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The Business Case for Racial Equity

By 2050, our country stands to realize an $8 trillion gain in GDP by closing the U.S. racial equity gap.



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We Too Belong: Inclusive Practices in Immigration and Incarceration Law & Policy

The We Too Belong: Resource Guide of Inclusive Practices in Immigration and Incarceration Law & Policy highlights inclusive policies and practices, supplemented by case studies centered at the intersection of immigration and incarceration in the United States.


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“A Window of Opportunity” – A Report by The Opportunity Agenda

This three-part report by The Opportunity Agenda’s three part offers compelling public opinion and media research on poverty and poor people in America.


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MediaOnFerguson – a Media Report from Race Forward

An recent addendum to the Moving the Race Conversation Forward report, #MediaOnFerguson includes content analysis on print, cable, and social media coverage of Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


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Ending the Legacy of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful “Indian” Sports Mascots

This report by the National Congress of American Indians details a range of issues: the harm stereotypes have on Native Youth and the overwhelming support for ending harmful mascots by organizations, tribal governments, the NCAA, high schools, community groups, and individuals.


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The Right to Dream, Promising Practices Improve Odds for Latino Men and Boys – A Report by Hispanics in Philanthropy

"The Right to Dream" gives examples of promising practices that create pathways for youths to want to stay in school, complete their education or training, and pursue successful careers, regardless of immigration status.


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Sustaining Public School Diversity – An Education Policy Brief by the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law

This policy brief documents a student assignment system designed to create racially diverse public schools while satisfying constitutional requirements recently articulated by the Supreme Court.


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Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected

The report Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected seeks to shine a spotlight on the various factors that direct girls of color down dead-end streets while obscuring their vulnerabilities.


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Eliminating Excessive and Unfair Exclusionary Discipline in Schools Policy Recommendations for Reducing Disparities

Created by the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative and the Equity Project at Indiana University, this resource explores key policy recommendations to reduce disparities in school discipline.


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Early origins of inflammation: An examination of prenatal and childhood social adversity in a prospective cohort study

Early origins of inflammation: An examination of prenatal and childhood social adversity in a prospective cohort study is a research study exploring whether prenatal and childhood social environments and adversity contribute to adult inflammation.


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Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is a national report from the National Black Child Development Institute that provides resources, data and perspectives for challenging the prevailing harmful discourse about Black children.


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Implicit Bias and School Discipline Disparities

The “Implicit Racial Bias and School Discipline Disparities” report seeks to uplift implicit bias as a possible contributing factor to the racialized discipline disparities seen in K-12 education.


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Breaking the Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement

“Breaking the Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement” is a research report designed to improve policymakers’ understanding of who is suspended and expelled from public secondary schools and the impact of those removals on students’ academic performance and juvenile justice system involvement.


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Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline in CO and Nationally

Lessons in Racial Justice and Movement Building: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Colorado and Nationally is a joint effort by Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (PJU) and Advancement Project to address excessively harsh and racially discriminatory school disciplinary procedures, which have proven to be endemic in public schools across the United States.


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State of Black America, 39th Edition

The State of Black America is the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication which has become one of the most highly anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, education, health social justice and civic engagement.


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State of the Black Family Poll

The survey provides a comprehensive perspective of black families, documenting viewpoints on a wide range of social, family and economic issues, drawing from a national sample of 1,005 African-American respondents to identify the leading issues confronting Black families.


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State of the Latino Family Survey

The survey provides a current snapshot of how Hispanic families feel about their lives and their future in the U.S. and reveals their perception of important issues that affect them directly.


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The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System

The School Discipline Consensus Report was designed to be a guide for officials in education, health, law enforcement and juvenile justice and their partners in schools and communities across the nation committed to using collaborative approaches to


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Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell

This brief can serve as an important legal and advocacy resource for actors interested in expanding healthcare access to marginalized communities in the United States, particularly people of color.


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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

This policy report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that examines the significant barriers to success facing children of color and provides recommendations for improving their opportunities.


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The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters

In The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters, Demos and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy provide a systematic analysis of the types of public policies that offer the most potential for reducing the racial wealth gap.


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Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS

In Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS, the National Council of La Raza uses the concept of resilience to examine how a group of second-generation Latino youth have been able to cope with adversity and excel while growing up in extremely challenging circumstances.


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Breaking Barriers: Improving Health Insurance Enrollment and Access to Health Care

In this report, the Alliance for a Just Society, a national network of 15 racial and economic justice organizations working to address economic, racial and social inequities, conducted research in 10 states explore how those who need health care the most— low-income people, immigrants and people of color— are experiencing ACA implementation.


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The Science of Equality Volume 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care

The Science of Equality Volume 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care, released in the fall of 2014, details social science research that can help make sense of the day-to-day dynamics of race and how race impacts our everyday lives.


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Teaching the Movement 2014: The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States

Teaching the Movement 2014 provides a national report card on the state of civil rights education in our country.


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A Commonsense Approach: Immigration Policy Solutions Promoting Family Unity

This resource outlines ways to protect children of undocumented parents, while placing family reunification as a main priority.


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Strengthening Families through Racial Reconciliation

This brief by Shepherding the Next Generation uses a biblical basis to promote racial equity. It explores how principles and values addressed in the Bible, especially relating to equity and reconciliation have not always been observed in actuality.


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Strengthening National Security through Racial Equity

This brief released by Mission: Readiness explores how removing barriers that keep children of color from succeeding can help improve national security. According to the report, statistics released by the Department of Defense show that 75 percent of all young people ages 17 to 24 are currently unable to enlist in the United States military.


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Racial Equity Strengthens Communities and Makes Police More Effective

This report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids shows that racial equity helps law enforcement be more effective in the communities they protect. Police forces that reflect the diversity of their communities can improve communications and foster cultural understandings that lead to both safer neighborhoods and stronger police-community relationships.


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Strengthening American Businesses and Our Economy Through Racial Equity

This report by America’s Edge seeks to explain why racial equity is important to business. It shows how businesses with greater racial diversity have higher sales revenue, more customers, greater market share, and greater relative profits compared with firms with more homogeneous makeup.


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Perceptions of Bias in the Media 2013 Survey

“Perceptions of Bias in the Media 2013 Survey” is a survey conducted by the Arab American National Museum and the National Voices Project to measure the representation of bias in the media in 2013.


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Opportunity for Black Men and Boys: Public Opinion, Media Depictions and Media Consumption -- A product of Opportunity Agenda

This report seeks to combat distorted media images of black men and boys and improve their opportunities by analyzing and publicizing data developed through extensive audits conducted by scholars and researchers over more than a decade.


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Tips for Talking Racial Profiling - A Product of The Opportunity Agenda

A product of The Opportunity Agenda, "Tips for Talking Racial Profiling" provides ideas for handling the messaging challenges accompanying racial profiling in the United States.


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Transforming Historical Harms

"Transforming Historical Harms" is the product of Eastern Mennonite University's Coming to the Table, an organization providing leadership, resources and a supportive environment for those who seek to acknowledge and heal the wounds of racism.


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Pathways to Racial Healing and Equity in the American South: A Community Philanthropy Strategy

Championing community philanthropy as an approach to social change, in 2010 the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy expanded its "Scholars in Residence" program with a new category of "Race and Equity" scholars designed to explore the connections between racism, systems inequity and community philanthropy.


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Talking to America about American Muslims - A Message Manual

This manual is a content guide for advocates, media watch-dogs, religious organizations and others who seek to improve perceptions of American Muslims and counter anti-Muslim sentiment in the media and public discourse.


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Moving the Race Conversation Forward

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a two-part report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.


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DELLUMS Report: Young Men of Color in Media: Images and Impacts -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This report assesses the media’s impacts, with a particular focus on the variety of ways they perpetuate negative impressions of young men of color, the reasons that this perpetuation of negative impressions occurs and potential paths to reform and improvement.


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DELLUMS Report: The Impact of Waivers to Adult Court, Alternative Sentencing, and Alternatives to Incarceration on Young Men of Color -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This background paper focuses on the impact of decisions to transfer young men of color from the juvenile justice system to adult criminal courts, as well as the impact that alternative sentences and alternatives to incarceration have on these youth.


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The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children

The authors of this paper present research examining whether Black boys are given the protections of childhood equally to their peers.


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Telling our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing

An important resource for leaders and practitioners working to overcome our nation’s legacy of racism. The authors present the power of the narrative and its important role in racial healing.


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Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States

New National Institute on Retirement Security research examines racial disparities in retirement readiness among working-age Americans and households.


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Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers

This Racial Equity Toolkit provides restaurant management with practical resources for assessing, planning, and implementing steps toward racial equity at your business.


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Poverty and Race

Poverty & Race is a bi-monthly newsletter journal, is a forum for communicating news and ideas, as well as regularly reporting the results of PRRAC-sponsored research, the advocacy work that research has assisted and other relevant news.


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Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide

This report lists and describes 10 ways to fight hate, cites examples of individuals and groups across the country tackling issues of intolerance, and provides a compilation of organizations and materials that can assist in the fight against hate.


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The Crisis Magazine

The Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP. It is a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color.


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Transformative Learning in Social Justice Organizations Through Reflective Practice

This paper describes a collective reflective learning process with members of five community-based organizations for the purpose of generating and documenting their learning from their work.


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The Hidden Cost of Being African American

Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the area of asset accumulation, such as inheritance, stocks, bonds, and other investments.


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The Buie Knife

This blog features a variety of documentary films about race, primarily in North Carolina.


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Structural Racism and Community Building

This describes the problem of structural racism in the U.S. and highlights its implications for community building.


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Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations.


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Racial and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do?

The National Issues Forums is a non?partisan nationwide network of educational and community organizations that convenes forums for citizens to deliberate about public issues. This report analyzes what happened in a series of National Issues Forums on racial and ethnic tensions.


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Moving a Racial Justice Agenda: Naming and Framing Racism

Framing is the process of talking about a subject and paying particular attention to how people hear what is being communicated and how their assumptions influence whether or not they "get" the message in the way you intend.


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Leadership & Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership That Contributes to Racial Justice

This report suggests that leadership programs should make their programs more accessible for people of color, help participants understand how race limits access to opportunities, and promote collective leadership.


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Communications for Social Change: An Integrated Model for Measuring the Process and Its Outcomes

This working paper is one of a series of papers on Communication for Social Change, developed by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs for the Rockefeller Foundation as part of its Communication for Social Change Grantmaking Strategy.


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Advancing Racial Equity in Communities: Lessons for Philanthropy

The purpose of this paper is to share the experiences from five communities as they have begun to address racial inequities and to show how philanthropy can encourage and support community members and leaders in this process.


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Steps Toward an Inclusive Community

This is a case study of how Clarksburg, a moderately sized community in West Virginia, responded to a KKK rally by conducting a counter-rally, the Get Real Rally, which in turn led to the Clarksburg Unity Project.


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Power and Empowerment

This chapter is part of a larger publication entitled The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation.


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