Calif. Transportation Dept. to Reinstate Race-Conscious Contract Goals

The Coalition for Economic Equity (CEE) on Friday announced that after a nearly three-year hiatus, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is poised to reinstate race-conscious goals for federally funded transportation contracts in California. CEE is an umbrella coalition of associations serving diverse minority- and women-owned businesses that was first formed in 1982 in response … Continue reading Calif. Transportation Dept. to Reinstate Race-Conscious Contract Goals

RaceWire: Addressing Obama’s Racial Coding, plus Lakoff, Mike Lux

Tammy Johnson on racewire.com talks about her concerns over the use of racially coded language in President Obama's address to Congress earlier this week.  Her post has additional comments in addition to the video. It's interesting to take Tammy's analysis and compare it to George Lakoff's pre-speech assessment of the "Obama Code," his definition of … Continue reading RaceWire: Addressing Obama’s Racial Coding, plus Lakoff, Mike Lux

Survey on Media Coverage of Race Issues in the Presidential Election

Onica N. Makwakwa of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (unityjournalists.org) and Darrell L. Williams of The Loop (theloop21.com) today announced that their organizations are partnering on a survey of how media covered racial issues in the presidential election, biling it as a "unique opportunity for journalists of color to show how diversity in the newsroom … Continue reading Survey on Media Coverage of Race Issues in the Presidential Election

Race in the Presidential Race on Meet the Bloggers

From Robert Greenwald: Since the race-baiting and fear-mongering from the McCain campaign have intensified in recent weeks, we have escalated our campaign to end the politics of hate. This week on Meet the Bloggers, we will discuss race in the presidential race with special guest Rinku Sen, executive director of The Applied Research Center and … Continue reading Race in the Presidential Race on Meet the Bloggers