Race, Health & Housing: Connecting the Dots

In the face of mounting evidence that discrimination and racial isolation are themselves sources of racial health disparities, it seems naive to believe that simply repairing substandard housing or facilitating moves to more prosperous neighborhoods will cure the damage done by the “shocks” of living through racial discrimination and economic insufficiency.

Movement-Building Opportunities for Change: Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reform Today

The sudden interest of politicians in pushing through criminal justice reforms poses a host of opportunities and, yes, problems for activists. Based on findings from key interviews with grassroots organizers and national leaders in the criminal justice reform movement, this article describes the state of the movement to end mass incarceration and some of the complexities they now face.