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

September 25, 2015

Is Pope Francis Our Best Steward for Environmental and Social Justice?

In a highly anticipated visit, Pope Francis spoke yesterday at a joint meeting of Congress and urged them to cast aside their bitter partisan divides and step up to address…  

September 18, 2015

Poverty in America: What The New U.S. Census Numbers Tell Us

Every September, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. Data released earlier this week show that poverty levels have not improved; there…  

March 9, 2015

Ida Susser: Blame Research Design for Failed HIV study

Professor Ida Susser (Roosevelt House Faculty Associate and Hunter College Professor of Anthropology) published an OpEd piece on Al Jazeera Online this past week on the negative findings of a…  

February 4, 2015

Housing and Gentrification: The Changing Nature of Chinatown

Faculty Opinion Piece. Bill de Blasio’s message in the State of the City speech today is no doubt welcomed by many in the city. Affordable housing is crucial in keeping…  

December 5, 2014

Does ‘Broken Windows’ Policing Work?

In the past week, people across the country reacted with disbelief as grand juries declined to indict the two police officers involved in the tragic deaths of Eric Garner in…  

November 21, 2014

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans will sit down next Thursday to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends without giving much thought to when their next meal might be or…  

November 14, 2014

US-China’s Climate Agreement: What Lies Ahead?

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart President Xi took a bold step to announce a joint agreement on climate change this week that would cut carbon emissions and reduce dependence…  

October 17, 2014

Are Americans’ Voting Rights Intact?

With mid-term elections barely three weeks away, a bitter partisan battle is being fought not just over the control of the Senate but also over voting rights of ordinary people….  

October 14, 2014

Is a Hyphenated American a Good American? How Being American Has Changed in the Last Hundred Years.

It used to be that Christopher Columbus was the major iconic representative of the Italian-American community in popular culture, but he has since given way to the likes of Tony…  

The U.S. Military Can Battle Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak has given the global medical community pause as it figures out how such a deadly disease can spread so rapidly across a few countries in West…  

October 3, 2014

Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

Climate change and its impact has been headline news for several weeks now. On September 21st, anywhere between 311,000 to 400,000 people made their way through Manhattan to beats of…  

September 19, 2014

America’s Inequality

Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the country’s poverty and inequality numbers for 2013. Although the poverty rate showed a decline from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5…  

August 22, 2014

The NYPD: A Work in Progress

The New York City Police Department is a work in progress. It has moved along a winding path of reform for decades. It never seems to get to where it…  

May 16, 2014

Addressing Segregation in American Schools through Fair Housing

Image: African-American students on whose behalf the Brown v. Board of Education case was taken to the Supreme Court  (credit: Life) In a landmark decision 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme…  

May 9, 2014

Mitigate and Adapt: The Lessons of Climate Change for Americans

Image: Extreme flooding in Florida (Credit: Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa)  The grave impact of human-induced climate change is closer to home than most Americans believe. In a comprehensive new…