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At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaksVirginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 28, 2016

5 Things to Know About Communities of Color and Environmental Justice

Flint RiverThe Flint, Michigan, crisis is just one example of the many environmental injustices that communities of color are facing.

by Jasmine Bell | Monday, April 25, 2016

The Problem with the National Response to Police Racism

People protest police crimes in Chicago.Police behavior in American cities such as Chicago should no longer come as a surprise.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 21, 2016

When Home Disappears

Transportation Secretary Anthony FoxxTransportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 7, 2016

6 Things You Should Know About Women of Color and the Criminal Justice System

A woman poses for a self-portrait.Women are the fastest-growing portion of the U.S. prison population. In particular, women of color are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system.

by Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Why #OscarsSoWhite Matters

2016 Oscar nomination ceremonyThe film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Saving the Best for Last

President ObamaPresident Obama’s final State of the Union address challenged voters to do the hard work of fulfilling the American promise.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, November 20, 2015

People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

Students of color 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.

by Progress 2050 | Friday, August 28, 2015

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