Research Reports

March 28, 2018

Food systems work is connected to the ways communities of color experience injustice. “Reframing Food Hubs” shares stories, insights, lessons, and recommendations for transforming the field of food systems work to create racially equitable outcomes.

June 15, 2017

In the fastest growing sectors of the United States, this report identifies barriers to achieving equitable employment outcomes for workers of color in the workforce development field.

February 17, 2017

[VIDEO] In a context of mounting racial tension, Salinas government and community advocates collaborated to bring about a new initiative aimed at addressing the root causes of inequity and division within the city. "Building the We," published by Race Forward, features key successes and lessons from the local leaders who ushered in a new agenda for the City of Salinas: Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity.

November 10, 2016

Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment Discrimination, published by Race Forward, presents findings and recommendations to advance proactive systemic solutions that promote racially equitable outcomes. This report was prepared as a resource for racial and social justice-inclined consumers, worker advocates, particularly in industries with over-representation of women of color, and legal and labor journalists.

June 14, 2015

Race Forward’s Clocking-In project is an innovative, interactive, multi-media tool that shows racial and gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries.

January 22, 2014

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.

June 8, 2013
bt_carousel.pngThe Better Together initiative combines research, media, and leadership development to advance racial justice and LGBT liberation. Our newest briefing paper, Better Together in the South, looks shares strategies for advancing change in the South and beyond. The program is supported and made possible by a grant from the Arcus Foundation.
July 10, 2012

arc_carousel_goodfoods.jpgWho is most impacted by inequity in the food system? Low income people and people of color are disproportionately affected by obesity, food deserts, and wage violations. Our newest report looks at opportunities to create healthy communities by linking the movements for good food and good jobs.

May 24, 2012
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Millennials, Activism and Race offers insights about young people's views on activism and race. The “Millennial Generation” (born post-1980, ages 18-30) is the largest, most racially and ethnically diverse generation the US has ever known. What inspires them to engage in social justice work?

May 23, 2012

Focus Group Quotes, ARC's 2012 Report Millennials, Activism and Race

November 2, 2011

Revisit Race Forward's groundbreaking national research on the perilous intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, which is resulting in the separation of thousands of families across the U.S. — in many cases, permanent separation.

April 13, 2010

 

green_jobs.jpgARC releases two *new* Green Case Studies that profile winning formulas
for jobs creation to improve our communities while helping the planet.

February 17, 2010

 

national_rc_cover.jpgRacing the Statehouse Finds Solutions for Racial Inequity Available to States

February 10, 2010

ca2010_cover.jpgFacing Race: 2009 Legislative Report Card is a project of the Applied Research Center and the Community Development Institute (CDI).

January 11, 2010

ca_rc_2007_cover.jpgARC's 2007 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, by Jarad Sanchez and Tammy Johnson.
Download a PDF here.

May 20, 2009

The Applied Research Center has released its study, “Check the Color
Line - Income Report” in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

May 20, 2009

pre_cover_web.jpgCatalytic Change: Lessons Learned from the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment. The Applied Research Center (ARC) and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) developed the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment following ARC’s 2004 publication of Short Changed: Foundation Giving in Communities of Color.

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 arc.org/compact.