South

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

A new paper by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen has discovered that the proportion of enslaved residents in 1860 — 153 years ago — predicts race-related beliefs today.

Written On Wednesday, October 09 2013 23:07

The Role of Employer Selection in Gendered Job Segregation

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

Gender job segregation is the practice of filling certain occupations with mostly male or mostly female workers. Today, 40 percent of women work in jobs that are three-fourths female or more and 45 percent of men work in jobs that are more than three-fourths male. Job segregation is the main cause of the wage gap between men and women because jobs that employ women pay somewhere between 5-19 percent less than ones that employ men.

Written On Tuesday, August 13 2013 12:38

Representing Transracial Adoptions

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

In a 2007 national survey, 40% of children adopted by Americans, both domestically and internationally, were of a different race than their adoptive parents (source). Transracial adoptions are very common.  But who adopts who?  If you ask Google Images, white families adopt non-white children. Six of the images below appear to feature white parents with children of color:

Written On Thursday, May 02 2013 09:17
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