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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.

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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.

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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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Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’

While the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.

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come a long way on various indicators of success, they continue to lag behind, and it is important to push back on outdated stereotypes.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

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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.

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5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Latinos

A look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Latino community.

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5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

A look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the African American community.

When White Folks Catch a Cold, Black Folks Get Pneumonia

Racial disparities in the economic circumstances of black and white middle-class families point toward institutional racism.

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5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.

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The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

Curtis Gans

Remembering an Unheralded Champion of American Democracy

Political scientist and voting rights advocate Curtis Gans passed away last weekend, but his life’s work must continue.

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