The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.
Truth and Reconciliation
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
Closing the racial wealth gap is a generational challenge that requires new yet doable policies.
Congress and the Biden administration must act quickly to minimize further harm during the COVID-19 pandemic—particularly for Latinos and other communities of color.
Policymakers must closely examine economic data on the experiences of AAPI women, before and during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to surface key barriers and shed light on effective policy solutions.
Congress must not miss the opportunity to improve children’s lives and reduce economic and racial inequality.
Current data collection on state violence does not paint a picture that is inclusive of victims with disabilities.
In its efforts to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and ocean by 2030, the federal government has an obligation to acknowledge tribal sovereignty and support Indigenous-led conservation.
Women—particularly women of color—continue to make noteworthy gains at all levels of government, but bold policies and structural changes are still needed to reach gender parity in U.S. politics.
A modernized Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) would be a useful tool to effectively address climate resilience and environmental racism in low-income communities of color.
The November 3 results for Proposition 16 underscore the need for a clear message, adequate time and resources, and voter persuasion.
With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
With a new administration set to lead the U.S. federal government, and in the midst of a pandemic that has exposed the many layers of racial inequality in this country, it is time to finally put infrastructure in place to achieve equity for Black Americans and communities of color.
As tensions rise ahead of the upcoming election, the 116th Congress can and should act now to confront the surge in violent white supremacy across the country.
Hardships disproportionately faced by communities of color are being exacerbated by the pandemic and require an equitable recovery that reconciles past harms while also providing solutions for current and future challenges.
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.