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Race and Ethnicity

At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Virginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 28, 2016

A nurse prepares to hand out medicine

How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

by Kate Bahn | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app.

Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

by Kevin DeGood and Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A student walks across the lawn
Higher Education

Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A new 35-foot-long electric hybrid bus
Energy and Environment

Leading by Example: State and Local Governments Are Adopting Electric Vehicles

State and local governments are demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of adopting electric transportation by incorporating electric vehicles into their public fleets.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

paid leave worker
Labor and Work

Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility

article icon Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

woman dresses son

Rhetoric vs. Reality

article icon Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

factory worker Latina
Labor and Work

Who Gets Time Off?

book_alt2 icon Report Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg | Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

Latinas are vital labor force members and family breadwinners, but they are also underpaid and insufficiently protected.

by Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Turkish newspapers
Foreign Policy and Security

What Is Really Happening to Turkish Media?

article icon Issue Brief Gradually, Turkey’s media landscape is being transformed into varied outlets serving the political goals of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political movement.

by Mustafa Akyol | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saudi youth play soccer.
Foreign Policy and Security

Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle East

book_alt2 icon Report The Obama administration and its successor should seize new possibilities for economic cooperation as it continues to face major challenges on the security, diplomatic, and political reform fronts with Saudi Arabia.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad, John Craig | Monday, April 25, 2016

Flint River
Race and Ethnicity

5 Things to Know About Communities of Color and Environmental Justice

The Flint, Michigan, crisis is just one example of the many environmental injustices that communities of color are facing.

by Jasmine Bell | Monday, April 25, 2016