Seth Wessler is a researcher at the Applied Research Center in New York City. He has written extensively on immigration, criminal justice, economic inequality and the racial politics of national security. At ARC, he coordinates Race and Recession, a report and a multimedia project on the impact of economic recession in communities of color.
Wessler’s writing has appeared in ColorLines, Huffington Post, Alternet, New America Media, Rethinking Schools and dozens of online publications and blogs. He presents at conferences, leads workshops and classes and speaks to the media about racial justice and structural racism.
The Criminal Flaw in Obamas Immigration Vision
President Obama finally put immigration reform on his agenda this month, inviting dozens of advocates to the White MORE
Views · March 25, 2010
Old Criminal Records Are Life Sentences in Job Market
Almost two years ago, Vincent, a slim 46-year-old black man dressed in a plaid shirt, worked as a maintenance technician in Detroit. He had worked for the company for almost three months, but... MORE
Working · December 7, 2009
Foreclosure Crisis Built on Racial Injustice
The recession has resulted from, and contributed to, America's racial divide. MORE
Views · September 7, 2009