Structural racism makes public health crises such as COVID-19 more dangerous by increasing exposure, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and preventing vulnerable people from obtaining the care they need.
Truth and Reconciliation
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
The Senate’s coronavirus stimulus bill doesn’t do nearly enough to help families and small businesses.
The unjust racial wealth gap leaves Black and Latinx communities especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
Who We Measure Matters: Connecting the Dots Among Comprehensive Data Collection, Civil Rights Enforcement, and Equality
Data collection, disaggregation, and analysis of the nation’s diverse communities and their experiences are essential to achieving equality.
By weakening air and water protections and refusing to address climate change, the Trump administration is exacerbating environmental and health hazards in communities of color.
The United States needs policies that challenge structural racism in order to close the persistent unemployment gap between African Americans and whites.
Reforming the United States’ place-based investment framework is no easy feat, but for the sake of equity, it is well worth the endeavor.
An Elite College Has Dropped Legacy Admissions—It’s Time for Other Higher Education Institutions To Do the Same
Legacy admissions policies have racist origins and continue to exclude underrepresented students of color.
As weather and climate disasters become more devastating and costly, Congress must design bold and equitable policies to reduce carbon and other pollution and protect communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
Black and Latinx students who earn bachelor’s degrees take longer to graduate, earn more debt, and face more employment challenges than white peers.
This fact sheet considers accountability-based policy solutions through an equity lens to bring down graduate debt levels.
Policymakers cannot keep looking past the 40 percent of federal student loans that are used for graduate studies each year.
Racial and ethnic disparities in infant health outcomes across states show the need for lawmakers to enact policies that will address the country’s infant health crisis.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
Despite an improved labor market, Black Americans still can’t obtain well-paying, stable jobs with quality benefits.