People Of Color


Ongoing Battle with Homeless Teens Reveals Residents’ Lack of Empathy

In 2011, tensions ran high at a town hall meeting in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, as several residents challenged the presence of an LGBTQA-focused youth services center. After a single street brawl in the summer of 2011, and a … Continued

Wage & Overtime Law to Include Home Care Workers

On Tuesday, the Federal Department of Labor announced a rule change that will finally extend minimum wage and overtime protections to most home care workers.  Women and people of color make up a disproportionate segment of the workforce. More than 90 percent of … Continued

Back to School: Demolition and Displacement for Students of Color

  Last week, a small library and community center in a Mexican American neighborhood in Chicago was bulldozed, sparking outrage and attracting national media attention. At first glance, the building - a small, freestanding field house on the grounds of … Continued

Raising Minimum Wages for Restaurant Workers, a Racial Justice Issue

By Maria Myotte, Communications Coordinator for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United People go out to restaurants to celebrate, build relationships, enjoy food and each other’s company – not to investigate their favorite restaurant’s labor practices – which  is why unsustainable and … Continued

Attempts to Re-Segregate Schools in GA Fail

Co-authored with Catharine Debelle “Everyone deserves the Freedom to Live, love, and work wherever they please.” – Repeal Coalition, Arizona Georgia’s latest anti-immigrant SB 458, the bill that would bar all undocumented students from attending any school of public higher … Continued

Kobach’s Calendar Complaints Endure

It’s not exactly news to report that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach hasn’t been doing his job. Last month, when the coalition KanVote obtained a copy of his professional calendar, they indeed proved that he spent a substantial amount … Continued

Cross-Post: The Coming Battle Down South: Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers

Originally posted on Colorlines on March 7, 2012. Georgia found a way to top its own anti-immigrant lawmaking record this week when the state Senate voted on Monday to ban undocumented immigrant students from all public colleges in the state. If … Continued


10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Reject Kris Kobach’s Endorsement

Earlier today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced the support of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose anti-immigrant policies have become something of a novelty for conservatives. But Kobach’s association with the Republican Party is nominal, instead identifying more with … Continued

William Ryerson Still Perpetuating the “Overpopulation” Myth

by Jesse Sanes As the UN’s 17th international climate summit comes to a close with little in the way of substantive plans to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, the echoes of alarms sounded for a global population reaching 7 billion still … Continued