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Candidate commentary

Schubert: Councilman Kozachik and Asian hate

"Steve Kozachik's knee-jerk association of Asian massage parlor workers with sex workers sexualizes and fetishizes Asians and is a product of patriarchal white supremacy and colonialism." — Ward 6 Council candidate Miranda Schubert... Read more»

Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but expand it

President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.... Read more»


Reject Trump's birtherism 2.0 over Kamala Harris

Bigotry by the then-New York developer and reality TV show celebrity helped propel Trump into the presidency. Is it any surprise then that this week Trump, now president, is reprising his role as Birther No. 1?... Read more»

Data shows Arizona’s racial inequities in education, poverty, prisons

Data suggests that inequities between whites and people of color in Arizona stretch far beyond interactions with police.... Read more»

Mixed Americans: How multicultural families in Arizona talk about race

Back in 2015, an analysis of Census Bureau data estimated that 14 percent of infants born in the United States were “multiracial or multiethnic,” tripling the share in 1980.... Read more»

Income for state's African Americans fell in last decade

Per capita income for African Americans in Arizona fell over the last decade, the only racial or ethnic group that did not see an increase for the period 2006 to 2015, according to new data from the Census Bureau.... Read more»

Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

Leaders of about 20 minority advocacy organizations met with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team in a closed-door meeting Wednesday in what advocates said they hope was one of many meetings to come.... Read more»

Arizona charter schools less ethnically diverse

Two decades after Arizona helped pioneer the charter school movement, enrollment data show the schools don’t match the school age demographics of the state and, in many cases, their neighborhoods. White - and especially Asian - students attend charter schools at a higher rate than Hispanics, who now make up the the greatest portion of Arizona’s school age population.... Read more»

Lawyers nationwide gear up for Election Day challenges

You may be alone when you step into the voting booth on Election Day, but there will still be thousands of people watching over your shoulder. Attorneys for the government, political parties and other groups will be monitoring the voting process closely this year to protect against voter fraud, voter intimidation and possibly to ready challenges in close races.... Read more»

Guest opinion

If only Latinos could be more Asian

If there is any repeating storyline in American history, it's the traditional hazing of immigrants. The Irish went through it. So did the Italians. And the Asians apparently are emerging from it, no worse for the wear. Latinos may be next, although one might hope it wouldn't take a century to do so. ... Read more»

Asian immigrant wave surpasses Hispanics

Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest wave of new arrivals to the United States, according to Pew Research.... Read more»