Richard D. Kahlenberg

Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, and is writing a book about housing segregation.

Cutting Class

Economic integration may be the key to fixing America’s schools, but Washington is scared to even talk about it.

Inequality and Solidarity

or four decades, American liberalism has had an ambivalent relationship with organized labor. On the one hand, liberals and Democrats rely on unions to help fund campaigns, man phone banks, and deliver their members’ votes each election cycle. Moreover, most liberals are in broad agreement with labor’s core agenda: better health care, a more generous… Read more »

Invisible Men

For more than a decade, Ive been appearing at forums on affirmative action and playing a strange role. Panels typically include a proponent of affirmative action, an opponent of affirmative action, and then there is mea supporter of affirmative action based on class rather than race. In these discussions I ask my fellow liberals, Why… Read more »

Class Action

That was then, this is now. Today, the current president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers, has essentially repudiated Bok’s position and devised an innovative program to reach out to, admit, and pay the tuitions of qualified, low-income students. Summers calls the growing divide between the children of the rich and the children of the poor the… Read more »