Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Police Kneeled With Me, Then They Drew Their Guns

“No mainstream media covered the abuse we experienced that night, but the mayor taking a knee went viral.”

For a Racism-Free 22nd Century, We Need a Billionaire-Free 21st

The dead hand of gran fortunes past is still poisoning our present.

US Billionaire Wealth Surges to $584 Billion, or 20 Percent, Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

In just three months, the U.S. added 29 more billionaires while 45.5 million filed for unemployment.

The Fight for Equality Just Won a Huge Victory

There’s a lot of bad news out there, but I hope we’ll celebrate amid the pain.

Conservatives Are Comparing Racial Justice Protestors to Maoists

Right-wing “intellectuals” uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter movement have latched onto a dubious historical analogy.

The Movement for Black Lives Is a Small-Town Movement, Too

Turns out a whole lot of Americans don’t like racism or police brutality — even in conservative, white, rural, or southern towns.

Black Immigrant Domestic Workers Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism.

Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism.

Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt

Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.