Race & Gender

Untying Knots: Episode 3 - Native Land Rights and the Ongoing Fight for Justice

Untying Knots: Episode 3 – Native Land Rights and the Ongoing Fight for Justice

Hosts: Erica Licht and Nikhil Raghuveera Featuring: Mari Halbutta (Chickasaw Nation) and Talia Landry (Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe)February 2021 In 2020, during the height of COVID-19, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was at the US Supreme Court fighting not just to survive a…

Self-Optimization in the Face of Patriarchy: How Mainstream Women’s Media Facilitates White Feminism

Self-Optimization in the Face of Patriarchy: How Mainstream Women’s Media Facilitates White Feminism

The capitalistic, corporate, individualistic narratives of fourth-wave and white feminism are communicated and reinforced by mainstream women’s media. Koa Beck is the former Editor-in-Chief of Jezebel.com, and was a Joan Shorenstein Fellow in Spring 2019. This paper informed and became part of her new book “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind.”

Untying Knots: Episode 2

Untying Knots: Episode 2

Voter Oppression and Suppression: A Living Case Study in Georgia Hosts: Erica Licht and Nikhil Raghuveera Featuring: Christopher Bruce (ACLU of Georgia) and Nse Ufot (New Georgia Project) Following the end of the Civil War, Southern states immediately sought to…

Untying Knots Podcast: Episode 1

Untying Knots Podcast: Episode 1

Transforming Wealth Inequity through Anti-Racist Funding Hosts: Nikhil Raghuveera and Erica LichtFeaturing: Karla Nicholson (Haymarket People’s Fund) and Lucas Turner-Owens (Boston Ujima Project)July 202040 Minutes and 34 Seconds Hundreds of years of racist institutional policies have denied wealth to Black,…

Canaries in the Coal Mine: COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities

Even as Black people are disproportionately dying from the virus due to systemic racism, harmful inaccuracies about COVID-19 are metastasizing in Black online spaces. Using multi-site digital ethnography, Shorenstein Center Fellow Brandi Collins-Dexter tracked and identified the spread of this disinformation, and makes recommendations on how to combat it.

Resources and Reading on Racial Justice, Racial Equity and Anti-Racism

A list of books, articles, podcasts, organizations, and other resources, curated by the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project, to help better understand current issues about race, and what it means to be anti-racist.

This is a Moment of Generational Change for Black People – If We Learn the Lessons of the Past

This commentary by Executive Director Setti Warren was first published in The Telegraph (UK) on June 5, 2020. We are living at a time of generational change and if we embrace principles from previous movements, we can alter the lives of future generations.

George Floyd protests highlight the deep racial disparities in the US

(This article by Shorenstein Center Executive Director Setti Warren first appeared in the UK’s The Telegraph on May 31, 2020.) In February of 1968 the Kerner Commission report was released…to understand the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and provide recommendations for the future. The recent killing of George Floyd shines a light on the fact that more than 50 years later, our cities find themselves in much the same circumstances.

Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation’s First Digital Count

With trust in federal government and institutions at historic lows, local governments, including cities and counties, must play a critical role in the 2020 Census. If we don’t get the census right, there is so much we are at risk of getting wrong – the implications of which will last for years.

Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the U.S. Census

The 2020 U.S. Census will, for the first time since 1950, ask about residents’ citizenship status. The effect of doing so on census completion across different racial/ethnic groups is, however, unknown. Leveraging a survey experiment, we are the first to assess the causal effect of this question change.