November 2, 2011
A new report from the Applied Research Center (ARC) conservatively estimates that there are more than 5,000 children currently living in foster care whose parents have been either detained or deported. To date, there has been no national data available on the numbers of children impacted by the intersection of immigration enforcement and child welfare systems.
June 8, 2011
June 8, 2011 (Washington, DC) -- Campus Progress and today announced the three grand prize winners of the 2011 National Keynote Contest. The contest, which was launched in April, called on young people to speak their minds about racial and social justice for a chance to win a free trip to Washington, DC on July 6 to address over 1,000 attendees at the 2011 Campus Progress National Conference.
June 7, 2011
June 7, 2011 (New York, NY) – Applied Research Center, the nation’s leading think tank on racial justice, today releases a 40-page study and accompanying video on the racial attitudes of young people, whom many pollsters and commentators have prematurely labeled as "post-racial."
March 21, 2011
NEW YORK, March 1, 2011— is thrilled to celebrate a remarkable year and plans for growth. Since launching as a daily news and analysis site in mid-2010, the site has grown exponentially, expanding audience by ten-fold, building vibrant community in social media and playing an active role in mass media discussions. All of this allows to achieve its core mission: introducing a mass audience to new ideas and solutions for bringing about racial justice.
September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 (New York, NY) – A new, landmark study on the relationship between racial justice organizations and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities finds the lack of resources, funding, and community support are obstacles to engagement. The study, titled, “Better Together: Research Findings on the Relationship between Racial Justice Organizations and LGBT Communities,” was produced by Applied Research Center (ARC) in partnership with the Arcus Foundation.

August 24, 2010
August 24, 2010 (New York, NY) – Applied Research Center, the nation’s leading think tank on race, is thrilled to present Facing Race 2010, the largest multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, advocates and activists on racial justice in the country. With a comprehensive lineup of presentations and workshops covering a breadth of racial justice issues, prestigious speakers,and expected numbers of more than 1,000 participants, Facing Race is the nation’s premier conference on racial justice, to be held September 23-25 at the McCormick Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.
April 27, 2010

mommywhyskincolorcrime.jpgApplied Research Center releases statement condemning SB 1070 as an attack on immigrants and communities of color.

April 13, 2010
   “Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans” Reveals the Fight for Housing as a Human Right 
March 24, 2010



Navajo Advocates Lead Community in Historic Shift Away from Coal

March 24, 2010
commute_cover.jpgNew York Communities of Color Mobilize to Win Transportation Access
February 17, 2010
national_rc_cover.jpgSolving Racial Issues in Our Own Backyard

‘Racing the Statehouse’ Finds States Can Take Action to Address Racial Inequity

February 10, 2010
ca_rc_2009_cover_small.jpgSenate Meets on Budget, But California Lawmakers Already Failed the Grade

ARC Publishes Fifth Edition of California Legislative Report Card On Racial Equity

January 18, 2010
obama.jpgARC Experts Available to Comment on MLK, Race Relations and Obama Anniversary
November 19, 2009
la_cover.jpgNew Report Highlights L.A. Initiative to Boost Green Jobs for Communities of Color
November 10, 2009

ARC releases guide to ensure shared benefits from the green economy

October 22, 2009
ColorLines magazine went on the road from New York to Jamaica this summer to investigate the collateral effects of deportation on immigrant communities. The resulting Torn Apart article series and multimedia project is being released today at
October 1, 2009

ARC Releases Edited Volume Analyzing Racial Politics and Election of Barack Obama
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October 1, 2009: The Applied Research Center (ARC) has released an edited volume featuring 20 prominent thinkers and activists on race and the 2008 election, Changing the Race: Racial Politics and the Election of Barack Obama. This election reader comes just as the nation debates whether the aggressive criticism of President Obama over the past few months is rooted in racism.

May 18, 2009

Applied Research Center Says Solving Structural Inequities will Alleviate Recession


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A report released today by the Applied Research Center (ARC), a racial justice think-tank, finds that an inclusive and equitable national economic recovery will require that the country address deep patterns of racial discrimination and disparities. The report, titled “Race & Recession,” found that numerous policies and institutional practices that create racial inequity are among the root causes of the subprime mortgage crisis and economic downturn.  While several economists and analysts have focused on the “what” and “how” questions behind the current recession, an in-depth analysis of income, unemployment, foreclosures, and public benefits brings the largely overlooked “who” into the analysis: Who were predatory loans targeted towards? Which Americans are losing jobs?

April 27, 2009

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


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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.