Race

Uniting America

A series of six Assemblies held between 1999 and 2002 that focused on finding "common ground" on some of the more  divisive issues in American life, from racial equality to religion to family structure.

 

Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission

This event held on April 20th, 2018 will explore current research on race in the US, fifty years after the Kerner Report, and will be followed by the launch of a new publication by the Eisenhower Foundation.

Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice

The "Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice" conference was held in Newark, NJ, on December 8th, 2015.

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future

2010. Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor

Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink; Stewart Kwoh, president of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; and Manuel Pastor, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, bring new perspectives to "race," an essential US issue of identity and disunity.

Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America

2002. Angela Glover Blackwell (ed.), Stewart Kwoh (ed.), Manuel Pastor (ed.)

A diagnosis and set of strategies for addressing the economic and social inequalities that exacerbate racial divisions in America.

 

The United States and the Americas: A Twenty-first Century View

1999. Albert Fishlow (ed.), James Jones (ed.)

Canada and Mexico are our first and second largest trading partners. We sell more to Brazil than to China, more to Chile than to India. Venezuela is our number-one energy supplier.  But the relationship goes well beyond economics. We are inextricably and increasingly linked politically by immigration, drug policy, environment, human rights issues, and regional security. This volume offers a vision of hemispheric relations for the twenty-first century that corresponds to that reality.

Prisoners in America

This 1972 Assembly examined mass incarceration in America and its disportionate impact on minority groups.

Racial Equality: Public Policies for the Twenty-first Century

2001. The American Assembly

Drawing on the 2001 Uniting America Assembly on racial equality, this report argues that racial equality is contingent on wider progress in reforming criminal justice and increasing economic opportunity for all Americans. 

Uniting America--Racial Equality: Public Policies for the Twenty-first Century

This 2001 Uniting America Assembly addressed the persistent challenge of racial inequality in American society. Participants concluded that racial equality is contingent on wider progress in reforming the criminal justice system and increasing economic opportunity for all Americans. 

 

 

Prisoners in America

1972. The American Assembly
This report from a 1972 Assembly of the same name discussed the chronic problems of the criminal justice system in America.  The resulting report focused on the need to address the wider social and economic inequalities that contribute to crime and condemned the disproportionate imprisonment of minorities.
 

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