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
The Funnel To Passing AP Exams
This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.
Discrimination and Experiences Among LGBTQ People in the US: 2020 Survey Results
This data interactive displays the results of CAP’s national survey of LGBTQ individuals.
Federal Financial Aid for College Students With Criminal Convictions
A timeline from the 1960s to the present shows that college students with criminal convictions have lost more access to financial aid than they have gained.
Interactive: The First 100 Days
This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.
The Cost of Child Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic
States can use this interactive calculator to estimate the increased cost of providing child care that meets coronavirus guidelines.
‘Blinking Red’: A Running Timeline of How the Trump Administration Ignored Warnings, Misled the Public, and Made the Coronavirus Crisis Worse
This interactive timeline presents the important details about what Trump and his administration have and haven’t done about the coronavirus pandemic—every ignored warning; every needless, wasteful fight; and every tragic misstep they try to spin into success.
Affordable Care Act Repeal by State
This interactive allows users to see the harms that would result if the Affordable Care Act were repealed, with data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health Outcomes
This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.
Interactive: Exploring Infant Health Outcomes Across Race and Ethnicity and by State
This interactive allows users to view the most recent available data on infant health outcomes across states and compare demographic groups to see how outcomes differ by race and ethnicity.
365 Harms: The Trump Administration’s Record on People of Color
Time and time again, the Trump administration’s policies and practices have negatively affected communities of color across the United States.