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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
The COVID-19 crisis has cast into stark relief what has always been true: the wealth and prosperity of the U.S. economy rests on the labor, and the lives, of black and brown communities.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Black Lives Matter Protestors in front of a courthouse, with an illustrated sun overhead
A massive corporate lobbying effort is running in parallel and contrary to the Black-led push for accountability throughout American society.
Blog
Amy Traub
Congress must address how Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people confront both the worst health outcomes and the greatest threats to household financial stability as a result of the pandemic.
Policy Briefs
Amy Traub
Private credit reporting companies should be replaced by a publicly run credit registry that operates in the public interest and that automatically corrects for events like natural disasters and global health crises.
In the media
Amy Traub
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Close up of hundred dollar bills
Rather than cutting funds for public needs while allowing police budgets to swell, cities, states, and the federal government must shift funding to the real priorities of communities.
Blog
Amy Traub
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Black, brown, and white protestors knee with their heads down and their fists in the air
The ongoing devaluing of Black life that’s now on full display forces us to confront America’s racist origins and to uproot our systems of racial violence, economic subordination, and hoarding of political power.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
Our latest on the COVID-19 crisis — from a wake-up call about our years of cultural apartheid to what the pandemic means for the racial wealth gap, and more.
Blog
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Black woman with curly hair wearing mask
There have been devastating reports of disproportionate rates of death in Black communities as a result of COVID-19. Racial capitalism and structural racism are to blame.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
Dr. Peniel Joseph
Our society has actually been built upon and defined by social distancing for many years. It’s called systemic and institutional racism.
In the media
Rodney McKenzie, Jr.