Special Series: Race Relations in the United States - 2011
by Min Zhou
In this first article in a new CGNews initiative on race in the United States, Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, looks at Chinese-American representation in public service and the implications on prejudice. (Source: Common Ground News Service, 20 September 2011)
by Nadra Kareem Nittle
Writer Nadra Kareem Nittle reflects on how 43 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, America still has not come realised his dreams of economic justice and peace, though sensible solutions exist in achieving both. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 4 October 2011)
by Ariane Inkesha
In this article on race in the United States, IREX Fellow Ariane Inkesha examines the story of Troy Davis, who was convicted of murder and executed last week, and its implications for the legal system and race in the United States. (Source: Common Ground News Service, 27 September 2011)
by Anita Sinha
In this article on race in the United States, attorney Anita Sinha analyses the role of racial minorities in the Occupy Wall Street movement. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 October 2011)
by James E. Jones
Following the inauguration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC this past weekend, Manhattanville College Associate Professor James E. Jones revisits the Reverend’s message for all Americans. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 18 October 2011)
by Rebecca M. Stone
Can crime be tackled by building relationships instead of meting out punishment? Rebecca M. Stone of Central Virginia Restorative Justice answers this question by looking at the possibilities for restorative justice programmes, which tackle crime in a unique way. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 25 October 2011)
by Ninoska Marcano M.
Venezuelan American freelance reporter Ninoska Marcano M. explores the US “immigration crisis” and recommends a humanitarian approach as a solution for the country to keep its multicultural identity. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 8 November 2011)
by Chris Wilder
Does gentrification in inner-city neighbourhoods in the United States automatically lead to racial tension? In this article, journalist Chris Wilder explores ways to create diverse neighbourhoods that preserve local culture and history while bringing different communities together. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 November 2011)
 
 
 
 
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