Applied Research Center Releases Racial Justice Report on Obama’s First 100 Days

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.

April 28th at 1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm EST briefing and Q&A for journalists 


See ARC's full coverage of Barack Obama's first 100 Days at


04.27.2009 – Media Contact: Yana Walton 347.296.8921 or

April 27, 2009: The Applied Research Center (ARC) is releasing their report on President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, examining both highs and lows of policy decisions on the economy, health care, immigration, and civil rights, all through the lens of racial justice.

In conjunction with the release, ARC’s Compact for Racial Justice Forum is hosting a panel press conference call titled “Race In Review” on Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm EST to review policy decisions and provide analysis for journalists. Featured speakers include Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of Policy Link; Tarso Luis Ramos, Director of Research at Political Research Associates; and Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together.

To attend the call, please click under "Resource Links" on the right register and receive your call-in information.

Tammy Johnson, Director of Strategic Partnerships for ARC said today, "A review of the Obama Administration’s activities from closing Guantanamo, to the unfolding of the stimulus plan, to the inclusion of immigrant children in SCHIP, along with other major decisions will help us understand this Administrations’ priorities, while we analyze whether equity has been the underlying principle behind the change President Obama is bringing.” Johnson will moderate Tuesday’s panel.

FOUNDED IN 1981, the Applied Research Center is America's largest think tank on race. ARC investigates the hidden racial consequences of public policy initiatives and develops new frameworks to resolve racially charged debates. With offices in New York, Chicago, and Oakland, ARC serves that mission through three program areas: Media and Journalism, Strategic Research and Policy Analysis, and the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. ARC is also the publisher of ColorLines Magazine.

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