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Two Students in College Graduation Cap and Gown with Dollar Signs on the Cap
An executive action for student debt cancellation would provide much needed economic relief to millions of Black and Latinx families in order to avoid financial catastrophe during the continuing global pandemic.
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Top donors remain largely white and male, according to data from the progressive think tank Demos.
In the media
Maya King
Twelve years after starting college, white men have paid off 44% of their student loan balances on average, while black men saw their balances grow by 11%, according to an analysis from Demos.
In the media
Jillian Berman
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Black, brown, and white protestors knee with their heads down and their fists in the air
The ongoing devaluing of Black life that’s now on full display forces us to confront America’s racist origins and to uproot our systems of racial violence, economic subordination, and hoarding of political power.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
“The inequality between the haves and the have-nots is going to grow even more.”
In the media
Jillian Berman
Twelve years after starting college, the white female borrower has paid off 72% of her loan balance. Over the same time period, the typical Black female borrower's balance has grown by 13%.
In the media
Dayana Yochim
"Many of these folks are asking what is the point of voting since politicians all seem to perpetuate a broken system. We need them to see voting as meaningful, and for them to see voting as meaningful they need to, I think, have a real choice."
In the media
Nidhi Prakash
Ryan Brooks
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George Floyd
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Black worker putting on mask with people waiting in the background
We're all seeing systematic efforts to shift the economic and health risks of the pandemic from governments and employers and onto the backs of disproportionately Black and brown workers.
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Amy Traub
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"Vote Here" sign in the grass in front of a polling station
Tribes and Group call on South Dakota Public Assistance Agencies and Motor Vehicle Offices to Ensure Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act
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Private credit reporting companies should be replaced by a publicly run credit registry that operates in the public interest and that automatically corrects for events like natural disasters and global health crises.
In the media
Amy Traub