Joblessness imposes steep costs on millions of unemployed workers and their families, requiring households to continue meeting basic expenses without their former income. The Great Recession and limited job growth have produced record numbers of workers who suffer from prolonged periods of...
The conventional wisdom says that American households are deleveraging – after years of living beyond our means, Americans are finally paying down debt and getting our financial house in order. But as Demos’ 2012 National Survey on Credit Card Debt of Low-and Middle-Income Households reveals,...
Bob Herbert explained on MSNBC's "Up w/Chris Hayes" that cutting food stamps is a cruel practice. Herbert pointed out that a disproportionally large number of food stamp beneficiares are children, especially minorities.
Senior Fellow Rich Benjamin appeared on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor" to debate the killing of Trayvon Martin. Benjamin defended public outcries for further investigation into the case, explaining that Martin was murdered in "cold blood" at the hands of a man who was advised by the police to not...
Some youngsters want to grow up to become artists or athletes or firefighters. Some want to be doctors or dancers. Charles Walker wanted to own a supermarket. “Ever since I can remember, I wanted my own grocery store,” he said over lunch on a quiet afternoon in snowbound Detroit last year. To...
After the 2010 decennial census, Maryland enacted a new redistricting plan in October 2011 for its eight congressional districts. The plaintiffs, nine African-American residents of Maryland, commenced this action against election officials of Maryland (―Maryland‖ or ―the State‖), contending that...
Young Invincibles and Demos partnered to complete The State Of Young America report, the first comprehensive look at the economic challenges facing young adults since the Great Recession. In addition, we conducted a groundbreaking poll with Lake Research Partners and Bellweather Research...
In their motion for a preliminary injunction, the Plaintiffs challenge Maryland’s landmark civil rights law, the “No Representation Without Population Act”, alleging that the law violates the equal protection principle of ‘One Person One Vote’ and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiffs are...
2/3 of students graduate with debt, at an average of $24,842. African Americans are most likely to borrow and graduate with more debt.
Barriers to college completion fall harder on Black and Latino students. Six year completion among Latinos is only 46% and among Blacks 39%.