Research Reports

4/15/06

By Akiba Solomon. Why are so many kids of color taken into the child welfare system? Akiba Solomon finds out what happened to one black family. Full article available on ColorLines here

4/15/06

By Gordon Hurd, ColorLines Senior Writer. Welfare reform during recession: Discrimination and poor access to education and job training make the hard times harder. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Gary Delgado. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Welfare Law Center, people in the welfare-to-work pipeline can look to a whole range of federal laws for protection against various forms of employment discrimination. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

Source: Women and Children in the Wake of Welfare 'Reform', Women of Color Resource Center (June 2000). Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Mark Toney. From 1966 until 1975, the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) made history by organizing tens of thousands of welfare recipients to demand income, clothing, food, and justice for their families. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Nicole Davis. By making good on his promise to "end the welfare system as we know it," President Clinton set off a resurgence of welfare rights organizing that this country has not seen since the 1960s. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

Fighting Welfare "Reform." Rinku Sen asks why Clinton's welfare "reform" passed so easily in 1996--and whether progressives are ready to challenge reauthorization in 2001. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

Rinku Sen looks into the internal workings of two promising coalitions. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Gary Delgado. It used to be that we didn't have to do much to smash the racist stereotype about welfare. After listening to some know-it-all drone on about Cadillacs and welfare queens, all we had to do was point out that--uh, incidently, most people on welfare were white, and that would usually shut them up. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

Why African American babies have the highest infant mortality rate in the developed world. By Ziba Kashef. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Megan Izen. President Bush's healthcare privatization plan will only worsen glaring disparities affecting communities of color, according to advocates and researchers who argue that public solutions are both possible and necessary to close the racial and economic gap in the nation's deepening health crisis. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/15/06

By Kai Wright. Garry Wayne Carriker had a pretty promising life ahead of him. He’d graduated from the Air Force Academy back in 2001 and at age 26 was prepared to graduate from Emory University’s prestigious medical school this past spring. He probably never dreamed he’d instead spend most of the year sitting in an Atlanta jail. But at summer’s end, that’s just where he was, awaiting trial on three counts of a sex-crime that could get him 30 years behind bars. Full article available on ColorLines here.