Research Reports

April 15, 2004

An Evaluation of the Ford Foundation's Collaborations that Count Initiative

October 15, 2003

By Mattie Weiss. Excerpted from the Introduction: In Chicago, African American youth actively support the rights of undocumented students, while Latino students join Black youth in their fight against racial profiling.

August 15, 2003

A Guide for Journalists. The print edition of this publication is SOLD OUT. To download this report in PDF format, complete the form on this page.

July 15, 2003

How California's CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor. For immediate release. July 14, 2003 contact: Menachem Krajcer (510) 653-3415. CDSS Director Rita Saenz on Notice: Investigate CalWORKs Illegal Activities

July 15, 2003

Stories of Racial Profiling and the Attack on Civil Liberties. Community Testimony presented Saturday, May 10, 2003.

May 15, 2003

Despite a surge in discrimination, the crisis for immigrant and refugee communities remains relatively invisible to the general public.

May 15, 2003

Bi-National Research Project on Social Change Initiatives in the Philippines and the United States. By Francis Calpotura, ARC Visiting Fellow, May 2003.

April 15, 2003

This 116-page study presents general observations, key lessons, and recommendations on a range of multiracial models and experiences from a hard-fought enviromental alliance between whites and Native Americans, to racial profiling in Northern California, to the interplay between different constituencies of color in campaign coalitions, to the challenges and achievements of the Rainbow Coalition.

September 15, 2002

By Akiba Solomon. Why are so many kids of color taken into the child welfare system? Akiba Solomon finds out what happened to one black family. Full article available on ColorLines here

April 15, 2002

How San Diego Schools Undermine Latino & African American Student Achievement. April 2002.

February 15, 2002

Dramatic demographic changes in the U.S. population, evidenced by the 2000 census, have generated a lot of excitement about the potential for multicultural community building.

October 15, 2001

How Zero Tolerance Policies and High Stakes Testing Subvert Academic Excellence and Racial Equity.

May 15, 2001

Welfare Privatization. This report examines the beneficiaries of the privatization of welfare: the corporate elite and other small but growing businesses. The report also looks at the efficacy and failures of the privatization of welfare.

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March 15, 2001

An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools. Executive Summary.

February 15, 2001

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.

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February 15, 2001

This report looks at model welfare policies being promoted by various advocacy groups. Many of the policies are a direct result of actions taken due to the adverse affects that TANF and the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act had on families.

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February 15, 2001

This report is the result of a survey that included 1500 people in 13 states who had contact with the welfare system in the four years after 1996 welfare reform. The report details discrimination in the operation of the new welfare programs based on four factors: race, gender, language, and national origin.

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January 15, 2001

This report attempts to address questions of quality of life for welfare leavers who were forced into TANF that are often ignored by welfare researchers. The report also suggests important questions welfare researchers could ask to uncover the realities of welfare reform.

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November 29, 2000

By Mark Toney. From 1966 until 1975, the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) made history by organizing tens of thousands of welfare recipients to demand income, clothing, food, and justice for their families. Full article available on ColorLines here.

October 15, 2000

California School Vouchers Will Increase Racial Inequality. by Tammy Johnson, Libero Della Piana and Phyllida Burlingamea. October, 2000. Executive Summary.