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From cutting-edge policy research to illuminating analysis, we bring a racial equity lens to the most pressing issues facing our country. For our latest blog posts and media updates, visit our Latest page.
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
Research
Mark Huelsman
Demos strongly urges the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw the proposed rule to radically enlarge the list of criteria that will be used to decide whether an immigrant is likely to become a “public charge.”
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub
Generations of black women have learned to be solution-oriented and resourceful, often ‘making a way out of no way,’ and their political participation is part of a history of survival.
Research
Charly Carter
Carol Lautier, Ph.D.
Public-sector jobs in Massachusetts are more likely than private-sector jobs to be good jobs that provide a family-supporting income and wealth-building benefits. They need to be preserved.
Research
Algernon Austin
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
Research
Heather McGhee
Lucy Mayo
Angela Park
How and why justice is not blind in our nation's courts and what we can do about it.
Research
Connie M. Razza
Demos requests that the Department of Justice investigate a potential violation of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act by the President of the United States.
Litigation
Our elections are fairer—and our democracy works better—when politicians listen to the entire public instead of only to big donors. A review of donations from individuals to Mayoral and City Council races in 2015 and 2016 shows that those who contribute to campaigns—and therefore are more likely to
Research
The dynamics of unstable pay at Marriott and high-cost lending by its affiliated credit union take the income disparities between Marriott’s predominantly black and Latino workforce and its overwhelmingly white corporate leadership and enable them to metastasize into growing disparities in wealth. 
Research
Amy Traub
Julia Gunn
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
Research
Mark Huelsman