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The High Cost of Truancy

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters. book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument 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.

by Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

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

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Baltimore Underscores a Need to Rethink How We Address Poverty in the United States

A protester leads marchers in a chantAs Baltimore recovers from a week of tumult, what can we do as citizens to ensure that the unrest was the last of its kind?

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Who Are Asian Americans?

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

by Progress 2050 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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.

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Kindergarden students do school work 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.

by Progress 2050 | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Remembering an Unheralded Champion of American Democracy

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

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Does Racism Surprise Us?

Oklahoma video rallyThe recently revealed racist video filmed at a University of Oklahoma fraternity event is simply a reflection of America’s larger societal problems.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

diverse children pledge of allegianceA new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Infographic: Government Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

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

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Jamal Hagler | Friday, February 6, 2015

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

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

by John Zhang | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

assisting with health insurance choicesA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the African American community.

by Emmanuel Hurtado | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Will the New Tech Economy Solve the Old Economy’s Racial Problems?

woman in labThe new tech economy has not conquered racial bias. The racial and ethnic unemployment disparities in computer science are nearly the same as those in other fields.

by Algernon Austin | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

5 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Latinos

Grocery shoppers stop at a Blue Cross Blue Shield kioskA look at five facts that highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Latino community.

by Fernanda Denys Reyes | Tuesday, January 13, 2015