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Red Hook Rising: Internet Freedom Two Years After Sandy

Yesterday marked the second year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy devastating New York City. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, communities relied on a wireless mesh network to coordinate and communicate in the aftermath of the storm. With Comcast planning to buy Time Warner and the upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling on Net Neutrality, what lessons can we learn from Red Hook’s wireless mesh network?

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When Will Detroit Win?

The City of Detroit needs investment, but we can’t replace, forget or leave behind the people that live there. A community benefits ordinance demands that the city be more thoughtful about the people of Detroit: It will help build a better, more sustainable Detroit for Detroiters.

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Why Race Matters in Determining our Energy Future

Recently, the National Policy Alliance made waves claiming that net metering policies create more inequity and harm to low-income communities and communities of color. The NPA is right to raise concern for communities of color and low-income communities when it comes to our energy system. Yet, the argument is short-sighted and actually hinders opportunities for communities of color.

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Join the Center for Social Inclusion in NYC for the People’s Climate Justice Summit

Today, September 22nd, and tomorrow, September 23rd, is the People’s Climate Justice Summit in New York City. The summit is hosted by the Climate Justice Alliance, featuring the voices, strategies, and […]

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[Video] Exploring government’s role in moving racial equity

“…If we don’t do racial equity, everything else that we do is threatened,” ~St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Last month, CSI participated in the Convening on Racial Equity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 600 activists, advocates, and government officials attended the Convening to think about the connections between government, community organizing, and racial equity and move a collective strategy towards change.

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Five Ways to Center Racial Justice in Climate Change Activism

In just two weeks, global leaders will converge on the United Nations to discuss the future of our planet and make recommendations for how the world responds to climate change. Will it be enough? We have written before how the failure to address structural inequity drives climate change. And, we have highlighted how our past policies do not allow for full participation in both our economy and energy solutions. While our nation remains gridlocked on climate change, state and local leaders are putting forth policy ideas that are not always responsive to community needs – leaving people frustrated. Instead, our leaders should be looking to, and listening to, communities who are innovating from the ground, rather than proposing the “same old” solutions from the top.

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The Center for Social Inclusion joins the People’s Climate March

On Sunday, September 21st, join the Center for Social Inclusion and over 1,000 partner organizations at the People’s Climate March in New York City.

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“Hardly any of my best friends are Black” – A Structural Perspective

Last week, the Washington Post reported the results of a study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) that show that the average White person in America hardly has any non-White friends. How do we interpret these results? Are most White people lying when they say they have a Black friend? Do White people find it difficult to relate to people of color and vice versa? These are some of the questions that are floating around the internet since The Washington Post reported on PRRI’s study. Unpacking these questions is important, but doing so won’t drive the conversations that will help us understand and address race in this country.

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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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