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The Intersection of Policing and Race

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

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Hate and Discrimination in the Wake of September 11

The association of Muslims with terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks continues to affect the nation in myriad ways.

Sonia Sotomayor

Racial and Gender Diversity Sorely Lacking in America’s Courts

Voters of color in Alabama and Texas are suing their states, claiming that they have no representation in judicial elections.

An assistant teacher reads to students.

Underpaid and Unequal

book_alt2 icon Report The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.

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Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

Police advance toward protestors

Police Gone Wild

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.

preschoolers

Black Families Work More, Earn Less, and Face Difficult Child Care Choices

While the child care crisis means all families have poor choices, African American families have even fewer options.

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Voting Rights Victories Are Pyrrhic but Worth Celebrating

Courts have overturned several state-level voter suppression laws, but the cases should never have been necessary in the first place.

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Broadening Our Policy Awareness to Include Urban Native Americans

Much of the United States’ policy support is currently reserved for tribal members living on reservations, leaving Native Americans who live in urban areas without much recourse.

Rev. William Barber at a press conference

A Voting Rights Story

article icon Issue Brief 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.

Sen. Grassley at a town hall

The Need for a Reflective Judiciary Demands a Return to Normal Order

Fifty-two federal judicial nominees are currently waiting for Senate action, underscoring congressional gridlock and the need to put people before politics.

Protesters march

When Words Fail Us

Practical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.

Representative John Lewis speaks.

Americans Must Understand that a Bullet Has All of Our Names on It

For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.

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Where Are the Gifted and Talented Black Students?

Social and institutional barriers are keeping African American students from the ranks of gifted and talented programs.

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