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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT   It is one thing to advocate for equity and inclusion; it is another to turn the lens inward and commit oneself to live those values at the level of day-to-day practice. Over the last few years, the Racial Equity Transformation at Demos, spearheaded by the authors...
11/16/2018
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“Juneteenth”—June 19th—is celebrated by many African Americans as “Independence Day.” On June 19, 1865, the Union Army reached Texas, the last corner of the former Confederate states, and announced the end of slavery. While on July 4, 1776 most black Americans were enslaved, on June 19, 1865 they...
11/13/2018
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You see it in textbooks, TV shows, statuary, statements—the ideal of blind justice permeates our culture. Politicians and lawyers across the political spectrum invoke the image of an ideologically neutral judiciary. On the left as well as the right, this aspiration to a blank bench has...
11/13/2018
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A Guide for College Promise Programs   In the past several years, the movement for tuition-free, debt-free, or otherwise affordable college has swept the country. As of 2018, 16 states and dozens of cities have launched “Promise Programs,” initiatives that in most cases cover tuition and fees...
09/26/2018
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Introduction Even as scientists have long held a consensus on human-caused climate change, the responses of many governments and much of the private sector to accelerating climate change impacts and risks have been dangerously inadequate. A historically high-emitting wealthy country like the...
09/12/2018
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The Supreme Court plays a vital role in ensuring equal justice and dignity for all Americans. Its decisions touch the lives of millions and are especially important to those who have been and continue to be excluded from full membership in our democracy and economy. In many areas of the law—from...
08/30/2018
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The promise of America is that each of us has an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. In Everyone’s America: State Policies for an Equal Say in Our Democracy and an Equal Chance in Our Economy, we offer an inclusive, race-forward, working-class platform that policymakers,...
07/24/2018
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An economic agenda that places both race and class at the forefront motivates working people of all races to engage in the civic life of their communities and our nation. Such an agenda embodies race-forward progressive values, advances the policies that will move those values into practice, and...
07/24/2018
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Introduction On April 12, 2018, a white store manager at a Philadelphia Starbucks in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood called the police on two Black men who were there for a meeting and had not yet made a purchase. The men were soon arrested, escorted from the store in handcuffs, fingerprinted...
07/02/2018
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For the last year, we—Demos, Anat Shenker-Osorio (ASO Communications) and Ian Haney López (author of Dog Whistle Politics), —have partnered in an ambitious multi-phase project to build an effective new narrative on race, class, and democracy. The central question we’ve explored is how to engage...
06/28/2018
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