The unjust racial wealth gap leaves Black and Latinx communities especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
The United States needs policies that challenge structural racism in order to close the persistent unemployment gap between African Americans and whites.
An Elite College Has Dropped Legacy Admissions—It’s Time for Other Higher Education Institutions To Do the Same
Legacy admissions policies have racist origins and continue to exclude underrepresented students of color.
Black and Latinx students who earn bachelor’s degrees take longer to graduate, earn more debt, and face more employment challenges than white peers.
City and state policymakers across ideological divides can help raise standards for workers and boost sustainable economic growth by supporting employee ownership and broad-based profit-sharing.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
Despite an improved labor market, Black Americans still can’t obtain well-paying, stable jobs with quality benefits.
Time and time again, the Trump administration’s policies and practices have negatively affected communities of color across the United States.
Early decision policies at colleges and universities favor wealthy families and create additional barriers for marginalized communities.
Race-conscious admissions practices remain necessary in the fight for racial equity in higher education.
Using the market mechanism to solve structural problems is the wrong approach to improving distressed communities.
The fight for Black women’s equal pay must address race and gender biases that erode Black women’s wages and undermine their ability to thrive.
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.
Eliminating racial disparities in economic well-being requires long-term, targeted interventions to expand access to opportunity for people of color.