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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

A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

grandmother book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

by Christian E. Weller and Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?

FergusonPerhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Correcting the Media’s Skewed Perspective

FergusonA hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Are (Black) Female Academics Ignored?

The anthropologist who coined the phrase “the burden of acting white” argues that male experts have misunderstood her work as she’s been overlooked in the public debate over her research.

by Signithia Fordham | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Missing the Point

Chief Illiniwek performs book_alt2 icon Report The harmful impacts of the Washington football team’s name are part of a much larger problem in our country, and one in which local, state, and federal education agencies can make a difference.

by Erik Stegman and Victoria Phillips | Tuesday, July 22, 2014