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Race and Ethnicity
Housing and Homelessness
February 8, 2016
Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus
The game was not only godawful to watch. It also gave us a hell of a window into the NFL’s three-ring circus.
February 4, 2016
The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City
A city in the grip of a housing crisis just spent $5 million on the Super Bowl. Yes, people are angry.
February 1, 2016
What’s Life Like in America’s First City With a Muslim-Majority City Council?
While the media highlight “conflict,” residents say there’s not much ethnic tension worth mentioning.
January 6, 2016
Bill de Blasio Is New York’s Most Progressive Mayor in Decades—Is That Enough?
As opposition mounts, the solution to de Blasio’s problems might lie in even bigger, bolder interventions.
January 5, 2016
A Conversation With Guilherme Boulos, Leader of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement
“Brazil is now a machine that creates homelessness.”
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December 23, 2015
Media Notices Homeless People on Streets, Blames Progressive Mayor
How New York’s Bill de Blasio inherited a homelessness crisis—and then got blamed for it.
December 22, 2015
What Can You Actually Do for Syrian Refugees?
Trump wants to ban refugees fleeing ISIS and civil war. Here’s how to welcome them instead.
December 14, 2015
Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year
It's time to put Baltimore’s broken rent courts on trial.
December 8, 2015
How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps
Homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and the housing bubble are all rooted in privatized housing.
Jesse A. Myerson
November 12, 2015
We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness
County trust funds that provide money for emergency shelters and affordable housing are one approach we can take towards ensuring that every person finds shelter.