Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That’s Beside the Point

When reform advocates begin to win a profoundly racialized cultural fight over the nation’s identity, our politics will follow.

Rinku Sen explains.

Mitt Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Remarks Have Everything To Do With Race

Mitt Romney didn’t use the word “black” in his ‘47 percent’ remarks. He didn’t have to. Imara Jones says the nature of Romney’s economic smear took care of it all.

At Towson Univ., A Student Makes His Case for a White Student Union

If black students can have their own, why can’t white students? Julianne Hing looks at how a Maryland university is tackling thorny questions of race and privilege.

What Kind of House Does an Imprisoned Man Dream About? Herman Wallace is a 70-year-old man who’s spent every day of his life in prison since he was convicted of bank robbery in 1967. A new film examines an unexpected friendship and his uncanny escape to freedom.

Study: Latino Stereotypes Thrive in the Media, Negative Attitudes Dominate An important new study has confirmed many of our hunches about how negative media narratives and portrayals of brown people play out in the minds of non-Latinos.

Pa. Supreme Court Doubts State Can Comply With Its Own Voter ID Law From the voters’ perspective, the Court’s unresolved issue is rooted in the age-old conundrum best expressed by Mos Def: “Why do I need ID to get ID? If I had ID, I wouldn’t need ID.”

Romney Asked Four Times If He’ll Get Rid of Deferred Action, No Clear Answer Romney first criticized President Obama for failing to pass immigration reform and then pledged to do the job himself but evaded the actual question.

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political AdThe ad includes Romney’s ’47 percent’ remarks and a response from a Latina voter who points out that the reason the GOP candidate is losing among Latinos isn’t because of his race.

More Asian Models at N.Y. Fashion Week, But the Industry Is Not Post-Racial As fashion labels see increasing opportunities for sales growth in Asian countries they’re filling up runways with Asian models. But not everything is as beautiful as it seems.

Newsweek Muslim Rage Cover Inspires Parodies The Twitter community responds to Newsweek’s “Muslim Rage” cover with their own sensible rage and humor.

Black Gay Comedian Wanda Sykes: ‘Only Way GOP Could Hate Me More’ Is If I Rolled Around in Pile of Welfare Checks Black, gay and female comedian Wanda Sykes says the only way the GOP could possibly hate her more is if she sent them a video of her “rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.”

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