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Three Black graduates standing side by side in front of a negatively trending graph line
It is time for colleges, states, and the federal government to prove their commitment to Black students with policy action—not just well-meaning statements and gestures.
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New Orleans oil refinery factory at a distance across a bay on an overcast day
The COVID-19 pandemic is an environmental justice crisis—it has exposed inequalities that have persisted in places across the country with decades of pollution.
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Adrien Salazar
“The collective trauma of this pandemic is exposing the sheer depth of inequality in this country and the consequences that has always presented for Black and brown communities. We hope that Florida election officials will stand on the right side of history..."
Press release
“In litigating these voter purge cases across the country, we have seen Judicial Watch and similar groups use bad data, routinely rejected by courts, to try to undermine political participation.”
Press release
A group of voting rights organizations is suing Florida again over its elections protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing that not enough was done during the March 17 primary to allow registered voters to safely cast a ballot.
In the media
Bianca Padro Ocasio
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There have been devastating reports of disproportionate rates of death in Black communities as a result of COVID-19. Racial capitalism and structural racism are to blame.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
Dr. Peniel Joseph
Our latest on the COVID-19 crisis — from a wake-up call about our years of cultural apartheid to what the pandemic means for the racial wealth gap, and more.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
Rodney McKenzie, Jr.
Chiraag Bains
Laura Williamson
Naila Awan
Emerson Gordon-Marvin
Amy Traub
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Black delivery driver with a mask on his face delivering groceries
A unique set of injustices confront workers still heading off to a job every day in the midst of a pandemic.
Blog
Amy Traub
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Black voter at a distance in a voting booth with an empty booth in the foreground
The Ohio legislature created a wholly avoidable, overly complicated situation that makes Ohioans jump through hoops to vote. Ohio voters: we want to hear about your experience.
Blog
Naila Awan
Emerson Gordon-Marvin
Our society has actually been built upon and defined by social distancing for many years. It’s called systemic and institutional racism.
In the media
Rodney McKenzie, Jr.
Now and always, Demos remains committed to fighting voter suppression and working with our community partners to remove barriers to participation that too often disproportionately impact people of color.
Press release
Chiraag Bains