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
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.
In the media
Jillian Berman
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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The Postal Service faces a $13 billion revenue loss this fiscal year alone; If the Postal Service is allowed to fail, it will be a tremendous blow to all Americans.
Blog
Amy Traub
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COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, but the economic damage resulting from medically necessary quarantines and shelter-in-place orders is neither random nor equally distributed.
Blog
Amy Traub
One New York State bill would interrupt the cycle of discrimination that comes with employment credit checks.
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub
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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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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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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
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