Esther Cepeda / Politics

Demographic Role Reversals

CHICAGO -- In my fantasy world, public relations professionals send me pitches extolling the virtues of the "white Robert Rodriguez."

But no, I get come-ons about (shudder) "the next Latina Mark Cuban."

Leaving aside the fact that aspiring to be...

One Sleeper of An Issue

CHICAGO -- Many adults tend to dismiss scientific research about the adolescent mind. Perhaps they came of age during a time when children, especially teens, were expected to behave as little adults.

For years the scientific community has made ...

The Right Note On Gender and Hiring

CHICAGO -- In the 1970s and 1980s, symphony orchestras around the world began implementing a system of "blind" auditions -- performances given from behind a screen -- in order to diversify their ranks while ensuring that elite talent and ...

Misreading Our Demographics

CHICAGO -- "War" is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations.

Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war ...