Race Forward Statement on the Coronavirus Emergency, Official Response and Its Impacts on Communities of Color

As the coronavirus spreads and a public health emergency intensifies, Race Forward calls on local and state governments and those who are doing emergency planning to pay special attention to the impact that this disease and the response to its spread may have on people and communities of color.

Trump Administration Issues SNAP Regulations to Deny Food Benefits to Those Most Vulnerable

Last week, the administration finalized a proposed rule that would cause 700,000 people to lose access to food benefits. We oppose these rule changes as they will have painful effects on the communities of color

National Racial Justice Coalition Sees Promise in SCOTUS Ruling to Block Addition of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Nine of the leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations commend the SCOTUS ruling that blocks the citizenship question from being included in the 2020 Census. And yet, we remain cautious and steadfast against any pending arguments to add the question at a later date. The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau should immediately proceed with preparations for a 2020 Census that does not include the citizenship question.  

Race Forward Statement on Hate-Motivated Mass Violence at Christchurch, New Zealand Mosques

We stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters, brothers, and non-binary siblings in New Zealand and here in the United States.

Race Forward Statement On National Emergency Declaration for Southern Border Wall

Race Forward stands in solidarity with all who are organizing Presidents Day protests.

Race Forward AgitArte Statement at Facing Race

We at Race Forward are deeply committed to advance narratives that center the voices and stories of people of color through art and culture. The Facing Race conference will continue to be a forum that helps us to imagine and build a just multiracial society.

Race Forward Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

We are both saddened and horrified by the deadly attack on Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. We stand against anti-semitism in all its forms, and in solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and with Jewish communities across the U.S.

Attack on the Transgender Community Is an Attack on Racial Justice

According to The New York Times, the Trump administration is seeking to legally define gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” This regressive proposal would magnify the harm that at least two million transgender people in this country already face on a daily basis—whether being denied access to healthcare, employment, housing, or basic civil rights.

Trump Administration Targets Children & Families in Communities of Color in Latest Immigration Regulation

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions.

Race Forward, National Council of American Indians and More Announce Opposition to Washington NFL Team Name

Nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington NFL team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the “R-word” racial slur as its mascot.