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50 years later: Freedom Summer and the Fight against Voter Suppression

Freedom Summer is an inspiration to us all, but it also reminds us how history has a habit of repeating itself. We have certainly come a long way from the days of Jim Crow, yet the strategy of disenfranchising people of color voters is still happening today.

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The Next Generation of Leaders We Really Need in Detroit

CSI’s Racial Equity Fellow Linda Campbell discusses what the next generation of leadership needs to be to help Detroit evolve into a just and fair community.

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Cap and Trade? No, Cap and Invest with EIDs

To fully implement the EPA’s recommendations, we need a cap and invest strategy. We can do that through Energy Investment Districts. Energy Investment Districts (EIDs) is a policy idea at the state, county or municipal level makes geographic areas that have suffered environmental and economic hardships eligible for funding and other financial and technical support for community-scale energy efficiency and renewable generation projects.

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Welcome Glenn Harris as President of CSI

We are very excited to announce the appointment of Glenn Harris as the new President of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI).

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Conversations On Racial Equity: CSI Talks To Racial Equity Fellow Linda Campbell

I recently had a conversation with CSI’s Racial Equity Fellow Linda Campbell, a member of the Building Movement Project team, to discuss her work on racial equity and Detroit. Her work with Building Movement Project includes building the capacity of social service agencies and neighborhood and resident leaders to have more voices and power around structural and systemic changes in Detroit.

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Tackling Climate Change Necessitates Tackling Poverty

To truly heed address climate change, we need to understand how our past and current policies have reinforced climate change and inequity and the implications for our work. If we don’t, we will abandon innovators who can shape the very solutions we need.

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How Race Matters Beyond Donald Sterling

Calling out Donald Sterling on his beliefs and actions is the right thing to do. But we must evolve our understanding of why and how race matters, beyond just individual intent and actions.

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Hope, Possibility and Opportunity in the Fight Against Climate Change

On this Earth Day, while much of the focus will be on the dire warnings issued by the IPCC, we are offering a map that shows there is hope, possibility and opportunity. This map pinpoints communities across America that are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands by developing community-scale renewable energy and energy conservation projects. Our map highlights over 100 projects that are rooted in communities, with particular attention to communities of color, who by 2042 will become the majority in our nation. With the threat of climate change becoming more real every day, communities are coming together now to be participants, decision-makers and owners in a new energy economy. We call this Energy Democracy.

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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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