Money Talks San Diego County minorities say they face language barriers, cultural ignorance and lack of access to education and start-up cash, yet there’s a sense of optimism among many about the economic future.
Race in the Genome Age Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jonathan Freedman goes inside a world where the first mapping of the human genome leaves him wondering why we still categorize people by race.
Join the Club Some of the region’s more prominent citizens have launched roundtables and lunch groups to talk about race and ethnic relations. What have their efforts done to change the establishment?
Minority Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs of color are champing at the bit for a piece of the action in their own communities—and the community at large. What’s the holdup?
The Winning Gamble Native American–owned casinos have dramatically changed the economic life on the county’s reservations.
The Hand Up Scores of local groups and agencies channel money and energy into job training and employment resources for the region’s minorities.
Mike Drummond Mike Drummond, the author of Renegades of the Empire, is a senior writer with Business 2.0 magazine and a freelance writer for many other publications. Until last year, he was a business writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Leonard Novarro Leonard Novarro is a veteran San Diego reporter, former San Diego Tribune staff writer and a freelance writer who contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines.
Jonathan Freedman Jonathan Freedman is a writing mentor, author of two books and a journalist who contributes columns, essays and articles to numerous major publications. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for a series of San Diego Tribune editorials about immigration reform.
Margie Craig Farnsworth Margie Craig Farnsworth is a freelance writer and public relations professional. The former San Diego Evening Tribune staff member operates a public relations agency, edits a national addiction recovery magazine and is a regular contributor to many publications.
Cathy Clark The project manager for the magazine’s series on race and ethnic relations is a longtime television reporter, anchor and newsroom manager in San Diego who joined San Diego Magazine last fall as editor at large.
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