Janell Ross

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering race along with the social and political implications of the nation's rapidly changing demographics

Janell Ross covers race along with the social and political implications of the nation's rapidly changing demographics. Her Emerging America beat is part of The Washington Post's National desk.
Latest from Janell Ross

Sexual assault endured by domestic workers overlooked in national conversation

Experts say women working at the bottom of the wage ladder are more likely than others to be sexually harassed or assaulted at work.

November 29, 2017

Welfare queens and red-blooded Americans: How Russia tapped into our racial anxieties to fuel social divisions

What the Russians know about racial attitudes that Americans won't admit.

November 17, 2017

There’s an important lesson Democrats should learn from Election Day 2017

Most white voters just aren't with the Democratic Party. It's probably time for the party to accept that.

November 9, 2017

‘It’s okay to be white’ signs and stickers appear on campuses and streets across the country

The posters speak to an increasingly common idea: White America is uniquely victimized.

November 3, 2017

It’s not just American: Civil rights groups say these 7 airlines have a discrimination problem, too

Civil rights complaints are climbing and neither federal regulators nor airlines see much evidence of a problem.

October 26, 2017

The psychology behind women’s ‘old school’ thinking on sexual harassment and assault

It persists because it makes people — especially some women — feel safe.

October 23, 2017

Rapid-response legal network fights ‘dangerous retreats’ on women’s issues in Trump era

Over 200 lawyers join forces in new group, seeing the administration as a threat to gender protections and progress.

October 22, 2017

Q&A: Rep. Frederica Wilson details the problems with Trump’s condolence call and the Kelly clean up

In an interview with The Washington Post, Rep. Frederica Wilson identified several layers of “insensitivity” in the White House's handling of Trump's phone call to a soldier's widow — and the fallout since.

October 21, 2017

An infrastructure of silence

More than 60 million U.S. workers can't, even if they try, take sexual harassment complaints to court. That's no accident.

October 12, 2017

24 hours, two crises, two very different Trumps

Inside another one of Trump's tweetstorms lies the truth.

October 12, 2017