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Reclaiming History in ‘The Birth of a Nation’

A new movie with an old title recasts black men as heroic and inspirational figures in the American story.

5 Things You Need to Know About Flint’s Water Crisis

play_alt icon Video Government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color.

I voted

What About White Voters?

An examination of the demographic trends that are shaping our changing electorate.

A Flint resident carries free water

Protecting America from Racism in the Water

The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.

2016 Oscar nomination ceremony

Why #OscarsSoWhite Matters

The film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof.

President Obama

Saving the Best for Last

President Obama’s final State of the Union address challenged voters to do the hard work of fulfilling the American promise.

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The Path to 270 in 2016

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.

Latino family

Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

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.

black student protest group

When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge

Recent 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.

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

A jug of used needles

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

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

Protestors hands up Los Angeles

The Myth of Police Reluctance

Despite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest that the “Hands Up” movement has caused the police to stand down.

Texas Supreme Court justices

More Money, More Problems

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.

Students of color

People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

article icon Fact Sheet As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions to the nation in the future.

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