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Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman delivers the keynote address for the California Law Review’s 2020 Symposium: Democracy Reform for the 21st Century.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Digital collage of Black voters, Black Lives Matter protest, and MLK Monument
Our Constitution was designed to protect the institution of slavery and has led to the centuries-long assault on Black people and the ongoing struggle to secure the right to vote. This is why we put forth a proposal to finally, fully guarantee the right to vote.
Blog
Laura Williamson
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.
Research
Shruti Banerjee
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Michelle Obama speaking at a podium
At the Democratic National Convention, former First Lady Michelle Obama made a point that is relevant to both parties: If policymakers do not take bold and transformative action, trends can and will get worse.
Blog
Amy Traub
Twelve years after starting college, the white female borrower has paid off 72% of her loan balance. Over the same time period, the typical Black female borrower's balance has grown by 13%.
In the media
Dayana Yochim
“The inequality between the haves and the have-nots is going to grow even more.”
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Jillian Berman
Twelve years after starting college, white men have paid off 44% of their student loan balances on average, while black men saw their balances grow by 11%, according to an analysis from Demos.
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Jillian Berman
Top donors remain largely white and male, according to data from the progressive think tank Demos.
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Maya King
"The nature of environmental problems is bound up in the history of race in America."
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"To say that people post-crisis, as they try to rebuild their lives, have to carry the impact of this is just another round of disadvantage and discrimination.”
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David Dayen