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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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Five Things the Bike Movement Can Do Now to Move Toward Racial Equity

The bike movement wants to create a world in which everyone can bike and walk—for the health of the planet and the health of communities. The movement is right to be thinking about which communities have the ability to bike and walk and which do not; this is part of a conversation about equity, and it’s absolutely the right conversation for them to achieve their vision.

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Four Things Starbucks Can Do to Get Race Right

Starbucks campaign #RaceTogether is a gesture of goodwill. But does the campaign go far enough? Does it help us get to racial equity?

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Bridging the Divide 50 Years After Selma

Sitting in the pews at New Shiloh Baptist for the 50th anniversary of Blood Sunday in Selma, Alabama, I was deeply touched by the words of Atlanta’s Reverend Timothy McDonald. Rev. McDonald’s words were markedly different from the narrative I heard during the anniversary celebration from many other now elders/then young people about the laziness, miseducation and purposelessness of the current generation.

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Selma, 50 Years Later: Civil Rights and Energy Democracy

Fifty years after Selma, Energy Democracy can be our Edmund Pettus Bridge. To transform our economy and build a more just and equitable society, we need to be strategic, bold and visionary. We need to take on the entrenched power system that is set on maintaining the status quo at all costs — even if it means destroying the planet to maintain their profits.

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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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