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Roosevelt House Faculty Forum Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research – Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates

Poverty
August 26, 2016

The Intersections of Race and Poverty in the United States: Some Ethnographic Notes

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of August 2016, the 41st precinct in the South Bronx hosted a summer barbecue. My family and I live only a few blocks…  

Brexit-Flags
August 22, 2016

The Politics of the Brexit and Beyond

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. “Leave” won despite the opposition of every major party leader, and dire warnings from economists. In the United States…  

Racism
August 18, 2016

A Reason for Hope – Policing in America

“There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery.” -Angela Davis “America is a divided nation,…  

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Evolving From a Culture of Divisiveness and Hate

Fifty two years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted his Nobel Peace Prize Award on behalf of 22 million African-Americans in the civil rights movement “engaged in a creative…  

Safety police line tape on crime scene
August 17, 2016

Race, Policing and Black Lives

After Barack Obama was elected as the first African American president in a historic election in 2008, several pundits asserted that the country was entering a post-racial era where race…  

Race and police shootings

Race and Police Shootings in America Today: The Role of Data in Shaping Public Opinion

As anyone who’s been following the news over the past few years knows, police killings of civilians, especially unarmed black ones, has become a highly contentious issue. Questions about the…  

Police car lights close up. A group of policemen on the background.
August 1, 2016

Race, Inequality and Law Enforcement: An Understanding of Complex Social Realities

Reasonable people everywhere would agree that all lives – black, brown, white and blue – matter equally. Yet, the tragic deaths of black men at the hands of police like…  

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Black vs. Blue : Worlds Apart?

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera famously suggested that Trayvon Martin was complicit in his own death because he was wearing a hoodie. The Blue Lives Matter movement sells a hoodie…  

July 25, 2016

Sanford Schram: Since When Did Voting for Hillary to Stop Trump Make Somebody a Liberal?

Since When Did Voting for Hillary to Stop Trump Make Somebody a Liberal?

Brexit leave
July 13, 2016

‘Brexit’: A Brief Overview

The results of the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ referendum on June 23, 2016 to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union left David Cameron, who recently stepped down…  

Trump brexit

Voting for Trump is Not like Voting for Brexit

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters have been playing up the possibility of a spillover effect from the recent British vote to leave the European Union. The…  

Brexit 3
July 12, 2016

The Economic Impact of the Brexit Vote

The unexpected victory of the “Leave” camp in the British referendum of June 23 on whether to remain within the European Union has raised a host of economic questions for…  

A storefront in London, supporting the U.K. remaining in the E.U. 

Photo Credit: Elidor Mëhilli

“No feelings of emotion”: After Brexit, what next for Europe?

In the weeks leading to the British referendum on the European Union, I was researching at the National Archives in London. One particular document stood out. Dating from January 1978,…  

Hilary Clinton
May 13, 2016

Could Hillary Clinton Be President?

Even without a full endorsement by Republican Party elders, Donald Trump is poised to win the party’s presidential nomination at the convention this summer in Cleveland. The Democratic race, on…  

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - MARCH 10:  Donald Trump attends a press conference to announce the PGA Grand Slam of Golf site at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles March 10, 2015 in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
May 6, 2016

Could Donald Trump Be President?

House Speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday that he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump for president. This is a serious moment for the Republican Party; the presumed presidential nominee does…