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Kai Wright

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Kai Wright

Kai Wright

Kai Wright (kaiwright.com), the editorial director of Colorlines.com, is a Nation contributor and an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute.


News and Features

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

Meet Ginnina Slowe, resident of the nation’s poorest urban county, where poverty is expensive—especially when you try to get out of it.

The $30 billion-a-year industry continues to fleece borrowers with high rates and shady terms.

As long as Obama allows banks to write their own rules on foreclosure, he's a willful participant in their ongoing scam.

Will 2010's tally reflect the changing face of America?

Why the home loan industry won't (and can't) fix itself.

How the mortgage industry stole black America's hard-won wealth.

Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?


Exhibit A in why an independent consumer watchdog is needed, both for consumers and the global economy.
 Less than a quarter of my black and brown neighbors have responded so far.
Progressives can dismantle a centuries-old tool of oppression: pitting working-class whites against people of color. But we're missing the...
Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.
 Dodd's bill puts a strong cop on the beat. But the same regulators who've already failed us would look over its shoulder.
 Good riddance to the Senate's bipartisan effort to build a weak Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
 Economics and morality set aside, the politics are good, too.
Here's a bizarre trait a friend of mine likes to point out about America's privileged class: The accusations too many of its denizens hurl...