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.
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.
Source: Women and Children in the Wake of Welfare 'Reform', Women of Color Resource Center (June 2000). Full article available on ColorLines here.
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.
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.
Rinku Sen looks into the internal workings of two promising coalitions. Full article available on ColorLines here.
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.
Why African American babies have the highest infant mortality rate in the developed world. By Ziba Kashef. Full article available on ColorLines here.
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.
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.
By Mattie Weiss. Excerpted from the Introduction: In Chicago, African American youth actively support the rights of undocumented students, while Latino students join Black youth in their fight against racial profiling.
Prepared by Gary Delgado, Applied Research Center for the National Rural Funders Collaborative, April 2005.
A project of the Applied Research Center’s. Grass Roots Innovative Policy Program. Edited by
Makani N. Themba.
Bi-National Research Project on Social Change Initiatives in the Philippines and the United States. By Francis Calpotura, ARC Visiting Fellow, May 2003.
Foundation Giving and Communities of Color. By Will Pittz and Rinku Sen.
This 116-page study presents general observations, key lessons, and recommendations on a range of multiracial models and experiences from a hard-fought enviromental alliance between whites and Native Americans, to racial profiling in Northern California, to the interplay between different constituencies of color in campaign coalitions, to the challenges and achievements of the Rainbow Coalition.
An Evaluation of the Ford Foundation's Collaborations that Count Initiative