March 7, 2017 -
When it comes to pay equity between women and men, the South lags behind the U.S. overall, where women still earn just 80 cents on average for every $1 a man makes. Equal pay is one of the driving issues behind this week's A Day Without a Woman protest.
September 2, 2016 -
New research details the effect of unionization on the wages of black workers and shows how unions reduce racial wage inequality.
August 26, 2016 -
Sixty-one years after a grief-stricken mother invited the world to witness the brutality of white supremacy, a new museum dedicated to the African-American experience will put her son's casket on display — an exhibit that aims to ensure future generations remember America's painful past and how it shapes the present.
November 5, 2015 -
A new study finds that candidates running for office nationwide are less diverse in terms of race and gender than the broader U.S. population. In the South, the situation is particularly dire for representation among women.
November 3, 2015 -
News stories that ask what went wrong with the South too often fail to capture the context of its intergenerational poverty: centuries of enslavement and systemic discrimination that resulted in the immense racial disparities we see today. And it's not just a Southern problem — it's an American one.
October 30, 2015 -
With the rising flood of campaign cash in state supreme court elections, incumbent judges of color are having a harder time winning re-election than white incumbents, a new study finds. How bad is the problem, and what's the solution?
August 24, 2015 -
New Orleans' politicians have proclaimed the city to be better off than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago this month, but the data paint a markedly less triumphant picture.