Research Reports

May 18, 2009

raceandrecession-still.jpg This report tells the stories of people of color who are disproportionately affected by the recession. It uncovers the root causes and proposes solutions.

Watch the Video. Read the Report. Take action.

February 17, 2009

iankimscreengrab.pngFrom our media section, three videos exploring the mutual goals of the racial justice and green economy movements.

November 14, 2008

compact_logo_web.gifIn this essay for Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, Van Jones writes on the importance of green jobs to the racial justice movement, in terms of environmental impact and economic impact. For more essays, videos, press, and conversations about the Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, visit

November 14, 2008

compact_logo_web.gifApplied Research Center's Terry Keleher provides this list of resources from several organizations, breaking down the politics behind the stimulus bill, and the opportunities in its application. For more essays, videos, press, and conversations about the Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, visit the Compact for Racial Justice page.

March 1, 2008's special edition on the green economy March/April 2008, features cover story "Who Gains from the Green Economy?" by Preeti Mangala Shekar and Tram Nguyen. It asks what the racial justice movement and the green jobs movement have to gain from working together.

February 20, 2008

rcillinois_cover_4.jpgThe Applied Research Center (ARC) released the findings of its second annual Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008. Download a PDF of the report here.

September 27, 2007

Across the Nation, families of color earn less income, have higher poverty rates and attain college degrees at lower rates as compared to white people.  New York mirrors these national trends. 

September 10, 2006

A summary of racial justice bills moving through the California legislature in 2006.

July 24, 2006

In the ongoing battle over immigration, conservative rhetoric continues to escalate. It's racist, and it gets results.  Here, then, are the six racist myths driving the immigration debate, dispelled.  

June 19, 2006

For millions of Californians, the issue of accessible quality health care is a matter of life or death.

May 2, 2006

There is little question that the current immigration debate, though coded and contrived otherwise, is entirely about race.

May 1, 2006

President Bush's promise to overhaul the U.S. immigration system is a disaster in the making.

April 16, 2006

An Evaluation of the Parent and Youth Education Policy Collaborative.

April 16, 2006

Innovative Research Details Race-Based Health Inequality. Today, the Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of Community Organizations released a new report entitled Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities.

April 16, 2006

This report examines seven principles that laid the groundwork for the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act that ended the government guarantee of welfare assistance to low-income families. The report provides an overview and history of each fallacy used to support welfare reform as well as the actual result of the policies.

 To download this report in PDF format, complete the form on this page.