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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Food
Dallas’ regional economy is robust and growing yet is facing a crisis of economic inequality which corresponds with racial inequality. South Dallas, where the population is overwhelmingly people of color, suffers from high rates of poverty and unemployment and poor access to quality...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
This fact sheet outlines the impacts of canceling student debt on racial and economic inequality. In particular, it explains how a substantial student debt cancellation plan could be a powerful tool to grow the Black middle class and address the racial wealth gap....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
This fact sheet outlines the impacts of canceling student debt on borrowers' lives and the state of the economy as a whole. Benefits include making homeownership more feasible, increasing borrower's freedom and mobility, reducing unemployment, boosting entrepreneurship, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) California
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education
The Culver City Unified School District has created an "Equity Strategic Plan" to advance equity in governance, school curriculums, and the opportunities available to students. One of the most important goals outlined in their plan is to make ethnic and gender studies a more central...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
Data from states and municipalities across the country suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States. This report analyzes emerging data on deaths, unemployment, failing businesses, and wealth inequality to assess the links...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source EARN
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Across the midwest, conservative state lawmakers have increasingly used preemption—a tactic whereby a higher level of government limits or eliminates the power of a lower-level government to regulate an issue—to reduce the policy tools and power available to local lawmakers. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the ways in which the privatization of public goods and services has harmed working-class communities and communities of color. Analysis from In The Public Interest identifies five ways mechanisms of privatization that disproportionately hurt poor individuals...

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