Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today

Current news, events, research, and reporting, covering the full range of racial issues, racism, discrimination, race relations in the contemporary society

April 5th, 2010
Written by David Conrads in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
an American road
Of all the components that make up American cities, none has more impact on a city’s sense of community, prosperity, and public life than its streets.As transportation arteries, streets have the capacity to unify disparate groups, allow people to move with relative freedom from one part of town to another, yet, these same streets may also serve to divide and isolate. In the days of legal...
March 17th, 2010
Written by Christine Orcha... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
young people celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, I knew I was a mutt – a mix of cultures encompassing countries in Europe and the Near East. However, some of my strongest memories are of my relatives’ pride in their Irish heritage: Their strong work ethic, large families and deep faith. My mother would tell stories about how she and her seven brothers and sisters lived in a cold-water flat...
March 10th, 2010
Written by Mary Annette Pember in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
group photo of students at the gate of an American Indian boarding school
Thoughts of my mother are always bittersweet. In recent years however, the bitterness has grown into hope. It is not an easy hope, covered in thorns as it is, but hope nonetheless. In my younger days, I was derailed for years by my deep sense of personal injustice. She was not the loving mother I deserved to have.She was often cold and harsh, self absorbed and quick-tempered; she was never like...
February 26th, 2010
Written by Amy OLoughlin in Cover Stories with 1 Comment
collage of newspaper front pages
On May 5, 1905, Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded the Chicago Defender newspaper, published in Chicago, Illinois. The Defender began with an introductory investment of 25 cents and a press run of 300 issues, but it grew into the most influential African-American publication in the United States during the early to mid 20th century. Abbott, the son of former slaves, gained success as one of the...
February 23rd, 2010
Written by Tim Glanfield in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
an English castle
For some, Britain is a glowing example of multiculturalism that continues to embrace cultures and races from across the globe.For others, it is a fallen giant of a bygone colonial age, lacking direction, and struggling to retain an identity as the very notion of “Britishness” remains diluted.It is against this confused and at times volatile background that more than sixty million Britons live,...