United States is on its way to becoming a minority-majority nation. Currently, millennials make up 83.1
million Americans, exceeding the 75.4 million baby boomers, and
representing more than one quarter of the nation’s population. The size is
complemented with great diversity – 44.2 percent are part of a minority race or
ethnic group. They potentially have the greatest political power as a voting
bloc, but this largest and most diverse segment of the population is
not voting. While the faces of voters
continue to diversify rapidly, those leading American politics have not. The
average age of elected officials in federal government has fluctuated between
53 and 63 since 1945. Seventy-one percent
of elected officials ar...
marks the 50th anniversary of the election of Carl Stokes, the first
African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Shortly after the election and in
an effort to initiate sweeping changes to improve the lives of Clevelanders,
Mayor Stokes created Cleveland NOW! as his signature proposal to address the
challenges of his time. Many of the challenges that motivated him then still
face the city today.
part of the year-long initiative, Carl and
Louis Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, we bring you a
panel featuring the authors of a new policy document that examines the legacy
of Mayor Stokes' signature efforts in housing, health, safety, education and
economic parity. Their findings help us unders...
-the use of violence to elicit information or punish individuals - is a practice that dates back to the Greeks
and Romans. By the 20th century, torture was considered by many to be abolished
and morally reprehensible. However,
after the September 11 attacks, President Bush's administration began utilizing
waterboarding and other methods of torture - often characterized as
"enhanced interrogation techniques" - as means to confront the war on
terror. While initially met with acceptance, public support for torture began
declining in 2005
and, in 2009, President Obama canceled the practice via Executive Order on his
second day in office. The Senate
followed suit in 2015. Days
after Donald J. Trump to...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On May 8, Nan Whaley announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. Whaley moved to Dayton from Indiana to attend the University of Dayton (UD), earning a chemistry degree in 1998. She became active in local and politics, creating the UD College Dems Chapter and then becoming the executive director of the Montgomery County Democratic Party in 1997. From 2001 to 2005, she held as a job as an aide with the Montgomery County Auditor's Office.She was first elected to office in 2005 as a member of the Dayton City Commission and was elected Mayor of Dayton in 2013. Wh...
Karen L. Mapp, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and
faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program,
visits the City Club to discuss her 20 year focus on educational partnerships
between families, community members, and educators. The partnerships that Mapp
endorses are designed to support both student achievement and school
improvement, often focusing on moving from parent involvement to family
engagement. To overcome some of the barriers to effective family engagement,
this shift often includes training and reexamining
the practitioners own biases. Mapp believes that we must see our families
and community members as “co-creators
and co-producers of the exc...