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Rights and Justice
We promote systemic reforms to dismantle structural racial injustices, give everyone an equal opportunity to thrive, and ensure society benefits from our nation’s diversity.
We propose recommendations for federal, state, and local executive branches to adopt robust racial equity policies and ensure agencies are equipped to implement these policies effectively.
We coalesce around and promote key legislative actions to garner tangible reforms during this Congress.
We partner with the private sector to champion solutions to address the root causes of racial wealth and opportunity gaps and strengthen the case for such solutions to be enacted and scaled by local, state, and federal leaders.
We seek to fundamentally change Americans’ understanding of current and historic structural barriers that have long shut out communities of color from our economic, political, and social systems, building support for both long-term and systemic reforms.
The Racial Equity and Justice team promotes systemic reforms to dismantle structural racial injustices, give everyone an equal opportunity to thrive, and ensure society benefits from our nation’s diversity.
Senior Director, Racial Equity and Justice
Oct 13, 2023
Gaby Blanco, Rafael Medina, Mariam Rashid
Aug 14, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Rose Khattar, Edwith Theogene
May 24, 2023
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Oct 25, 2023
The Biden administration’s historic investments support Latinos and have advanced racial equity for all Americans.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Clarence B. Jones.
Sep 6, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership of Women & Families on Martha’s Vineyard for a moderated panel which explores new ways to promote economic opportunity in Black communities.
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Kelly Burton, Angela Hanks, Jonathan Capehart, Jocelyn Frye
The United States continues to face an eviction crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and that disproportionately affects communities of color, particularly Black women.
Tune in below to watch a discussion on the connection between raising the minimum wage and Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
Jul 24, 2023
Rose Khattar, Jocelyn Frye, Edwith Theogene
Rose Khattar and Edwith Theogene lay out glaring omissions in the way that the United States collects data on race and ethnicity and call for improvements to the processes.
The Biden administration’s recent executive order makes clear its intent to swiftly advance racial equity and support underserved communities by directing federal agencies to deliver equitable outcomes and foster an inclusive and prosperous America for all.
To facilitate the successful reentry of justice-involved citizens, the United States must bolster its federal, state, and local renter protections and build strong transitional housing programs.
Apr 17, 2023
The killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police in Memphis has focused the national attention on the dangers of driving while Black in America and the urgent need for police reform that fulfills the promise of public safety.
Feb 10, 2023
Rachael Eisenberg, Brandon Tucker, Hadi Sedigh
Federal policies implemented in 2021 led to notable progress in the fight against poverty, but data show that persistent economic disparities, by both gender and race and ethnicity, will only be closed through continued attention and investments.
Dec 21, 2022
Kyle Ross, Justin Dorazio
The economic recovery has supported workers of color, but inequities persist, and the Federal Reserve risks undoing the equitable economic gains achieved.
Nov 17, 2022
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