October 22, 2009
ColorLines magazine went on the road from New York to Jamaica this summer to investigate the collateral effects of deportation on immigrant communities. The resulting Torn Apart article series and multimedia project is being released today at
October 1, 2009

ARC Releases Edited Volume Analyzing Racial Politics and Election of Barack Obama
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Media Contact: Debayani Kar 510.338.4917 or [email protected]


October 1, 2009: The Applied Research Center (ARC) has released an edited volume featuring 20 prominent thinkers and activists on race and the 2008 election, Changing the Race: Racial Politics and the Election of Barack Obama. This election reader comes just as the nation debates whether the aggressive criticism of President Obama over the past few months is rooted in racism.

May 18, 2009

Applied Research Center Says Solving Structural Inequities will Alleviate Recession


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A report released today by the Applied Research Center (ARC), a racial justice think-tank, finds that an inclusive and equitable national economic recovery will require that the country address deep patterns of racial discrimination and disparities. The report, titled “Race & Recession,” found that numerous policies and institutional practices that create racial inequity are among the root causes of the subprime mortgage crisis and economic downturn.  While several economists and analysts have focused on the “what” and “how” questions behind the current recession, an in-depth analysis of income, unemployment, foreclosures, and public benefits brings the largely overlooked “who” into the analysis: Who were predatory loans targeted towards? Which Americans are losing jobs?

April 27, 2009

April 28th at 1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm EST briefing and Q&A for journalists


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April 27, 2009: The Applied Research Center (ARC) is releasing their report on President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, examining both highs and lows of policy decisions on the economy, health care, immigration, and civil rights, all through the lens of racial justice.

April 22, 2009

Low Income and Minority Children Disproportionately Affected


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04.22.2009 – New York: A national study released today by the Applied Research Center (ARC) shows the effects of unlicensed care on the quality and safety of childcare for low-income families.

March 27, 2008

(January 29, 2008—Minneapolis, MN) The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) has released the 2nd Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity. The report grades the Minnesota Governor and the Legislature on their leadership to address the growing racial disparities facing Minnesota’s communities of color, and finds that both share a "D".

February 20, 2008

(February 20, 2008—Chicago, IL) With the state legislature beginning its session this week, a new report by ARC, Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008, finds that dire racial inequities demand more attention in Springfield, Illinois.

February 11, 2008

(February 21, 2008—Chicago, IL) The Applied Research Center (ARC) released the findings of its second annual report, Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008, at a daylong series of events in Chicago and Springfield.  While the State Senate held steady with a grade of 'B', the House received a grade of 'C', a decline from last year's showing.

January 15, 2008

(15 de Enero, 2008—California) Un nuevo informe de investigación llevado a cabo por el Applied Research Center (ARC) documenta el fracaso por parte de los legisladores de California en no invertir en políticas que beneficien a todos los californianos.

January 14, 2008
(January 2007—Oakland, CA) A new research report, Facing Race: California Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007, from the Applied Research Center (ARC) documents the failure of California lawmakers to invest in policies that benefit all Californians.
March 23, 2007
(March 22, 2007—New York, NY) Award-winning mystery novelist and social commentator, Walter Mosley challenged party politics on Capitol Hill during the opening of ARC's national conference on racial justice.
March 15, 2007
(March 15, 2007—New York, NY) Tensions increased today after the grand jury in the Sean Bell case failed to decide whether to indict three NYPD officers. 
November 13, 2006
(April 14, 2006—Minneapolis, MN) The Organizing Apprenticeship Project delivered grades to the Minnesota State Legislature, criticizing a marked failure to advance racial equity in Minnesota. 
November 13, 2006
(November 14, 2006—Oakland, CA) New research from ARC shows the California Legislature scoring a “C-” and Governor Schwarzenegger a “D,” and reveals that partisan politics are standing in the way of progress.
November 12, 2006
(November 13, 2006—Chicago, IL) Facing Race 2006: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity represents the first time Illinois lawmakers have been evaluated on their response to issues of racial equity.
August 14, 2006

(August 14, 2006—New York, NY) The analysis released today by the Applied Research Center tracks demographic changes along racial lines between 2000 and 2005. Available online, the fact sheet provides state-by-state data charting the rapid rise of communities of color in the U.S.

July 5, 2006

(July 5, 2006—New York, NY) The Board of Directors of the Applied Research Center (ARC) announced today that Rinku Sen has taken on the position of President and Executive Director at the national research and policy institute. Ms. Sen will immediately take over the leadership role vacated by founding director Gary Delgado who steps down this month. 

April 15, 2006

El Centro de Investigación Aplicada da a conocer los resultados de la evaluación al Gobernador Schwarzenegger y al Cuerpo Legislativo Estatal. Consultoría en Comunicaciones. Noviembre 16 , 2005. Contactos:Andre Banks (510) 289-0102 movil, (212) 513-7925 oficina, Gina Acebo (510) 882-6255 movil, (510) 653-3415 oficina.

April 15, 2006

Lawmakers Decry Dramatic Failure of Governor's Policies for Blacks, Latinos, Asians. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. November 16 , 2005. Media Contacts:Andre Banks (510) 289-0102 cell, (212) 513-7925 office.


April 15, 2006

According to New Legislative Report Card on Race. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. February 24, 2005. Media Contact: Andre Banks (917) 456-7759 cell.