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Our analysis of voter turnout in Ohio’s primary finds large disparities in absentee ballot request rates and voter turnout between predominantly white and non-white neighborhoods.
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
This report elevates the voices of affected communities across the country and provides important insights on the quest to vote.
Fully engaging and including Black people of all genders will strengthen the political power of Black communities.
Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis
How Albuquerque Campaign Donors Do Not Reflect the City’s Diverse Population and Needs
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.
LGB+ Voices in the 2019 Black Census
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
The Black Futures Lab’s Black Census Project is the largest survey of Black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction.
The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
How our work to enforce Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act has resulted in over 3 million new voter registration applications through public assistance agencies.
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
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.
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.
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
How and why justice is not blind in our nation's courts and what we can do about it.
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 have their voices heard—do not reflect Baltimore City’s diverse population. Instead, the donor class is largely white and rich.
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.