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What Is at Stake for Communities of Color in the Fiscal Showdown Debate?

Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steve IsraelIf Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, December 3, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About the Fiscal Showdown

Speaker of the House John BoehnerIf Congress and the president cannot agree on a budget deal by the end of the year, the resulting economic slowdown will have a big impact on communities of color.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Battleground States Go Blue Thanks to Multiracial Coalitions that Supported President Obama

Miami votersCommunities of color in swing states who supported President Obama helped him get re-elected by turning out in droves.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Infographic: Women of Color and Political Leadership

Women of color continue to vote in increasing numbers, despite their lack of representation in elected office.

By Sophia Kerby | Monday, November 5, 2012

Understanding Why Latino Voters Are Key in Virginia

Latinos supporting ObamaLatino voters are flexing their political muscle in Virginia and nationwide, particularly around issues of immigration and the economy.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 1, 2012

High Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Will Determine Our Futures

U.S. Supreme CourtCollege admission policies that embrace diversity and expand opportunities benefit all Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Asian Americans Benefit from Diversity in Higher Education

Affirmative action rallyThe conservative strategy of attempting to pit Asian Americans against other communities of color fails to recognize overwhelming support for affirmative action by Asian Americans.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Video: The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

play_alt icon Video Two executive employees at large corporations explain why workforce diversity is very important and fosters a positive work environment.

By Progress 2050 and LGBT Progress | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10 Reasons Why We Need Diversity on College Campuses

Supporters of affirmative action policies in a protestIf the Supreme Court decides against the use of race in college admissions, it will erase many years of progress for campuses trying to be more diverse and inclusive.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Interactive Map: The Voting Impact of People of Color

cursor icon Interactive The growth of communities of color is shifting the electorate and will continue to shape the political landscape in the years to come.

By Progress 2050 and Immigration Team | Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Right-Wing Extremists Aren’t the Lone Wolves They Seem to Be

People walk around a flag pole outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the site of a hate-fueled, violent attack that left six members of the Sikh community dead. The rise in right-wing extremist and white-supremacist attacks suggests that these radicals are part of larger movements that are gaining support, a trend that we must pay attention to as our country becomes more diverse.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The State of Latinos in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby look at the successes and challenges of one of the fastest-growing populations in the country: Latino Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans

Amy Navvab argues that understanding the cultural differences and the unique experiences of our Latino military service members is critical to providing the care they need upon returning home from war.

By Amy Navvab | Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Infographic: Women of Color at a Glance

Sophia Kerby shows that women of color are a diverse group with a variety of experiences, even though they are often portrayed as monolithic in the mainstream media.

By Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Giving a Voice to Mothers of Color

Mothers of color face major challenges raising their families and need to be part of discussions on women’s rights, says Amy Navvab.

By Amy Navvab | Tuesday, July 17, 2012