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How The Supreme Court’s Ruling on The Fair Housing Act Could Cement Segregated Communities

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Fair Housing Act could make it harder to reverse decades of racially discriminatory housing policies and practices.

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What the U.S. Department of Transportation Can Learn from Leaders of Color in the South

We must critically examine any federal effort to develop long-term transportation infrastructure to connect people to jobs, education, and health care.

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Selma: 50 Years Later

The film Selma is a glimpse of the risk, difficulty and complexity of the organizing in Selma, AL that led to the Voting Rights Act. Where is Selma today?

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A Bold Step Towards Energy Democracy

We applaud Governor Cuomo’s ban on fracking that denied a false solution to climate change from taking root in New York. The decision was based on a concern for the health of New York’s residents, the protection of our water system, and the lack of clear and strong economic opportunities that fracking could provide given the social costs. And it is a lesson we hope resonates across the nation –any supposed solution to climate change that would compromise our health and wellbeing is no solution at all.

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Surviving and Thriving—Examining Government’s Role in Racial Equity in Ferguson

“Black Lives Matter” has been carried on protest signs by thousands—a rallying cry for the immediate need to keep Black folks alive. But, as the creators and organizers of “Black Lives Matter” understand, this movement for transformative change is more than just about communities surviving; it’s also about thriving. This requires a deeper look at the role of government in creating the conditions from which predominantly Black communities like Ferguson emerge.

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Justice for Eric Garner and What We Must Do Together

As NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton applauds the NYPD for instituting body cameras, we now know even when Black men die at the hands of police officers, having recorded proof of action doesn’t guarantee consequences. Incremental change is not enough; we must address the deep structural and institutional racism that is embedded in our society.

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Justice on Trial: The Failure for Justice in Ferguson is a Failure for All

Yesterday, justice was not served. The criminal justice system failed to indict Officer Wilson, while the system succeeded in indicting Mike Brown. For this, we must continue to demand justice and mobilize.

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CSI in Oakland, CA for a workshop on cross-racial organizing. RSVP today.

Racial inequities exist across all indicators for success — education, jobs, housing, neighborhoods, criminal justice, health and more. Unless we are proactively working for racial equity, we will be replicating the status quo. RSVP for our workshop in Oakland, CA, which will feature Glenn Harris, President of the Center for Social Inclusion, and Scot Nakagawa, Partner in ChangeLab. Glenn and Scot will share their latest thinking about the strategies and skills needed to build a movement for racial equity.

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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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