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.
Most policy interventions, even those that are seemingly large or ambitious, are insufficient to close the racial wealth gap.
While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality.
Policymakers must work to combat the many forms of structural racism that continue to disadvantage African Americans in the rural South.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.