Research Reports

April 13, 2006

Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Feb. 18, 2000 by Terry Keleher, Program Director, ERASE Initiative
Applied Research Center.

April 13, 2006

by Lisa Wong Macabasco One Saturday afternoon, 20 seven-year-olds squirm in their seats in the basement of the Transfiguration School in New York City’s Chinatown. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Daisy Hernández. Bay Area students, many of them Black and Latino, filled the entrance to Richmond High School on May 17, ushering in the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision with a protest against unequal school funding that correlates to the racial make-ups of the schools. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

By Gabrielle Banks. When he first assumed the California governorship four years ago, Gray Davis declared education his "first, second, and third priority."  Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

Racial Harassment in School Worsens for Scapegoated Students, by Jennifer Emiko Boyden on RaceWire. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

Black and Latino parents are demanding better schools and fewer tests, by Eric C. Wat on RaceWire. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Victor Goode. Fifty years ago, Brown v. Board of Education was one of the linchpins of a social revolution that ended Jim Crow. In many ways it was more successful at ending segregation in public life than it was in changing our schools. What is Brown’s relevance for the next decade? Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Gabrielle Banks. Prison college programs, decimated by a ‘94 crime bill, have begun a slow comeback. As more people of color attend classes behind bars, the politics of prison education are once again up for debate. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Victor Goode. Victor Goode explains what’s at stake in the conflict over affirmative action. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Tammy Johnson. Tammy Johnson says California could learn some lessons from Milwaukee about the racist impact of school vouchers. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

An Interview with Jesse Jackson on Race and School Discipline, by Bob Wing and Terry Keleher. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Nicole Davis. What role do cops have in kids' education? In September 1998, the New York City Department of Education voted to turn control of public school safety over to the NYPD. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

Multiculturalism and the Struggle for Ethnic Studies, by Bob Wing. Now that multiculturalism is in vogue, should Ethnic Studies declare victory? ColorLines editor Bob Wing looks at the struggles that have shaped thirty years of Ethnic Studies. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Terry Keleher. “Central High School suspends students of color all the time,” says Takina Greene, an 18-year-old member of Direct Action for Rights & Equality (DARE) in Providence, RI. “Our futures aren’t important to them.” Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

The Aftermath of California’s Bilingual Ban. An Interview with Deborah Escobedo by Rebecca Gordon. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

by Libero Della Piana. The challenges in public education are complex and there are no easy “quick fix” solutions. That said, listed below are some measures which, if implemented, go a long way towards creating greater racial equality in our schools... Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

Racial Resegregration and Inequality in The Public Schools, by Patrisia Macías Rojas and Rebecca Gordon. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

45 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, by Libero Della Piana. What’s really wrong with schools? Libero Della Piana argues that race is the key to education reform. Full article available on ColorLines here

October 15, 2005

Expanding the Constituency for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
By Rinku Sen and Kim Fellner, commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women.

July 15, 2005

 
10 Key Recommendations for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.
From Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities

1. Eliminate disparities in access to health insurance.
Expand public health programs such as Medicaid and work toward a universal health care system guaranteeing basic access.

2. Improve health care in medically underserved areas, which are often communities of color.
Support community health clinics that provide high-quality care to underinsured and uninsured patients.

3. Develop health care institutions that are welcoming and respectful to people of differentraces and ethnicities.
Improve access to quality care for people of color by minimizing financial barriers to patient/doctor communication, training staff in culturally appropriate care, and building a diverse workforce.

4. Track racial disparities in health care provision.
With proper data collection, health care institutions can be held accountable for eliminating these disparities and meeting high quality-of care standards for all patients.

5. Provide medical interpretation services for all clinical encounters.
Federal, state, and local governments, as well as insurers and health care providers, should fund language services as a medical necessity.

6. Improve access to traditional and non-Western treatments.
Insurers should be required to cover alternative and culturally appropriate health care. Health care providers should be provided training and access to research about alternative and non-Western medical practices.

7. Adopt and enforce policies that promote safety and health.
The adoption of worker protections and environmental standards are necessary to address root causes of health inequality.

8. Include public health experts and community organizations in community development and planning processes.
Health concerns must be at the forefront in discussions about housing, transportation, and economic development.

9. Provide funding and support for improved nutrition, physical education, and health education in schools.
School environments that emphasize health can lead to improved health outcomes and higher academic achievement.

10. Support programs that incorporate cultural traditions.
Connecting people to their cultural heritage can be an effective way to improve individual and community health.