August 27, 2009 ColorLines Direct. News and commentary from ColorLines magazine and RaceWire blog.


Protest, Tweet, Raid Savings What students of color are doing to stay in college during the recession.



Racism’s Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: Rinku Sen at Netroots Nation ’09 [VIDEO]
Speaking on the “Myth of Post-Racial America” at Netroots, Rinku argues we in the movement need to realize that the average person thinks of racism as always ‘individual, intentional, and explicit’ which precludes acknowledgement of and action against systemic racism.

In Healthcare Debate, Dispelling the Myth of Real Change
President Obama is working hard to dispel popular myths about healthcare reform. Chief among them is the crackpot idea that universal health care actually means health care for everyone.

Caption Contest: What Makes President Obama Laugh?
Thanks to last week’s winner. RaceWire is holding another caption contest. If you submit the epic caption and win, we’ll send you a copy of Tram Nguyen’s Language Is a Place of Struggle: Great Quotes by People of Color.

APIs Wanna Know: How Much Longer Can We Wait for Immigration Reform?

With the launch of the National Asian American Week of Action, a diverse cross-section of AAPI community leaders came together from across the nation to call for immigration reform.

Sexposed: Olympic Double Standards for Black Women
When a white man excels beyond expectation it’s a natural phenomenon but when a black woman does the same she must be a man?

30% Unemployment, Pre-Recession: Immigrant Communities Need Real Recovery [VIDEO]

Community organizer Shaw San Liu of San Francisco’s Chinese Progressive Association explains what the inequitable economy means for her community — before, during and after the officially recognized recovery.

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ColorLines Direct is the weekly news update of the Applied Research Center (ARC) sent to subscribers, supporters and participants in ARC’s activities. ARC publishes ColorLines Magazine, and most recently hosted The Compact for Racial Justice Phone Forums.

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