William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. His article this issue is adapted from The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics.
Rhea Wilson joined the Prospect in the summer of 1999 as associate editor. Rhea was the founding editor of the American Prospect Syndicate, which provides op-ed columns to major newspapers across the country. The op-eds are developed from articles in The American Prospect magazine and also from the research of various progressive think tanks and advocacy groups.
Tamara Winfrey Harris is a writer who specializes in issues of race and gender, and their intersection with pop culture and politics. She is working on a book about the racist and sexist underpinnings of the "black marriage crisis."