Releases

9/12/03

(September 12, 2003—Los Angeles, CA) A panel of community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and LA City councilman Martin Ludlow, will hear personal testimonies from LA residents about the impact of the “War on Terrorism” on their lives on Saturday, September 13, 2003.

7/15/03

(July 14, 2003—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center’s Falling through the Cracks: How California’s CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor documents the experiences of over thirty families in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda counties. Key findings include routine, illegal, and unjust use of sanctions; gross miscalculations of legitimate exemptions; and the denial of job training and educational opportunities.

4/26/03

(April 26, 2004—Sacramento, CA) Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes to Co-Host Hearing with the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, and Latino Legislative caucuses, this hearing to create a record of the impact of national security policies on communities of color in California; assess threats to civil rights in an era of national security; and explore policies to increase protections for all California residents.

6/15/02

(June 20, 2002—Oakland, CA) Today, Members of Congress, including Congressional Black Caucus Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), join the Applied Research Center to release Race and Recession, an in-depth study that exposes pervasive racial inequities in child care spending, unemployment insurance, welfare, and education access.

10/15/01

(October 30, 2001—Oakland, CA) According to a new report, Racial Profiling and Punishment in U.S. Public Schools, released today by the Applied Research Center, high-stakes testing and excessive security measures subvert academic excellence and racial equity in for students of color in US public schools.

8/1/01

(August 5, 1999—Oakland, CA) A briefing on ARC’s new report on California’s teaching crisis will be held during one of the conference’s two public sessions on Friday 11:00 AM. This report, The Avoidable Teaching Crisis, details how California’s teaching policies aggravate racial inequalities in public schools.

5/15/01

(May 8, 2001—Oakland, CA) The Applied Research Center released a new report, Prospecting Among the Poor: Welfare Privatization, uncovering the proliferation of profiteering scams and corporate failures whose costs ultimately come out of the hides of welfare recipients and taxpayers.

2/15/01

(February 1, 2001—Oakland, CA) Today, the Applied Research Center released a new report, Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor People, summarizing some unexpected results of welfare reform, as revealed in surveys conducted with 1500 welfare recipients in 13 states.

10/15/00

(October 10, 2000—Oakland, CA) School vouchers, such as those mandated by this year’s California Proposition 38, will increase racial inequality in public schools according to a new report from the Applied Research Center. Vouchers: A Trap, Not a Choice argues that the measure would leave the majority of low-income students and children of color in debilitated public schools, while affluent families would receive subsidies for private education.

2/22/99

(February 22, 1999—Oakland, CA) Data in the report suggest that such "high stakes" testing merely punishes students for attending substandard schools.