Myriad of Issues Are Tied to Racial Wealth Inequality

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From access to investing to the harsh discipline black women face, the Supreme Court decisions on fair housing and gay marriage, to access to healthy food, the minimum wage, and using public resources to generate income for all Americans, there is no shortage of topics that touch on racial wealth inequality. Members of the Experts […]

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Wealth or Good Parenting? Framing the Privileges of the Rich

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“What is it that I want?” Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an “island cabin” in The Seattle Times. It begins: “Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town” and quotes one of the new cabin’s owners who, when […]

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The Immigration Reform Battle

Democracy was founded on the principle that every voice should have a vote. As the end of this year draws near, those voices calling for a vote on immigration reform have never been louder. The calls are heard across cultures, across communities, across the country.

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Policy Round Up: Immigration

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Immigration reform is an often-debated issue at the local, state and federal level, and there are many differing opinions on how to best deal with undocumented immigrants. But it seems that immigration reform is finally making progress with the latest immigration bill passing its first procedural hurdle on the Senate floor Tuesday, June 11 in […]

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Policy Round Up: Gun Control

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On Wednesday, progress for gun control in America was challenged by the defeat of a bipartisan bill. The bill between Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) sought to expand the national background check system for gun ownership. Despite the support from Republican and Democrat lawmakers and the impact of gun-related tragedies, politics held […]

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The Power of True Leadership

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I was exhausted by the assault and battery of this past political election.  Battered and bruised by political tomfoolery, I had vowed to watch HGTV for the rest of my days carefully plotting my escape to a simpler life.

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