Race

Current Projects
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A wide-ranging, in-depth, and pragmatic volume published in 2010 discussing the persistently divisive issues surrounding race in America. With a mixed-race president, a Latino population that is now the largest minority, and steadily growing Asian and African-American populations, race is b...
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More than twenty years before Obama's Health Care Reform Act, the American Assembly on The Future of Social Welfare in America advocated improving access to high quality care while containing costs. Participants found that the education system was failing many students, particularly minori...
Past Projects
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This 1972 Assembly examined challenges and new approaches to 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, the divisiveness of racial and ethnic conflict in America, and the ...
Publications
Race is easily the defining point American disunity. The issue's sensitivity and divisiveness are continuously called to our attention by our media and culture -- issues such as bilingual education, census categories, affirmative action, and racial and ethnic profilign are never far from the h...
This 1972 Assembly examined challenges and new approaches to 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, the divisiveness of racial and ethnic conflict in America, and the ...
Even after the election of America's first black president, racial inequality continues to plague the nation. Barack Obama's election ushered in a new era of hope, but measurable racial change is still elusive: We still fail to graduate more than one-quarter of young black men from high school...
Race is easily the defining point of American disunity. The issue's sensitivity and divisiveness are continuously called to our attention by our media and culture -- issues such as bilingual education, census categories, affirmative action, and racial and ethnic profiling are frequently in the...
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 ...
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Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah is Professor of Practice and founding Executive Director of The Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University.  She served as Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House from 2009 to 2011, where she coordinated government efforts to aid innovative nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. An American Assembly Next Generation Fellow in 2009, Shah managed and implemented two of Google.org's global development initiatives and served on President Obama's Transition Board.