Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Colorlines

On Tuesdays, we share updates and information from key commons partners we think you should know about. This Thursday in the Race and the Commons Series, Kim Klein will take an initial look at how inequality disproportionately affects people of color and undermines the rough social equity necessary for a healthy commons, which in turn impacts everyone. One group you should know about that analyzes at racial justice issues and how inequality in America gets played out every day is Colorlines.

Colorlines.com is a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today's racial justice issues. Check them out online, or follow their excellent twitter feed.

As they say on their website: “We consider racism a structural problem, and that perspective informs our journalism. Colorlines.com features dynamic, hard-hitting coverage of the day's stories as they unfold, synthesizing complicated stories with multimedia features and breaking open new conversations with investigative reporting. Colorlines.com covers stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers.”

Their perspective is fresh, intelligent, and offers incredible insight into the nature of equity and inequality. They provide a great background as we continue to look at Race and the Commons.

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