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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.
Securing a Better Future for Generations To Come
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
Nov 7, 2023
Matthew Gossage, Madalyn Reagan, Toni Pandolfo, 4 More
Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan, Soraya Victory, Chris Chang
Nov 1, 2023
Soraya Victory, Chris Chang
Oct 26, 2023
Audrey Smith, Abby Alexander
Mia Ives-Rublee, Anona Neal
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After 20 years of serving the American people, CAP’s original founders reflect on the journey that the organization has taken from 2003 to the present day.
CAP has been around for 20 years, and it has been an integral organization in the fight for the rights of the American people.
Here's what America's leaders and change-makers have to say on how to fight for inclusive progress for the nation.
Policymakers must take steps to address the recent rise in disability, which has been fueled by long COVID.
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
Chris Edge, a survivor-advocate from Washington, D.C., shares his story of triumph and why he credits a hospital-based violence intervention program with helping him become a leader in his community.
Oct 19, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Hai-Lam Phan, 4 More
Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Ronnie Rivera, Ala Al Sadi
Congress must maintain funding for a long-overlooked program that is helping to recruit and support more teachers of color.
The Biden administration’s historic investments support Latinos and have advanced racial equity for all Americans.
Oct 13, 2023
Gaby Blanco, Rafael Medina, Mariam Rashid
Community violence intervention workers from across the United States explain and reflect on their work in preventing violence in their communities.
Oct 6, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 6 More
Audrey Smith, Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan, Ronnie Rivera, Ala Al Sadi
Tom Jawetz and researchers from Texas A&M and the University of Virginia argue that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations may decrease some of the push factors that are causing Venezuelans and others to come to the United States.
Oct 5, 2023
Ben Helms, David Leblang, Tom Jawetz
Join the Center for American Progress for an event exploring how the Biden administration is making smart investments to create more opportunities for Latinos to build a more inclusive economy.
Oct 4, 2023
Frances Colón, Laura Rodriguez, Emmy Ruiz
Melvyn Hayward of Chicago CRED shares how life experiences led him to work toward ending gun violence in his community.
Sep 26, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Tymoni Correa-Buntley, 4 More
Audrey Smith, Matthew Gossage, Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan
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.
Allie Pearce, Anona Neal
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.
Sep 13, 2023
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.
Please join the Center for American Progress for 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
Rose Khattar, Christian E. Weller, David Correa
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
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Andrew Sonntag, 1 More
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
Patrick Gaspard, Shalanda Young, Frank Scott, Jr., 4 More
Kelly Burton, Angela Hanks, Jonathan Capehart, Jocelyn Frye
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.
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major federal gun safety bill passed in nearly 30 years, has closed gun law loopholes and implemented new gun violence prevention policies, as well as made significant investments in school and community safety that are saving lives.
Aug 10, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Allison Jordan
The uncoordinated busing and relocation of migrants and asylum-seekers poses various challenges to receiving cities and states across the country; but practical solutions at the local, state, and federal levels can turn these challenges into opportunities.
Aug 9, 2023
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