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One New York State bill would interrupt the cycle of discrimination that comes with employment credit checks.
The Disparate Impact standard is critical to continued and enhanced opportunity to access fair credit, housing, and homeownership. Demos strongly opposes efforts to undermine this longstanding enforcement tool.
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.
The Department's proposed "EAP Rule" fails to sufficiently safeguard working people.
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
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.
The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
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.
26 state policies for a race-forward, populist agenda to empower all Americans.
Empirical data showing policymakers, organizers, and progressives that there is clear public support for the notion that racism is a divide-and-conquer tactic creating distrust, undermining belief in government, and causing economic pain for everyone, of every color.
The working class today is much more complex and diverse than the white, male, manufacturing archetype often evoked in popular narratives.
"We know this: the super rich and corporations don’t need a tax cut. The 1 percent are doing just fine."
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.
Methodology: Demos sponsored an online survey among 1,536 registered voters, conducted June 5 to June 14, 2017. The research included a base sample of registered voters and, for deeper analysis, oversamples of working-class African Americans, working-class Hispanics, working-class white Obama-to-Trump voters, and progressives, defined as people of all races who identify as extremely or somewhat liberal. The data in this survey is weighted by standard weights to make it fully representative.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has graded our infrastructure a D+, poor and at risk. Congress must act.
How past racial injustices are carried forward as wealth handed down across generations and reinforced by “color-blind” practices and policies.
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.
Why President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order must be implemented under the new administration.
Medical debt is a leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. This report analyzes the impact of medical debt on household finances and provides policy solutions.