The killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against police brutality have ignited a debate about the appropriate role and scope of policing in American communities.
Truth and Reconciliation
Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
Systematic Inequality and American Democracy
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.
Workers of color are more likely to have serious underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.
Asian Americans are facing physical and economic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Structural racism makes public health crises such as COVID-19 more dangerous by increasing exposure, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and preventing vulnerable people from obtaining the care they need.
The Senate’s coronavirus stimulus bill doesn’t do nearly enough to help families and small businesses.
The unjust racial wealth gap leaves Black and Latinx communities especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
Who We Measure Matters: Connecting the Dots Among Comprehensive Data Collection, Civil Rights Enforcement, and Equality
Data collection, disaggregation, and analysis of the nation’s diverse communities and their experiences are essential to achieving equality.
By weakening air and water protections and refusing to address climate change, the Trump administration is exacerbating environmental and health hazards in communities of color.
The United States needs policies that challenge structural racism in order to close the persistent unemployment gap between African Americans and whites.
Reforming the United States’ place-based investment framework is no easy feat, but for the sake of equity, it is well worth the endeavor.
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.
As weather and climate disasters become more devastating and costly, Congress must design bold and equitable policies to reduce carbon and other pollution and protect communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
Black and Latinx students who earn bachelor’s degrees take longer to graduate, earn more debt, and face more employment challenges than white peers.