What We're Doing
Closing the racial wealth gap and building an equitable economy
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.
Supporting the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform
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.
Eliminating racial disparities and strengthening health systems
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.
Promoting a representative, responsive, and inclusive democracy
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.
By the numbers
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.”
How Congress can illuminate LGBTQI+ experiences — and craft equitable solutions
How the US Department of Education Can Fix Damaging Accreditation Regulations
Weak Gun Laws Are Hurting Police Officers
Community-Based Violence Interventions: Proven Strategies To Reduce Violent Crime
Leaders around the nation should prioritize community-based violence intervention programs to reduce gun violence and violent crime more broadly.
Fact Sheet: How Investing in Public Health Will Strengthen America’s Health
Significant and sustained investments in public health would improve societal health, advance equity, and foster economic and climate resiliency.
Fact Sheet: Advancing Equity
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on the Biden administration’s efforts to advance racial equity through the federal government.
Fact Sheet: Protecting and Advancing Health Care for Transgender Adult Communities
New data and analysis reveal important health disparities and barriers to care for transgender adults and what can be done to address these issues.
Fact Sheet: Targeted Grants for Educational Excellence Program
This fact sheet outlines the details of a proposed grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover.
Fact Sheet: Recommendations for Advancing Gender Equality at Home and Abroad by Leveraging Women, Peace, and Security
The Gender Policy Council should include the following recommendations in its governmentwide strategy to ensure it can fully leverage and expand the U.S. government’s existing women, peace, and security mandate and architecture.
Summary of Proposals and Policy Actions To Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap
The Biden administration has started to implement policies to make it easier for Black households to build wealth at the same rate as white households; additional steps are both possible and necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions About Firearm Safe Storage
Safe storage practices can help to keep children safe, deter gun theft, and avoid preventable gun-related deaths and injuries.
The Facts on Pattern-or-Practice Investigations
The U.S. Department of Justice seems poised to restore pattern-or-practice investigations to promote constitutional and effective policing.
Fact Sheet: A National Policy Blueprint To End White Supremacist Violence
This fact sheet outlines a comprehensive strategy for tackling the urgent and complex threat of white supremacist violence.