by Tracey Corder, Campaign Director — Policing & Incarceration

“We have predators on our streets. That society has in fact, in part because of its neglect, created. Again it does not mean because we created them that we somehow forgive them or do not take them out of society to protect my family and yours from them. They are beyond the pale many of these people.”

These are not the words of the leader of a police union or a self-proclaimed right wing politician, they are the words of President Joseph R. Biden spoken as part of the justification for passing the Violent Crime Control and Law…

By Tracey Corder, Alyxandra Goodwin and Jasson Perez

Today we affirm past statements that guilty verdicts do not equal justice. Convictions don’t save lives and they are not our end goal. We envision a world where we can live in safety and abundance without being surveilled, incarcerated or imprisoned.

In…

by Brittany Alston, Saqib Bhatti, and Vasudha Desikan

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health emergency but also an economic catastrophe that has had disastrous impacts on Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. While U.S. billionaires have seen their wealth increase by…

President Biden and Secretary Yellen:

The past year has shown us what happens when you layer a public health crisis on top of racial inequity. COVID-19 had a disproportionate effect on Black and Brown neighborhoods that had already been suffering from decades of targeted disinvestment. …

By Tracey Corder and Ramah Kudaimi

Below is an excerpt from “After the Insurrection | An Abolitionist Response to White Supremacy” published February 28th in The organizing publication The Forge.

In the weeks since the white supremacist attack against the Capitol, many elected officials and policymakers have declared that we…

by Alyxandra Goodwin, Jessica Quiason, and Tracey Corder

With each new crisis we face, we see more and more how Big Tech’s influence endangers our communities. From spreading misinformation around the COVID-19 epidemic, to amplifying white supremacy online in the lead up to the Capitol insurrection earlier in January, while…

2/26/20 Joe Biden poses with a campaign supporter at an event.

By Morgan Harper — American Economic Liberties Project and Tia Oso — Action Center on Race and the Economy

During his victory speech last November, incoming President Joe Biden told Black voters, “ You’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.” But as the first full week of the…

By Ramah Kudaimi, Deputy Campaign Director - Crescendo

A woman in a headwrap and woman wearing hijab hold protest signs reading slogals from the Repeal the Ban rally.

Once it became apparent that Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential election, many communities breathed a collective sigh of relief. For Muslim Americans in particular, it was momentous. …

The white supremacist attack on the Capitol on January 6 has shed light on many familiar problems around how such violence is covered by the media and reacted to by policy makers and even our own communities.

Discussions have taken place about how to talk about this attack, the use of the terrorism framework and what that means in prolonging the almost 20 year old Global War on Terror, and why even when an act of violence is clearly rooted in U.S. right-wing, white supremacist movements, some still rely on anti-Muslim metaphors to describe and respond to it.

By Nahid Soltanzadeh, MPower Change, Ramah Kudaimi, ACRE, and Munira Lokhandwala, LittleSis

Stop Calling It Terrorism

Plenty has been written- see links at the end- about why we must resist the urge to label this episode of white supremacist violence “terrorism” and that our goal should be to end the…

By Tia Oso — Director of Communications, ACRE

We all watched in horror last week as a group of armed insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol and attempted a coup in support of Donald Trump. As the story unfolds, it is becoming clear that many in the mob were prepared…

ACRE: Action Center on Race and the Economy

The Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability.

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