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Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

article icon Fact Sheet With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043, it is increasingly important that policymakers enact progressive policies that would improve the economic prospects and increase income for people of color.

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The Changing Face of America’s Electorate

article icon Issue Brief Changing electoral demographics will have noticeable effects on the 2016 elections. In 2016, to win the presidency—as well as many U.S. Senate races—both parties will need to secure substantial support from voters of color.

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How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals

Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.

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The Untold Narrative of Black Men in the United States

Although black men have come a long way on various indicators of success, they continue to lag behind, and it is important to push back on outdated stereotypes.

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The Evolution of Race and Ethnicity Classifications in the Decennial Census

As concepts of race and ethnicity evolve, the methods and language used by the decennial census to capture data are key to ensuring that policymakers recognize and understand all communities, particularly growing communities of color.

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Infographic: Government Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

The decennial census has undergone significant changes as the U.S. population has evolved. Rapidly changing demographics continue to present challenges to the U.S. government in its effort to collect demographic data.

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5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Communities of Color

article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for communities of color.

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Will the New Tech Economy Solve the Old Economy’s Racial Problems?

The new tech economy has not conquered racial bias. The racial and ethnic unemployment disparities in computer science are nearly the same as those in other fields.

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5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

A look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the African American community.

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Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion

Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.

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