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“These are folks who are serving [and] preparing food for all of the rest of us. It's a recipe for contagion when...the people preparing your food cannot afford to stay home when they have a contagious disease.”
In the media
Denitsa Tsekova
Boosting the returns on homeownership for black families would reduce the wealth gap with white families by more than $17,000, or 16%, according to a 2015 report from the public-policy organization Demos and the Institute for Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University.
In the media
Jacob Passy
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Black History Month collage with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and others
We’re celebrating the first full week of Black History Month with a reality check on the biggest news stories this week.
Blog
Gwyn Ellsworth
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US Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Demos experts weigh in on the myths and mistruths inherent in the 2020 State of the Union
Blog
Lew Daly
Mark Huelsman
Amy Traub
Laura Williamson
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A circle of multi-racial hands extended and reaching for the light
Resources to make sense of the student debt crisis, the administration's Public Charge rule, the realities of our big-money political system, and more
Blog
Gwyn Ellsworth
Fresh research and writing for the start of 2020.
Blog
Gwyn Ellsworth
So the next time Democrats complain about lower voter turnout, not just in 53206, but in any beleaguered neighborhood, they might think first about the policies, both old and new, that have served and continue to serve as stumbling blocks for black political participation.
In the media
Caleb Gayle
Demos’s report details how historical and structural racism contributes to higher interest rates and insurance costs for Black and Latinx people, compared to white Americans.
In the media
Faiza Amin
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Fist up with lightning bolts and American flags
This Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to give whatever you can to support our critical work to win the next 20 years.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
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.
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub