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On Charleston

Similar to the 16th Street Church bombing which happened during a time of direct action within the Civil Rights Movement, the Charleston, the South Carolina church shooting happened at a time when leaders of color are demanding that #BlackLivesMatter—from Ferguson to Baltimore to McKinney and cities and towns across America. Fear of Black uprising, especially during a time when the nation is experiencing rapid racial demographic change, continues to fuel people like Dylann Roof.

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Envisioning Racial Equity – A Q+A with Deepa Iyer

Today, census projections show that by 2042, people of color will constitute the majority in the United States. What does a fight for racial equity look like given shifting racial demographics? Joining CSI to engage with this question is CSI Senior Fellow Deepa Iyer. Deepa brings years of experience in racial justice, specifically working with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. Get to know her here.

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A Message from Deepa Iyer, CSI Senior Fellow

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) as a Senior Fellow this June. At a time when the American racial landscape is in a state of rapid transformation due to demographic changes and immigration patterns, I am excited to work with CSI to identify how we can build racial equity and multiracial solidarity through place-based, cross-sector solutions.

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Structural Racism and Baltimore: Understanding the Roots of the Uprisings

Baltimore is the cumulative result of years of racially discriminatory policies and practices. Here’s a round-up of the best structural analyses of Baltimore and recommendations moving forward.

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Centering Racial Equity on Earth Day

As a little kid, I remember celebrating Earth Day with my family by planting trees and picking up litter. Today, I hope to continue a similar tradition with my family. Yet, our economic, ecological and climate crisis requires us to do much more.

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Eyes on the “Real” Prize: Applying pressure beyond Election Day in Ferguson

This week’s election marked a significant step towards self-determination for residents of Ferguson. Ferguson’s City Council welcomes two new members, both of whom are Black. For many, the election was a turning point for the community after the death of Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, and the months of protests following the tragedy. Now that the election is over, we ask: How can Ferguson residents leverage this election toward overturning decades of institutional racism in Ferguson?

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Access to Public Transit is a Matter of Racial Equity

Today, transportation advocates across the country “Speak Up For Transportation,” with the message that our nation’s transportation infrastructure is crumbling before our eyes, and that we need 21st century transportation systems that work for all of us.

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The Seas Are Rising and So Are We: A Webinar on Gulf South Rising

Join the Center for Social Inclusion, Gulf South Rising (GSR), and community leaders to learn about Gulf South Rising 2015 on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST.

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The Race to Democracy Blog is the news, analysis, and media center for the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). CSI is a national policy strategy organization that works to transform structural inequity into structural fairness and inclusion. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive.

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