Rights and Justice

Racial Equity 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.

A mural honoring people of peace is seen, realized in a Black district of Philadelphia as part of the "Mural Art Program" that began in 1984. (Getty/Frédéric Soltan/Corbis)

What We're Doing

Promote executive actions advancing racial equity and justice

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.

Develop a racial equity and justice legislative platform

We coalesce around and promote key legislative actions to garner tangible reforms during this Congress.

Cultivate private sector racial equity and justice initiatives

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.

Change the conversation on racial equity and justice

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.

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Recent work


The Legacy of Katrina Video

The Legacy of Katrina

It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.

Sam Fulwood III, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest Video

The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

Andrew Satter, Sam Fulwood III

A Brief Argument on Behalf of the Census Video

A Brief Argument on Behalf of the Census

Watch this three-minute video to learn about all of the great things we get from the census and why it needs stable funding.

Lauren Malkani, Andrew Satter

Progress 2050: Promoting New Ideas for a Changing Nation Video

Progress 2050: Promoting New Ideas for a Changing Nation

A video from Progress 2050 shows where the United States has come from, where it is heading, and how diversity has played an important role in our history.

What Is Fear, Inc.? Video

What Is Fear, Inc.?

Faiz Shakir explains who's behind Islamophobia in America and how it's hurting the country.

Faiz Shakir

Video: Progress 2050 Video

Video: Progress 2050

CAP staff and experts discuss this new initiative, which looks at our nation's increasing diversity and seeks to create a policy agenda reflective of that diversity.