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President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

article icon Issue Brief 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.

Madison protests

8 Facts You Should Know About the Criminal Justice System and People of Color

This collection of facts highlights the disparate impact that the criminal justice system has on people of color.

Confederate battle flag

Taking Down a Symbol of Hate

While removing the Confederate flag from outside the South Carolina State Capitol building is an appropriate and necessary response to recent events, is it enough to change Americans’ hearts?

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Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

article icon Fact Sheet With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043, it is increasingly important that policymakers enact progressive policies that would improve the economic prospects and increase income for people of color.

Ferguson

Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion

Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there.

Hmong Americans health insurance

Who Are Asian Americans?

article icon Fact Sheet These fact sheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin.

Interactive: Economic Benefits of Closing Academic Achievement Gaps

Rising income inequality in the United States is exacerbating long-standing racial and ethnic gaps in, among other things, education outcomes. In order to close the academic achievement gap, we must address rising income inequality in America.

Election day

The Changing Face of America’s Electorate

article icon Issue Brief Changing electoral demographics will have noticeable effects on the 2016 elections. In 2016, to win the presidency—as well as many U.S. Senate races—both parties will need to secure substantial support from voters of color.

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How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals

Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.

Family

The Untold Narrative of Black Men in the United States

Although black men have come a long way on various indicators of success, they continue to lag behind, and it is important to push back on outdated stereotypes.

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The Evolution of Race and Ethnicity Classifications in the Decennial Census

As concepts of race and ethnicity evolve, the methods and language used by the decennial census to capture data are key to ensuring that policymakers recognize and understand all communities, particularly growing communities of color.

A graphic of the changing demographic terms used in the U.S. Census since its beginning

Infographic: Government Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

The decennial census has undergone significant changes as the U.S. population has evolved. Rapidly changing demographics continue to present challenges to the U.S. government in its effort to collect demographic data.

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5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Rachel Dolezal protest

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

The social media frenzy around Rachel Dolezal exposes the fault lines of solidarity in the movement for racial justice.

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