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Progress 2050

Progress 2050 is a project of the Center for American Progress that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. The United States will become a nation with no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050. This expected transition provides the progressive movement with an exciting opportunity to help America live up to its ideals of equality and justice for all.
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Communities of Color Cannot Afford a Weakened CFPB Report
Shown is an ACE Cash Express outlet on San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2015. (AP/Vik Jolly)

Communities of Color Cannot Afford a Weakened CFPB

The Trump administration and Congress are threatening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s role in defending communities of color in banking.

Joe Valenti, Danyelle Solomon

The Intersection of Policing and Race Report
A man speaks with police in a park in Milwaukee, August 2016. (AP/ Jeffrey Phelps)

The Intersection of Policing and Race

Bridging the divide between communities of color and law enforcement begins by recognizing that discord is rooted in the origins of policing in America.

Danyelle Solomon

A Voting Rights Story Report
North Carolina NAACP president Rev. William Barber, center at podium, speaks at a news conference in Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP/Steve Helber)

A Voting Rights Story

Over his nearly 50 years in the North Carolina state legislator, Rep. Mickey Michaux helped increase voting rights and participation. However, recent efforts in the state are putting these advances at risk.

Sam Fulwood III

The High Cost of Truancy Report
School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in a demonstration against student dropout rates on April 8, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP/Richard Vogel)

The High Cost of Truancy

Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

Farah Z. Ahmad, Tiffany D. Miller

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans Report
President Barack Obama announces the establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument on October 8, 2012, in Keene, California (AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.

Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools Report
Chevonne Dixon, a fourth grade teacher, leads a class at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Mississippi. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

Glenda L. Partee

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