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Cutting Food Stamps: Fueling Hunger, not Solutions

Meet Evannie. She works hard as a waitress but barely earns a living and struggles to put food on the table for herself and her seven year old daughter, Lily. Balancing the costs of healthcare and childcare with food, Evannie often skips meals to ensure that Lily can eat. Without the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) — aka food stamps — both Evannie and Lily would starve. Period.

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[VIDEO] Maya Wiley’s Congressional Testimony on Race & Justice

On Tuesday July 3rd, 2013, CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley was invited by the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee to talk about race and justice in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. The hearing was organized by the Congressional Black Caucus. View her remarks here. Download her prepared remarks here.

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CSI’s Guide on Implicit Bias

At the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), we are lifting up research like studies on implicit bias to show how race still matters in this country. We are also testing messages to help us all talk about race more constructively. We must all work together to build a more perfect union by creating more opportunity for communities of color and white communities that need more opportunities. We put together a quick guide for those of you who want to know more about implicit bias. This guide showcases important work by many different groups and researchers.

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Maya Wiley to Present on Race and Justice to House Committee

I am humbled and thankful to have the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee at a hearing on race and justice in America. The Congressional Black Caucus requested the hearing. I will be speaking about how policy should reflect social science research that demonstrates why and how race still matters in America.

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Why the Law Fails to Deliver Justice in the Zimmerman Trial

CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley has been appearing on news programs to talk about the role of implicit bias in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. In 2 minutes, Maya introduces the concept of implicit bias to explain why the law fails to deliver justice in the Zimmerman trial and how we move forward from here.

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Closing the Climate Gap: Racial Inclusion and the President’s First Step

“We need to act.” That was the message President Obama delivered to all of us in his speech at Georgetown University yesterday. As an expectant father, I need no convincing. I dream of family camping trips. Of showing my daughter the forests of the snowcapped Rockies. Walking with her along the cliffs of the Pacific coast and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast. I live in awe of the planet we call home.

But the blanket we are wrapping around our planet, warming it, will change all this. Intense forest fires. Rising sea levels. Drought. Climate change will imperil my daughter’s future. And she will be luckier than some. We have a growing racial climate gap.

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CSI joins #theGrid for TweetChat on Equity and Urban Planning

On June 5th, 3 PM EDT, CSI will participate in a TweetChat with #theGrid on the challenges and solutions to achieving social equity and inclusiveness in urban planning and development. Follow us @theCSI and join the conversation.

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The Communities of Climate Change Are Leading the Charge

“The Faces of Climate Change” is the theme of Earth Day this year. And it’s fitting given the impact that climate change had in 2012 for many of us. 2012 proved loud and clear that climate change knows no boundaries – it affects all of us. And climate change does not work in isolation; it is a challenge in every aspect of our lives. It threatens the viability of our food system, as our farmers must deal with extreme droughts or floods that wipe out our fruits and vegetables. It destroys our homes as we witnessed in the unprecedented forest fires in Colorado. And it destroys our infrastructure from broadband and transit lines to the power grid as we witnessed the raw power unleashed by Superstorm Sandy in NYC last November.

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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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