Nathalie Baptiste


Nathalie Baptiste is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Follow @nhbaptiste


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The goal of wealth equality in America is a long way off. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Community policing programs can improve relations between police officers and residents, but current tensions underscore the challenges. Read more

Law and Justice


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A new study released in July asserts that the criminal justice system discriminates against people with mental disabilities. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Protests against police violence worked their way through downtown Philadelphia, in opposition to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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For activists in Philadelphia, simply not being Donald Trump may not be enough. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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National Urban League President Marc Morial recently met with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to make the case that more diversity in the U.S. banking system would have mitigated the devastation the recession inflicted on communities of color. Read more

Civil Rights in America

With increasing Latino activism, once-Republican Arizona is becoming contested terrain, though registration still lags. Will this be the year? Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The decision upholding the University of Texas at Austin's admissions program is a victory for affirmative action supporters. Read more

Law and Justice


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A new study explores the historical roots of the widening racial inequality gap. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The Court's decision could impact college admissions programs nationwide.  Read more

Education in America


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High voter turnout, especially in Baltimore and among Sanders supporters, could give Donna Edwards the edge in the competitive Democratic primary. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A bipartisan reform measure could shrink the federal prison population by 60,000—if it can pass the Senate before November.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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In the state's Senate primary, an establishment progressive faces a more progressive outsider. Sound familiar? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Massive cuts to the state's public-defender budget will only increase the number of low-level defendants awaiting legal representation in overcrowded jails. Read more

Law and Justice


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Despite Merrick Garland's moderate credentials and former bipartisan support, conservatives have gone on the offensive to block his nomination.  Read more

Law and Justice


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As reform gains momentum on the right, conservatives at CPAC clash over how far it should go.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power