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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Kentucky Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

KentuckyThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Kentucky.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Louisiana Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

Voters line upThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Louisiana.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, October 31, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in North Carolina Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

NC votersThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in North Carolina.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Colorado Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

CO voterThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Colorado.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

Voter article icon Issue Brief As the fastest-growing segment of the women’s vote—and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote—women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy.

by Maya Harris | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Georgia Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

A voter casts her ballotThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Georgia.

by Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uncounted Votes

African American voters book_alt2 icon Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.

by Joshua Field, Charles Posner, and Anna Chu | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Effects of State Higher Education Cuts on Communities of Color

A woman leaves her house article icon Issue Brief As diversity among U.S. students increases, investment in public colleges—particularly in two-year institutions that disproportionately serve students of color—is an investment in the future.

by Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, October 27, 2014

U.S. Ebola Hysteria Is the Wrong Response to the Epidemic

Ebola hospital Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Unequal Mortgage Market Is No Coincidence

A man applies for a home loanThe housing industry and Congress need to address the massive disparities that persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin.

by Michela Zonta | Monday, October 20, 2014

Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs

playing with toddlers book_alt2 icon Report Investments in infants and toddlers—the most racially and ethnically diverse group in U.S. history—are a down payment on a brighter future for us all.

by Maryam Adamu, Katie Hamm, Tim Vance, and Farah Z. Ahmad | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Numbers Put the Lie to Our National Narrative

Growing economic stratification makes America’s promise of opportunity for all ring increasingly hollow.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to (Not) Get Away with Being Out of Touch

The recent firestorm over a New York Times preview of television’s “How to Get Away With Murder” highlights the fact that pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

Family cooking bars icon Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.

by Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for All

Seven people from the United We Dream immigration reform group wait to be arrested Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 10, 2014