Sarah Briuer Boland

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Dealing with hate: Can America's truth and reconciliation commissions help?

Recent vandalism in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia illustrates the all too real problem of hate crime faced by many communities in …

Why taking down Confederate memorials is only a first step

Recently the city of New Orleans removed several Confederate monuments from a prominent, downtown location. The decision to remove these memorials …

The truth about Bernie Sanders & race: Why his biggest weakness could become his greatest strength

Though he’s enjoyed unexpected success, Sanders has been criticized for not engaging in issues of race<p>Bernie Sanders has enjoyed unexpected success thus far leading up to the presidential primaries. But that success is hampered by a problem -- in particular by his campaign’s glaring tone deafness …

Why Start With Pedagogy? 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions

<i>This post originally appeared on HASTAC on June 18, 2015.</i><p>I’m often asked why I start with pedagogy, given the larger institutional reforms and social …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

Yesterday, the <b>United Nations published its Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 assessing the past fifteen-year efforts to achieve the eight</b> …

Income Inequality

Will economic inequality turn LA into a 'Third World' city?

The city of Los Angeles has sometimes been called a melting pot. That metaphor implies that different elements of the city — racial, ethnic, and …

The Charleston Imperative: Why Feminism and Antiracism Must Be Linked

As the one month anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston approaches, it is critical that those who are committed to racial and gender justice send a message that this brutal massacre will not be forgotten.<p>Beyond the vexing questions of forgiveness and grace, we must address what Roof's heinous act …

CEO Pay Has Risen 90 Times Faster Than Average Worker Pay Since The 1970s

The executive suite is winning a greater and greater share of the income pie, even if their companies perform poorly.<p>Since the late 1970s, the average CEO of a large U.S. company has seen compensation rise almost 1,000%. In 1978, CEOs earned $1.5 million a year. Now they get $16.3 million, …

Open thread for night owls: Missing From the Pope's ‘radical’ vision of equality—women

Pope Francis this week embarked on a seven-day “homecoming” tour of Latin America on his unstoppable quest to defend the planet and the poor.<p>The …

Berlin denies institutional racism among German police

There have been reports of racial profiling, abuse of refugees, revelations from neo-Nazi investigations and criticism from the UN. But the German …

How does income inequality affect economic growth?

The relationship between aggregate output and the distribution of income is an important topic in macroeconomics (Galor 2011). The role that income …