April 3, 2012 (New York, NY) -- The Sidney Hillman Foundation has awarded reporter Seth Freed Wessler with the 2012 Hillman Prize, one of the most prestigious honors a journalist can receive, for his “Shattered Families” investigation of the intersection of deportation and child welfare.


March 27, 2012 (New York, NY) -- Celebrating 30 years in the racial justice movement, the Applied Research Center (ARC) announces its first managing director, Melinda Weekes, who is renowned in the social justice movement for her experience as leadership strategist, facilitator, and collaborative capacity builder.


February 14, 2012 (New York, NY) – An action launched on Valentine’s Day 2012 by and the Applied Research Center is rallying public support to save a family scheduled from torn apart by the Department of Social Services in Allegheny County, NC. Felipe’s family is emblematic of thousands of families devasted by immigration enforcement and child welfare systems that collide and greatly increase the chance that children will never see their families again.


Last night ABC Nightline & World News with Diane Sawyer ran a feature story on families being shattered by immigration enforcement, citing ARC’s groundbreaking “Shattered Families” report, which offers the first national data on more than 5,000 children in foster care due to the detainment or deportation of their parents.  ARC projects another 15,000 children will face the threat of permanent separation from their families in the next five years. VIDEO:


January 25, 2012 (New York, NY) -- Early bird registration is open for the Applied Research Center’s 2012 Facing Race National Conference, to be held days after the presidential election, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz serving as keynote speaker. Register today at the early bird price of $175 for Facing Race, November 15-17, at the Baltimore Hilton in Maryland:


November 14, 2011 (New York, NY) – The national Drop the I-Word campaign ( today called for the AP Stylebook to cease use of the term “illegal immigrant.” Drop the I-Word is a public education campaign to eradicate the harmful term “illegals” and related words from public discourse, led by the Applied Research Center (ARC) and, and working in partnership with the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) and its Somos/We Are Initiative, as well as various other institutions. Through individual and organizational endorsements, thousands of people have pledged to drop the i-word.


Un reporte nuevo por el Centro de Investigación Aplicada (ARC, por sus siglas en inglés) conservadoramente estima que hay mas de 5,000 niños cuyos padres han sido detenidos o deportados, que actualmente viven en cuidados de crianza temporal. Hasta la fecha no ha habido ningún otro dato nacional disponible acerca de los niños impactados por la intersección de la aplicación de leyes de inmigración y el sistema de bienestar infantil.


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 (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 (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."


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 (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 (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.


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


   “Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans” Reveals the Fight for Housing as a Human Right 




Navajo Advocates Lead Community in Historic Shift Away from Coal


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national_rc_cover.jpgSolving Racial Issues in Our Own Backyard

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


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