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O’Rourke is still the only 2020 candidate to propose boosting homeownership by injecting cash into Americans’ savings accounts.
New investments can revitalize historically excluded neighborhoods, but planners must prioritize racial equity.
At an estimated $1.5 trillion per year, tax expenditures are a significant drain on federal tax revenue.
AI-powered tools are transforming the lives of America’s workers, with profound implications for civil rights.
Partisan debates surrounding homelessness have overlooked evidence showing how to end it.
What would it take to close equity gaps in American education?
The Tar Heel State is the only state still arguing over the current fiscal year’s budget.
The black homeownership rate recently hit the highest recorded level since 2012.
The cost of child care ranges from $4,670 in Mississippi to $18,657 in the District of Columbia.
Local organizations united to address the lack of affordable early care and education in San Antonio's Eastside.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

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