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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, heat waves will present an even deadlier public health threat than usual, further exacerbating racial and economic injustices.
Black and multiracial parents are more likely than white parents to experience child care-related job disruptions.
The disproportionate devastation COVID-19 is having in Native American communities lays bare the U.S. government’s systemic failure to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal stark inequities in the social, economic, and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against police brutality have ignited a debate about the appropriate role and scope of policing in American communities.
Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.
Workers of color are more likely to have serious underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.
Asian Americans are facing physical and economic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.