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Post-Katrina: How Gulf Coast Communities Are Taking Action

The struggle for racial equity is deeply centered on the tradition of resistance rooted in the Gulf Coast. Gulf South Rising is continuing this tradition. Here’s how.

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New York’s Critical Step Toward Racial Equity

New York State, in its groundbreaking renewable energy plan, is paving the way toward racial equity. CSI’s Director of Policy and Strategy, Anthony Giancatarino, comments on this big win and speaks next steps toward achieving racial equity through greater access to renewable energy.

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Zip Codes Matter: New Fair Housing Rules Victory

CSI’s Senior Fellow, Deepa Iyer, responds to the new Fair Housing rules and the possible impact on low-income neighborhoods.

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Police And community Relations Post-Ferguson

Co-Director of Policy and Strategy at The Center for Social Inclusion, Simran Noor, is joined by Chief of Police Chris Magnus of the Richmond California Police Department and DeAngelo Bester, Founder, Executive Director and Senior Strategist at Worker Center for Racial Justice at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference Plenary: America Post-Ferguson: Strategies for Effective Community Policing.

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Community Recommendations For New York State Food Hub Task Force

Community groups offer effective recommendations for agricultural transformation in New York State.

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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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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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