“We’re Building a Future Voting Culture”: How Barbara Arnwine and Others Mobilized Georgia’s Historic Win

Voice hoarse from being on the bullhorn on Election Day, Barbara Arnwine—president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition—spoke to Ms. early Wednesday morning to discuss the election, what the results mean for the future of U.S. politics, and why when Black women organize and vote, everyone benefits.

“It took every bit of work we had in our bodies, every bit of energy we could give, every voice you could give.”

Race-Conscious Policies—Including Affirmative Action—Are Necessary For Addressing Racial Inequity

Affirmative action recently survived yet another legal attack when the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Harvard’s favor in a case challenging affirmative action.

This latest case against Harvard demonstrates that color-blindness cannot uproot this country’s legacy of racism. We must face race head-on to meaningfully address the racial inequality that persists in our society.

Removing Trump from The White House Will Not Fix What’s Broken in America

This anti-democratic virus is more than a passing phase; it infects the soul of our democracy and reaches well beyond Trump. The president is only a symptom of a larger, endemic problem.

A defeat of Donald Trump at the ballot box will not undo the growing mistrust of the Supreme Court and concerns about its commitment to protecting fundamental civil liberties, including voting rights.

Alas, Women—Barrett Is No Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong work to achieve equality was unrelenting while serving on the Supreme Court. On the other hand, Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court puts freedom of choice, affordable health care, marriage equality and other hard-won rights are at risk.

Short of a new administration’s decision to unpack and expand the Supreme Court, the future will be a conservative supermajority on the court.