The following resources make the case for equitable policies to address the long standing disparities communities of color face.
- New Ideas for a Diverse America
This Progress 2050 describes the demographic changes our nation will experience over the next four decades and argues that a progressive vision is urgently needed to ensure we take advantage of diversity as one of our greatest assets. It’s important to raise awareness about the serious disparities in communities of color, while formulating a positive vision of where we want our country to be in the year 2050.
- America’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
This PolicyLink report makes the case for an equity-driven growth model that brings together two agendas that have traditionally been separate: the agenda to grow new jobs and bolster long-term competitiveness, and the agenda to ensure that all—especially low-income people and people of color—have the opportunity to benefit from and co-create that growth.
- Making Our Middle Class Stronger: 35 Policies to Revitalize America’s Middle Class (PDF)
This report describes 35 policies developed by the Center for American Progress that would strengthen our middle class by helping address the challenges Americans face in achieving and maintaining a middle-class standard of living. While this report does not tackle every issue of concern to the middle class, it does focus on the central pocketbook issues facing the middle class: the financial squeeze Americans face when they are caught between stagnant income and weak job prospects and rising costs and growing risks of paying for middle class basics such as health care, retirement, housing, and a college education for their children.
- Equity and the Future of the American Economy: A Policy Agenda to Build an Equitable Economy (PDF)
As America continues to become more diverse, the nation’s ability to grow and prosper hinges on how quickly we can erase racial and class divides. Equity, inclusion, and fairness are no longer simply moral imperatives—they are economic ones. This PolicyLink report describes our urgent need for an equity-driven growth model and offers a national policy platform for building an equitable economy.