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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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The task of (re)building our democracy is not just about the 2020 elections and here's why.
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Hollie Russon Gilman
K. Sabeel Rahman
"In today’s competitive economy, nothing is more important than getting a college education. Yet college tuition costs in the U.S. have been increasing at a breakneck pace, making college unaffordable for millions of Americans.”
In the media
Abigail Hess
We oppose these rule changes as they will have far-reaching and painful impacts on the communities of color we serve and represent and we call on the Administration to reconsider its position on the rule changes and demand Congress take immediate action.
Press release
"Income is actually a somewhat imperfect way to judge whether or not a family is financially secure. The typical black family making $100,000 has a lot less wealth than the typical white family making $100,000."
In the media
Danielle Kurtzleben
"The percent of low-income students borrowing for a bachelor’s degree is unconscionably high, particularly if you consider their debt loads as a percent of their family income and wealth. Even if low-income students and high-income students were borrowing the exact same amount for college, that debt
In the media
Rick Seltzer
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This Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to give whatever you can to support our critical work to win the next 20 years.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
Demos’s report details how historical and structural racism contributes to higher interest rates and insurance costs for Black and Latinx people, compared to white Americans.
In the media
Faiza Amin
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Some presidential candidates' critiques promote unhelpful assumptions about who tuition-free and debt-free college would actually serve. (Spoiler: it's not millionaires and billionaires.)
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Mark Huelsman
Legal Case Forces Missouri to Widen Access to Online and In-person Voter Registration
Press release
“To build the political power needed for real liberation, we need to appreciate how gender and gender identity shape the daily lived experiences and perspectives of Black people in this country.”
In the media
Christopher Collins-McNeil