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Race and Ethnicity: Archives

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

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

Ahmed MohamedThe recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

I voted stickersAsian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the nation’s fastest-growing racial group. But despite their soaring numbers, they still face barriers to reaching the voting booth.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote

registering Latino voterLatinos are a growing segment of the electorate and tremendous potential exists for them to gain much more political power in 2016 and beyond.

by Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, September 17, 2015

What Good Is an Apology 32 Years Delayed?

Vanessa WilliamsMore than three decades after stripping the first black Miss America of her crown, the pageant says it’s sorry.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Charlotte busingOnce the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash

Rev. William Barber voting rallyA D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Legacy of Katrina

play_alt icon Video It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.

by Sam Fulwood III, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter | Friday, August 28, 2015