As protesters and lawmakers act to remove Confederate monuments and statues from public spaces across the country, Frank Kendall argues that it is also time for the military to rename U.S. bases named for Confederate generals as a necessary first step toward addressing systemic racism.
Truth and Reconciliation
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
The United States needs policies that challenge structural racism in order to close the persistent unemployment gap between African Americans and whites.
New federal data shows high default rates for newer borrowers despite increased use of income-driven repayment plans.
Women of color—a diverse and increasingly active voting bloc—are a growing force in American politics.
Race-conscious admissions practices remain necessary in the fight for racial equity in higher education.
The United States must reckon with the racism built into its housing system in order to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to build wealth.
In order to address centuries of collective harm to African Americans, the United States must acknowledge the impacts of slavery and make an intentional choice to rebuild itself in an equitable manner.
Most policy interventions, even those that are seemingly large or ambitious, are insufficient to close the racial wealth gap.
Inclusive progressive solutions are key to addressing the structural racism of previous U.S. farm policies—something that nearly wiped out black farmers.
Big-time college sports distort the reality of black male students’ experience on college campuses, so much so that black male athletes represent a sizable chunk of black men in Power Five schools.
Persistent pay disparities demand intentional, concrete policy solutions to combat bias and systemic barriers in order to expand opportunities for black women.
The system of mass incarceration is perhaps the clearest manifestation of structural racism in the United States—with particularly damaging effects for black women and infants.
Both black mothers and women have long been devalued in American society, and racism must be acknowledged and confronted in the effort to reduce black maternal mortality.
The United States has a failing record on responsiveness to communities of color following natural disasters—a record that has only worsened under the Trump administration.
The already large racial wealth gap between white and black American households grew even wider after the Great Recession. Targeted policies are necessary to reverse this deepening divide.