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Keeping Dreams Alive: The Lane-Changer Costs of Financial Disruptions

This brief examines how families navigate potentially lane-changing life events like unemployment, and looks at the race and class implications of the unequal costs from such events. It explores how a family’s ability to limit the consequences of such an event is mitigated by its own access to resources. These resources include personal wealth, extended family wealth, and institutional...

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Howard Law Journal | 2014

Growing Inequality and Racial Economic Gaps

Although it is unlikely that the legal system can serve as a primary tool to reduce economic inequality in any substantial way, there are a number of legal strategies and initiatives that lawyers and legal organizations, including law schools, could pursue in an effort to increase economic equality and security for many Americans, including for many persons of color.

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Building An All-In Nation: A View From the American Public

Earlier this year, the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink released All-In Nation: An America that Works for All—a comprehensive book analyzing these changing demographics and exploring policies to ensure that a more diverse workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future and that all people are in a position to contribute to and benefit from economic growth.  As part of this research...

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Altarum Institute | 2013

The Business Case for Racial Equity

The data and comprehensive analysis outlined in the pages ahead demonstrate how race, class, residential segregation and income levels all work together to hamper access to opportunity. With these proof points in hand, our partners across the country voice their concerns for vulnerable children and families – to find the support needed to advance racial healing and racial equity.

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