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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.

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.

Baltimore police officer

Toward Trust

book_alt2 icon Report Baltimore activists offer six ideas to make the Baltimore Police Department more accountable, transparent, and effective at preventing and solving serious crimes.

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The Inequality Racism Begets Affects Us All

White Americans are becoming conscious that racism’s insidious effects are not limited to people of color.

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.


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.

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.