Colorlines publisher and executive director of Race Forward, Rinku Sen, was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss the dimensions of the Michael Dunn case on Sunday. “What Michael Dunn expected from that interaction was not respect but submission,” she said quoting Tonyaa Weathersbee.
With one year to go before Facing Race 2014 in Dallas Texas, Rinku Sen discusses how the southern city fits into the nationwide discussion on race and how the city can move forward on the goal of racial justice and racial equity.
After the dust settled on the “March on Washington,” Rinku Sen discusses how far the country’s come since the “I Have a Dream” speech, identifies new leaders in the fight for racial justice and suggests new ways to change the discussion on race and racism.
Rinku Sen discusses race and immigration with with Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas, Karen Kaminsky (New York Immigration Coalition Deputy Executive Director), Iyaba Ibo Mandingo (poet/painter/performer), and Cristina Jimenez (United We Dream Managing Director).
“People of color” is now commonly used far beyond political circles, as “minority” fades into the category of things that used to be true. It is past time for the media and the general public to embrace the phrase.
An estimated 15,000 U.S.-born children will face the threat of permanent separation from their families in the next five years as their immigrant parents move through detention and deportation. Watch Rinku Sen explain the problem on ABC’s “Nightline.”
Check out the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s “Beyond Voting: Democracy in Action” podcast series. ARC head and ColorLines publisher Rinku Sen is interviewed in “The Philanthropy Forum: Defining Civic Engagement,” in which she discusses the importance to a movement of keeping a constituency engaged between elections, through activism and education. Visit the RBF podcast page here.