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

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
Linda Burnham, Editor


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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.

April 22, 2009

Low Income and Minority Children Disproportionately Affected


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04.22.2009 – New York: A national study released today by the Applied Research Center (ARC) shows the effects of unlicensed care on the quality and safety of childcare for low-income families.

March 27, 2008

(January 29, 2008—Minneapolis, MN) The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) has released the 2nd Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity. The report grades the Minnesota Governor and the Legislature on their leadership to address the growing racial disparities facing Minnesota’s communities of color, and finds that both share a "D".

February 20, 2008

(February 20, 2008—Chicago, IL) With the state legislature beginning its session this week, a new report by ARC, Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008, finds that dire racial inequities demand more attention in Springfield, Illinois.

February 11, 2008

(February 21, 2008—Chicago, IL) The Applied Research Center (ARC) released the findings of its second annual report, Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008, at a daylong series of events in Chicago and Springfield.  While the State Senate held steady with a grade of 'B', the House received a grade of 'C', a decline from last year's showing.

January 15, 2008

(15 de Enero, 2008—California) Un nuevo informe de investigación llevado a cabo por el Applied Research Center (ARC) documenta el fracaso por parte de los legisladores de California en no invertir en políticas que beneficien a todos los californianos.

January 14, 2008

(January 2007—Oakland, CA) A new research report, Facing Race: California Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007, from the Applied Research Center (ARC) documents the failure of California lawmakers to invest in policies that benefit all Californians.

March 23, 2007

(March 22, 2007—New York, NY) Award-winning mystery novelist and social commentator, Walter Mosley challenged party politics on Capitol Hill during the opening of ARC's national conference on racial justice.

March 15, 2007

(March 15, 2007—New York, NY) Tensions increased today after the grand jury in the Sean Bell case failed to decide whether to indict three NYPD officers. 

November 13, 2006

(April 14, 2006—Minneapolis, MN) The Organizing Apprenticeship Project delivered grades to the Minnesota State Legislature, criticizing a marked failure to advance racial equity in Minnesota. 

November 13, 2006

(November 14, 2006—Oakland, CA) New research from ARC shows the California Legislature scoring a “C-” and Governor Schwarzenegger a “D,” and reveals that partisan politics are standing in the way of progress.

November 12, 2006

(November 13, 2006—Chicago, IL) Facing Race 2006: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity represents the first time Illinois lawmakers have been evaluated on their response to issues of racial equity.

August 14, 2006

(August 14, 2006—New York, NY) The analysis released today by the Applied Research Center tracks demographic changes along racial lines between 2000 and 2005. Available online, the fact sheet provides state-by-state data charting the rapid rise of communities of color in the U.S.