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The Path to 270 in 2016

Voting booth book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the upcoming 2016 election through a comprehensive analysis and projection of demographic and electoral trends nationally and in 12 battleground states.

by Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Rob Griffin | Thursday, December 17, 2015

Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

Latino family book_alt2 icon Report The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.

by the Center for American Progress and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas | Monday, November 30, 2015

When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge

black student protest groupRecent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of higher education in the face of demographic shifts.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, November 20, 2015

The Inequality Racism Begets Affects Us All

heroin addictWhite Americans are becoming conscious that racism’s insidious effects are not limited to people of color.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, November 12, 2015

America’s Latest Drug Epidemic is a Horse of a Different Color

A jug of used needlesWith heroin ravaging the heartland, U.S. policymakers are rethinking the draconian responses of the past and embracing a more tolerant and compassionate approach.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Invisible by Design

High school students article icon Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.

by Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna | Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Myth of Police Reluctance

Protestors hands up Los AngelesDespite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest that the “Hands Up” movement has caused the police to stand down.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

More Money, More Problems

Texas Supreme Court justices book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, October 26, 2015

Congress Should Act to Make Criminal Justice Reform History

Prisoner in isolation cell in WisconsinThe effects of mass incarceration ripple across the United States and affect all Americans. Congress should seize the historic opportunity to begin to repair the U.S. criminal justice system.

by Todd A. Cox | Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Long, Reenergized Fight to Improve Policing in Baltimore

Baltimore police and protestersAs recent events place Baltimore’s history of racial tension and institutional discrimination at the center of public attention, a new report outlines a path for police reform.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Toward Trust

Baltimore police officer book_alt2 icon Report Baltimore activists offer six ideas to make the Baltimore Police Department more accountable, transparent, and effective at preventing and solving serious crimes.

by Ben Jealous | Thursday, October 15, 2015

Point of Entry

Teacher in class book_alt2 icon Report The disciplinary use of suspension and expulsion for the nation’s youngest students—particularly African American students—has long-term damaging effects on children, as well as society as a whole.

by Maryam Adamu and Lauren Hogan | Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time to Reboot the Housing Market

Family members in front of homeIn the market for home purchase loans, stark disparities remain between people of color and non-Hispanic white homebuyers. Policymakers must seriously consider these disparities as they design programs to make the home mortgage market more equitable.

by Michela Zonta | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Putin Should Not Throw Stones

Putin U.N. addressRussian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about the unrest in Ferguson highlight why the United States must work to address its own shortcomings as it promotes democracy abroad.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 30, 2015