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Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

article icon Issue Brief As the fastest-growing segment of the women’s vote—and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote—women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy.

By Maya Harris | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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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 Z. Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

A worker hands a food order over to a customer as demonstrators march through a Burger King restaurant drive-thru

Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages

book_alt2 icon Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.

By Maryam Adamu | Thursday, July 10, 2014

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True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer

book_alt2 icon Report Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the stretch of heavily black southern states that make up the “Black Belt” are still defined by racial polarization, with black voters often locked out of statewide politics. This report examines the demographic and political changes that are poised to shake up the status quo and defines three lessons from Freedom Summer that organizers can use to advance democracy in the Black Belt—including a massive wave of voter registration.

By Ben Jealous | Monday, June 16, 2014

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Building an All-In Nation

book_alt2 icon Report Americans are open minded about our society’s changing demographics and believe, on the whole, that there are more benefits to the nation from rising diversity than costs.

By Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin, with Matt Barreto and Adrian Pantoja | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Georgia Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Georgia.

By Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in North Carolina Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in North Carolina.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

CO voter

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Colorado Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Colorado.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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U.S. Ebola Hysteria Is the Wrong Response to the Epidemic

Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, October 23, 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 Z. Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 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

Numbers Put the Lie to Our National Narrative

Growing economic stratification makes America’s promise of opportunity for all ring increasingly hollow.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, October 2, 2014

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America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color

book_alt2 icon Report Improvements along the educator pipeline and in teacher training programs will help diversify the United States’ teachers and consequently bolster the academic performance of children from all racial backgrounds.

By Farah Z. Ahmad and Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

People walk on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Rethinking Affirmative Action

In her new book, law professor Sheryll Cashin considers the implications of location for education and race in 21st-century America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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