Research Reports

April 13, 2006
by Libero Della Piana. The challenges in public education are complex and there are no easy “quick fix” solutions. That said, listed below are some measures which, if implemented, go a long way towards creating greater racial equality in our schools... Full article available on ColorLines here.
April 13, 2006
Racial Resegregration and Inequality in The Public Schools, by Patrisia Macías Rojas and Rebecca Gordon. Full article available on ColorLines here.
April 13, 2006

45 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, by Libero Della Piana. What’s really wrong with schools? Libero Della Piana argues that race is the key to education reform. Full article available on ColorLines here

October 15, 2005

Expanding the Constituency for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
By Rinku Sen and Kim Fellner, commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women.

July 15, 2005

  10 Key Recommendations for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.
From Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities

1. Eliminate disparities in access to health insurance.
Expand public health programs such as Medicaid and work toward a universal health care system guaranteeing basic access.

2. Improve health care in medically underserved areas, which are often communities of color.
Support community health clinics that provide high-quality care to underinsured and uninsured patients.

3. Develop health care institutions that are welcoming and respectful to people of differentraces and ethnicities.
Improve access to quality care for people of color by minimizing financial barriers to patient/doctor communication, training staff in culturally appropriate care, and building a diverse workforce.

4. Track racial disparities in health care provision.
With proper data collection, health care institutions can be held accountable for eliminating these disparities and meeting high quality-of care standards for all patients.

5. Provide medical interpretation services for all clinical encounters.
Federal, state, and local governments, as well as insurers and health care providers, should fund language services as a medical necessity.

6. Improve access to traditional and non-Western treatments.
Insurers should be required to cover alternative and culturally appropriate health care. Health care providers should be provided training and access to research about alternative and non-Western medical practices.

7. Adopt and enforce policies that promote safety and health.
The adoption of worker protections and environmental standards are necessary to address root causes of health inequality.

8. Include public health experts and community organizations in community development and planning processes.
Health concerns must be at the forefront in discussions about housing, transportation, and economic development.

9. Provide funding and support for improved nutrition, physical education, and health education in schools.
School environments that emphasize health can lead to improved health outcomes and higher academic achievement.

10. Support programs that incorporate cultural traditions.
Connecting people to their cultural heritage can be an effective way to improve individual and community health.

June 28, 2005

2005 Legislative Report Card on Race. Support the California Racial Equity Initiative.By Menachem Krajcer and Tammy Johnson.

April 15, 2005

Prepared by Gary Delgado, Applied Research Center for the National Rural Funders Collaborative, April 2005.

February 15, 2005

2004 Legislative Report Card on Race. By Menachem Krajcer and Tammy Johnson. 

April 15, 2004

An Evaluation of the Parent and Youth Education Policy Collaborative.

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.

August 7, 2003

The purpose of this report and study is to better understand the potential impact of the Mississippi Adequate Education Plan (MAEP), which has recently received full funding from the Mississippi State Legislature. It is also intended to help identify inadequacies in the education reform system and implications for further education reform efforts. The MAEP is the latest effort to improve education in Mississippi, which has only recently centered on desegregation, adequacy and equity. Yet, these efforts and their impact can only be fully understood in the context of race and class cleavages, which have hampered the development of an effective and impartial education system benefiting all Mississippians. Reform efforts have not eradicated education disparities based on race and class because they have not addressed sufficiently the structural relationship between racism and classism.

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.