Hardships disproportionately faced by communities of color are being exacerbated by the pandemic and require an equitable recovery that reconciles past harms while also providing solutions for current and future challenges.
State and local elected officials are the key to ensuring that significant reforms are made to the criminal justice system.
As the child care market struggles to survive the impact of the pandemic, states can implement strategies to improve child care so that it better meets the needs of working families, children, educators, and employers.
Expanding local appropriations could help provide the resources that community colleges need to boost social mobility in their regions.
Establishing a new branch of civilian first responders can help cities reduce overreliance on the police.
The recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in rural America should spur policymakers to provide much-needed relief.
Wise investments in space exploration today will pay off for years to come.
The United States will never achieve its goal of restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of its waters without implementing a comprehensive, aggressive program to reduce nonpoint source water pollution and polluted urban runoff.
The United States must learn from past experiences—from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks through the Trump administration—to rebuild a resilient refugee resettlement program.
Public sector jobs have long provided economic security for Black families and communities and reduced the racial wealth gap, but current policy failures threaten that legacy.
Results Not Found: Addressing Social Media’s Threat to Democratic Legitimacy and Public Safety After Election Day
Social media platforms must do more to prevent their products from contributing to disinformation and chaos—both in the lead-up to the election and after polls close.
The Shambolic Response to the Public Health and Economic Crisis Has Women on the Brink as the Job Recovery Stalls
Women took the biggest economic hit from the coronavirus-induced recession, and a slowing recovery is increasingly leaving women behind, threatening to set working women back a generation.
Structural forces in the United States prevent Latinos from achieving the same employment outcomes as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, and policymakers can no longer ignore the equity gaps.
Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.
The next presidential administration must take immediate, bold action to provide a quality education for every child.