All-In Nation: An America that Works for All
All-In Nation describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive. Read more →
Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages
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.
True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer
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.
Building an All-In Nation
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.
State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series
Fact Sheet 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.
Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools
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.
Correcting the Media’s Skewed Perspective
A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.
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.
America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color
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.
Teacher Diversity Revisited
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.
How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship
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.
The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color
If the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see an increase in total wages of $16.1 billion.
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.
Reading Between the Data
Report When considering how best to address economic inequality, policymakers need to understand the complexity and diversity within the Asian American community.
Rethinking Affirmative Action
In her new book, law professor Sheryll Cashin considers the implications of location for education and race in 21st-century America.