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A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Farah Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

Fourth grade teacher Chevonne Dixon teaches class

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

book_alt2 icon Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

By Glenda L. Partee | Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?

Perhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seven people from the United We Dream immigration reform group wait to be arrested

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for All

Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Teacher Diversity Revisited

article icon Issue Brief A new study reveals that the diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce is not keeping pace with the nation’s rapidly changing demographics.

By Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

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How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

article icon Issue Brief Despite the financial obstacles, many women of color find starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs advantageous over pursuing careers in traditional office workplaces. As the United States becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even bigger role in our nation’s economy.

By Farah Ahmad | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

book_alt2 icon Report Read the full report, released on September 11, 2014.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A teacher teaches a Spanish class in South Los Angeles

The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity

article icon Issue Brief Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity.

Monday, May 19, 2014

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The Possibilities of a Changed Life

Desmond Meade’s story—and those of millions like him—should inspire us to question our policies about how formerly incarcerated people are treated when they return to society.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

bars icon Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.

By Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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