Jaya Padmanabhan

Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Erik Kratz and the demography of sports

Even at a time when the nation is divided over the border and sanctuary laws, many of us are united in our enjoyment of sports.

The death penalty does not work

Does the death penalty prevent homicides and cruel acts of violence?

The business of college admissions is geared more toward parents than students

When my twins were in their sophomore year of high school, I recall attending a presentation for parents of high school children by a group of college counselors.

Proposal to revoke H-4 work authorizations takes direct hit at working women’s rights

Even at this particular moment with the increased mobilization of women’s rights,…

Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave

Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley.…

The shaping of Kamala Harris’ identity

It’s an important moment for Senator Kamala Harris. On Martin Luther King…

A brief history of walls being used as political tools

On New Year’s Day, the southern state of Kerala in India experienced…

Demographic evolution recognizes that ethnic identities are fluid, multi-faceted

Since I first started this column almost two years ago, I am…

When it comes to marriage, SF lags behind other big cities

“I am still old and still in love with the man I…

Homeless and undocumented: Different sides of the same coin

In his Pulitzer prize winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the…

The City earns a mixed report card for the midterm elections

The day after the 2018 midterm elections, my social media feeds and…

Migrant caravan from Central America pressing forward despite all odds

As I watch and read about the caravan from Central America making…

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all…

Fear surrounds Trump’s proposed changes to benefits policy for immigrants

In the drive to lower immigration numbers, the Trump administration has come…

The changing face of diversity: more Asians entering America than Latinos

More minority babies are being born in the country today than ever…

Terminating TPS to affect a quarter million U.S. born children

San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, stood at the top of the…

Who’s afraid of affirmative action?

It’s no surprise that there is declining support for affirmative action among…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘Abolish ICE’ movement

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is fast becoming a scapegoat…

Everyone counts in the U.S. Census

Census Bureau invites the public to comment on Census 2020’s citizenship question…