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School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters.

The High Cost of Truancy

book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

Charlotte busing

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Once the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

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.

Lyndon Johnson signing Voting Rights Act

It Is Time to Update the Voting Rights Act

In the absence of a new Voting Rights Act, the right to vote is not protected for all Americans.

Sikh shooting vigil

Remembering Oak Creek

The three-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, highlights the resilience, unity, and positivity of this often misunderstood religious community.

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.

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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.