With the shocking NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers behind us, we have an opportunity to step back and consider some of the broader lessons that can be drawn from media coverage of the series’ transcendent stars, Steph Curry and LeBron James. The two have been cast as basketball opposites,

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It’s no secret that Americans are feeling the acute pain of our nation’s unchecked economic inequality. Populist anger over what many view as broken political and economic systems has fueled the unpredictable fires of the 2016 presidential election. While rising inequality has hurt all Americans, as evidenced by the recent increase in mortality rates among

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Watch the launch of Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy and Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power. In a recent New York Times editorial, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin reflects on his experience visiting and speaking at the San Quentin, CA state prison. He recalls a statement from a

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In a pivotal scene in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem Finch, brother of the novel’s protagonist, reacts in tears to the news that Tom Robinson has been found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit. “I always thought Maycomb folks were the best folks in the world,” he says, “least that’s what they

Statement of Roosevelt Institute Board Chair Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, on Donald Trump’s use of internment during World War II to defend his plan to ban Muslims from entry into the U.S. The Roosevelt Institute also signed on to the We Are Better Than This call today.

“For Donald Trump to cite my grandfather and internment as a defense of his own intolerant and divisive agenda is reprehensible. The internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II is a sad part of our history and, as a part of my grandfather’s administration, a terrible political decision driven by fear…

Andrew Lindsay, Roosevelt Institute Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice and student at Amherst College: For many students of color across the country, it is not uncommon to feel naked and constantly exposed to the elements. Subtle erasures of our bodies, slight yet sharp jabs from the ignorant, interrogations of whether or not we are deserving,

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Roosevelters weighed in on the first Democratic debate on #RooRxn last night. Today, Aman Banerji and Alan Smith of Roosevelt’s National Staff and Alyssa O’Brien of Roosevelt Northeast examine the issues the candidates missed. The first Democratic debate is in the books, and it was a welcome change of pace for those who, like the

Our ongoing series about the good economy continues with a video featuring Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong. When asked about what she would do to ensure a good economy in 25 years, she says her top priority is closing the racial wealth gap. After examining wealth over generations, she finds that wealth, more than

Last night Jeb Bush made a slip of the tongue that let us know just where he stands on reproductive health. “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” he said at an event in Nashville. In a way, he’s right: We actually need much more than half a billion

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Senate Republicans failed yesterday to advance a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, but their crusade against the organization and others like it is far from over. Speaking in support of the legislation she sponsored, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said the Planned Parenthood videos have “shaken the moral compass of our country.” But given

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