Archive for 2011

COMMUNICATION

We cannot create structural arrangements that promise opportunity for everyone without building public support for policies that benefit everyone, including people of color. But for too long, race has been […]

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PUBLIC COMMUNICATION PROJECTS

2008 was a historic election year. It was the first time an African-American and a female candidate each had a shot at winning the American presidency. It was historic in […]

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CSI DIRECTOR MAYA WILEY IN WASHINGTON POST

(originally published in The Washington Post on 10/20/2011) What Obama could learn from Clinton and Johnson on racial inequities By Maya Wiley I remember when Sen. Barack Obama confronted race […]

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REPORT SHOWS JIM CROW DIVIDE IN JOB OPPORTUNITIES

A new report by the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) shows Jim Crow still exists today in the job market, where more Black and Latino workers are cast as second-class workers, over-represented in low-skill, low-wage occupations with limited chances to move up the ladder of opportunity.

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FROM JIM CROW JOBS TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

In today’s economic turmoil we are looking for jobs that will help put food on our table, pay for our homes, and enable us to put our children through college. We faced daunting unemployment rates before, but our nation’s leaders put people to work. The Public Works Administration of the New Deal Era employed 3.5 million workers. Wise decisions to pursue public programs, like Social Security, helped people buy homes and build a retirement system, helping to create the American middle class. Unfortunately, these programs discriminated against far too many hard working Americans based on the color of their skin. Imagine if we make these wise decisions in a way that ensures that all of our people could benefit from these solutions, no matter our race or ethnicity, more of us could invest in a strong economy and nation.

But it will require that we help people get to quality jobs and address the Jim Crow in jobs. As we know, Jim Crow was a system that relegated Black Americans to second-class citizenry, segregated their participation in social, civic, and economic life, and hindered access to education and prosperity. Today, Jim Crow exists in the job market as more Black and Latino workers are cast as second-class workers: over-represented in low-skill, low- wage occupations with limited chances to move up the ladder of opportunity.

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FCC BROADBAND PLAN MUST REACH COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) applauds the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to expand the Universal Service Fund (USF) to subsidize broadband Internet service in unserved areas. CSI, a public policy organization that works to transform inequity into opportunity for communities of color, asks the FCC to create guidelines that ensure a transparent and equitable broadband build out.

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VOTE FOR CSI

CSI Researcher Anthony Giancatarino is in the running for PolicyLink’s Favorite Equity Map contest. The ten maps with the most votes will be featured in the Equity Map Gallery in […]

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JOIN US IN NYC FOR PUBLIC CONVERSATION ON RACE AND DEMOCRACY

A message from CSI founder and Executive Director Maya Wiley: In one year, CSI will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary. In honor of this special occasion, we are launching […]

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