Rinku Sen

A collage of news clippings symbolizes urban unrest in the late '60s

As the Kerner Report Turns 50, I Actually Have Some Good News About the Media [OP-ED]

Rinku Sen: “I’ve read thousands of justifiable words about how little has changed and has even gotten worse for people of color in the media. But there’s no question that the last 50 years would have been immeasurably worse without the actions of reporters and news consumers of color.”

Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion Unite to Fight for Racial Justice

The organizations say they are “stronger together than we are apart.”

A 6-year-old Latinx girl wearing a red dress stands in front of her parents and baby sister making a speech about fair immigration at the Women's March on Washington

Why I Marched on Washington—With Zero Reservations

Rinku Sen reflects on real feminist organizing and rejects the notion that women of color were just window dressing at the Women’s March on Washington.

Dr. Martin Luther King in a range of images including a family photo and a photo from a speech

Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.  

 
A group of smiling young women raise their arms during a breathing exercise at a session of the Facing Race National Conference

Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.

Greyscale images of seven Black and Brown people against purple and blue background

#FacingRace Livestream: Where Do We Go From Here?

Linda Sarsour, Van Jones and five other leading racial justice figures discuss how to push movements forward at Facing Race’s closing plenary.

Implicit Bias in the Time of Trump [OP-ED]

For the past 10 years, the concept of implicit bias—the race prejudice we hold in our unconscious minds—has been a key concept in our racial justice strategy and programs. In this Trumpian age of in-your-face racism, we’re reconsidering how we use this tool.

Clinton Changes Position, Drops I-Word From Public Remarks

The Democratic presidential candidate’s about-face on the term “illegal immigrant” comes two weeks after she used the term in a speech. 

Let's Drop the I-Word—Again

We pushed major media to drop the i-word five years ago, but the slur is making a comeback. It’s time for us to unite and say—again—that no human being is illegal.

Hiring More Cops of Color Won't End Police Violence Against Black Civilians

Rinku Sen argues that boosting racial diversity in police departments isn’t enough to stop racist policing. The solution, she says, lies in confronting unconscious, hidden racial bias and taking a top-to-bottom look at how race affects policies and practices, regardless of who is carrying them out. 

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

Sen, Colorlines’ publisher and Race Forward’s executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

Chang’s new history of multiculturalism, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” drops today.

Watch: Town Hall on Race, Policing and Civil Rights in the U.S.

Livestream begins 7p.m. EST; Tweet questions to panelists at #BHeard

Passing the 'Movement Notes' Baton

I’ve been honored to have this space to share racial and social justice movement trends, successes and lessons with Colorlines readers. I’m excited to introduce Terry Keleher, who will take over this column from here.

Rinku Sen: Old Economic Policies Shape Today's Migration Tragedies

What’s so frustrating about our immigration policy debate is that we hold it as though it is domestic policy only, as though it has no relationship to U.S. foreign policy and global economic behavior.

Rinku Sen: Fighting 'Stand Your Ground' Law Is The Anti-Lynching Movement Of Our Time

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.

Rinku Sen on the Challenges of Racial Justice in the South on KERA Radio, Dallas TX

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. 







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Rinku Sen Discusses the State of the Civil Rights Movement on PIX Morning News

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. 

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Talks Racism in the Government Shutdown and Images of Black Women

With no end in sight to the government shutdown, Rinku Sen joins a panel on the Melissa Harris Perry Show to discuss the racist roots of obstructional tactics in the US government.

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Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV's "Independent Sources" To Discuss "Drop The I-Word" Victory

Rinku Sen appeared on CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources” to discuss the AP’s decision to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.