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We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
Centuries of government policies have systematically deprived communities of color of economic opportunity, leading to a persistent, growing racial wealth gap. CAP develops and advances policies to combat the root causes of the racial wealth gap and promote a more equitable, vibrant economy for all.
Long-standing racial and environmental injustices disproportionately expose communities of color to climate pollution. CAP develops and advocates for climate policies that ensure communities of color benefit from the transition to clean energy.
Structural racism causes inequities in health systems and disparities in health outcomes. It also negatively affects numerous social determinants of health. CAP develops and furthers policies to reduce racial disparities in health and foster more accessible, affordable, and equitable health systems.
Online disinformation and hate; white supremacist violence and rhetoric; and voter subversion and suppression undermine democracy and entrench systemic inequities. CAP develops policies to foster an effective, accountable, and representative democracy to meet the needs and improve the lives of all Americans.
The absolute dollar wealth gap between Black households and white households
CAP, “Eliminating the Black-White Gap Is a Generational Challenge” (2021).
People of color’s exposure to fine particulate matter emitted by almost every fossil fuel source
Science Advances, “PM2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States” (2021).
Hispanic or Latinos more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than their white peers
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity.”
Hate crimes in 2020 where a victim was targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or ancestry
FBI, “Hate Crime Statistics.”
Senior Director, Racial Equity and Justice
Sep 26, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 3 More
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Allie Pearce, Anona Neal
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Melvyn Hayward of Chicago CRED shares how life experiences led him to work toward ending gun violence in his community.
The Center for American Progress’ community conversations with a Colorado school district illustrate how offering no-cost school meals is critical for students’ success and opportunities.
Sep 15, 2023
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on how the Disarm Hate Act can prevent hate-fueled gun violence in the United States.
To respond to the United States’ rising tide of violent hate crimes and prevent them before they happen, Congress should pass the Disarm Hate Act into law.
A conversation with Clarence B. Jones
Sep 6, 2023
By making it easier for more people to enter and stay in work, policymakers can help ease inflationary pressures over the medium term and grow the middle class.
Aug 30, 2023
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Please join the Center for American Progress to explore the importance of nondiscrimination in education, especially in America’s colleges and universities.
Aug 29, 2023
Survivors and parents of gun violence victims share their stories and how they turned their loss into strength by fighting to end gun violence in America.
Aug 21, 2023
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Join the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership of Women & Families on Martha’s Vineyard for a moderated panel which explores new ways to promote economic opportunity in Black communities.
Aug 14, 2023
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The United States continues to face an eviction crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that disproportionately affects communities of color, particularly Black women.
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