Public sector jobs have long provided economic security for Black families and communities and reduced the racial wealth gap, but current policy failures threaten that legacy.
Truth and Reconciliation
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
Now is not the time to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who is likely to dismantle the ACA; instead, it is time to do more to protect Americans—especially people of color.
Structural forces in the United States prevent Latinos from achieving the same employment outcomes as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, and policymakers can no longer ignore the equity gaps.
Expanding the responsibilities of the U.S. Postal Service to include postal banking would ensure that low-income communities and communities of color across the country have access to an essential service.
The U.S. government has long been a catalyst for innovation through federal funding and support, but it needs to be more inclusive of Black researchers and inventors.
In hyperpartisan times, winning elections is all about showing up for voters and getting out the vote. Women are showing how it’s done.
Less wealth makes it more difficult for African American parents to get reliable access to the internet and devices for remote learning.
In its next COVID-19 relief package, Congress must include specific environmental justice provisions to ensure equitable access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation services.
The Minority Business Development Agency has tremendous potential to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity in Black communities.
As cities reevaluate the role of policing, the bipartisan Justice Reinvestment Initiative offers lessons for cities on prioritizing meaningful investments in community-driven safety.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, schools need additional mental health funding and support that is implemented with a racial equity lens.
People of color, families with children, and low-income communities are most likely to be deprived of the benefits that nature provides.
Postsecondary institutions must take immediate action to help address the issue of police brutality.
Bambadjan Bamba, a Dreamer and immigration activist, is also fighting to end anti-Black racism.
Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board
The surge of new allies in the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice presents a welcome opportunity to implement systemic changes in the U.S. K-12 education system—and allies should start by following the lead of communities that are Black, Indigenous, and people of color.