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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, California
Source U.C. Berkeley Food Labor Research Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report evaluates race and gender discrimination in the the restaurant industry including both wage differentials and higing promotion discrimination....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Mijente
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
This brief examines the relationship between tech companies, city projects, and increases in policing and surveillance of Austin residents. It begins by analyzing local policing initiatives like the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and noting contracts held by local law enforcement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice
More than one million businesses and non-profit organizations have been identified as recipients of grants and loans awarded through the Paycheck Protection Program and other provisions of the CARES Act. Good Jobs First has determined that more than 43,000 of those recipients have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, School District, National
State(s) All States
Source University of Michigan: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Policy Areas Education, Data & Technology
Facial recognition in schools risks amplifying and institutionalizing existing racial biases (resulting in disproportionate surveillance and humiliation of marginalized students), normalizing surveillance, and commodifying student data. This report strongly recommends that facial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California, Oregon
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Incidents of harassment, crime, and violence on or near mass transit compromise riders’ safety, degrade their experience, and reduce utilization. Historically, transit agencies have sought to use a police presence to create a sense of safety and security. While police help reduce...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source Vicco City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employers from refusing to hire, or terminating and discriminating against an individual due to their race, color, or national origin; sex and/or gender; religion; age; or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to appoint a member of the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Nebraska
Source Lincoln City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance establishes the Manager of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Human Rights to protect resident's equal access to places of public accommodation or equal opportunity for housing or employment. Any person subjected to unlawful discriminatory practices...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) has the potential to transform the way individuals work, learn, and interact, by allowing employees to collaborate from anywhere in the world, making critical services such as healthcare and education more accessible, and creating new channels...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
U.S. Gallup polls indicate that individuals living in rural and small-town communities have a hostile view towards immigrants in the United States. In 2019 People’s Action launched a campaign in Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania with the goal of “building a bigger we”, or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Community Resource Hub
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Police use of emerging surveillance technology, including facial recognition software, Stingray devices (transmitters which scan and collect data from cell phones), and social media monitors, has become increasingly popular across the United States. This report presents an overview...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights
Through an examination of Amazon’s various platforms and services, this report reveals that for growing racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic movements, the breadth of Amazon’s business combined with its weak and inadequately enforced policies provides numerous channels through which...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Public Safety
An examination of federal and state court records shows that the vast majority of large corporations throughout the U.S. economy have made payments to plaintiffs in at least one employment discrimination or harassment lawsuit since the beginning of 2000. These include individual and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Department of Civil Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance declares it unlawful to discriminate against any person based on their protected classes when selling or renting housing, hiring, allowing access to any place of public accommodation or amusement. It also establishes the Equal Opportunities Commission, tasked with receiving...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center on Privacy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Face recognition is the automated process of comparing two images of faces to determine whether they represent the same individual. Across the country, law enforcement performs face identification to identify individuals who refuse to identify themselves, compare mugshots against...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
Predictive policing refers to a range of policing practices that claim to use pre-existing demographic, environmental, and historic crime data to predict future patterns of crime as well as projecting “where crime will occur,” and “who” will commit crime. This method of policing has...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States, Arkansas
Source Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Policy Areas Health
This report provides an overview of the issues affecting Black women's health, including systemic racism, discrimination, and implicit bias within the health care system. It offers the following recommendations: create policies with an intentional racial equity lens, expand Medicaid...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
Law and immigration enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology presents many harmful consequences: it permits invasive tracking and targeting that threatens individual privacy, prevents First Amendment activities (i.e. political protests and religious activities), relies on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Journal on Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Public Safety, Data & Technology
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often viewed as a neutral technological tool that brings efficiency, objectivity and accuracy, choices on design, implementation and use can embed existing racial inequalities into AI and create racially biased systems that produce harmful consequences....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Many disinformation campaigns are specifically designed with racist and/or misogynistic content, suggesting that disinformation is a tool used to promote ideologies like white supremacy. This report outlines findings from various studies regarding online disinformation, race, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Racial segregation has blocked access to housing and pathway to homeownership. This report argues that to address this injustice, California must make substantial efforts to distribute funding to mitigate the racial wealth gap, through policy focused on increasing housing choice and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Since the ratification of the Fair Housing Act, states significant power to shape fair housing policy independently of federal mandates. With renewed federal interest in enforcing fair housing policy this report presents seven initiatives that further State's ability to provide fair...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice
Centuries of political, legal, and economic discrimination against women and people of color have entrenched inequality in the United States. ProGov21's Race, Sex, and Social Equality Roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to address the root causes of racial and gender...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Democracy & Governance
This report draws on the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors to explore how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination, and equity in their communities. It highlights three key findings: mayors believe that immigrants, transgender individuals, Black people, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
This guide provides contextual and tactical information for local leaders preparing to address racial tension in their municipality. In particular, it defines five common values (empathy, transparency, authenticity, collaboration, and consistency) that must always be embedded in responses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Eviction prevention involves laying the foundation for systems that will foster housing stability for communities in the long-term. This report shares recommendations to local governments looking to build a successful eviction prevention strategy that is responsive to community needs....

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