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Now is the time for citizens, workers, employers, and policymakers to come together once again to rebuild pathways to the middle class, create good jobs with fair pay and decent benefits, and ensure that prosperity is broadly shared for the next generation.
Millions are working hard to move forward, or just to make ends meet, and getting nowhere. This policy agenda can change that reality.
The dominance of big money in our politics makes it far harder for people of color to exert political power and effectively advocate for their interests as both wealth and power are consolidated by a small, very white, share of the population.
How America’s Big-Box Retailers Turn Their Economic Power into Political Influence
African Americans remain disproportionately excluded from corporate and nonprofit board membership in New York City.
Extreme wage gaps within the fast food industry has made its sector the most unequal in the American economy
This report presents findings on the use of public transit by people of color and on the potential jobs benefits that people of color can gain from investments in public transit.
National online dial survey results from testing various race, class, and democracy narratives
How social exclusion blocks Black people from full participation and power in the United States.
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 simultaneously around race and class in ways that strengthen social solidarity, reduce division and scapegoating, and create a viable foundation for progressive policy victories.
Once an institution accepts the premise that all people, regardless of their background, have the potential to thrive and contribute to the success of an organization, they can begin to recognize systemic disparities and gaps as flaws to be addressed.
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
From the time a baby is born, American families are trapped between the need to provide care for their children and the necessity of earning income.
In 2013, Walmart spent billions repurchasing shares of its own stock. It should have spent it raising wages.
Why better measures of government output can help us grasp potentially damaging tradeoffs between fiscal austerity and collective needs.
Financialization is a major driver of growing inequality and undermines key sources of growth and job creation.
How the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce.
As part of an effort to reshape rules around debt and lending to reduce racial wealth inequality, we propose establishing a public credit registry to gradually replace the current for-profit credit reporting system.
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
The Black Futures Lab’s Black Census Project is the largest survey of Black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction.