Racial and Gender Justice
Working to combat economic inequality, achieve climate justice, and build peace requires solutions designed to dismantle systemic racism and patriarchy. That’s why all of our projects seek to intersect and achieve justice across gender diversity, and race, in addition to class.
The Human Cost of LGBTQ Book Bans
Banning kids from learning about themselves and each other isn’t just ineffective — it’s cruel.
Remembering Barbara Ehrenreich
The acclaimed author and activist had a 40-year history with the Institute for Policy Studies, first as a staff member and later as a project leader and board member.
Schools Won’t Be Safe Until Lawmakers Respect Students
Lawmakers are filling schools with police and viciously targeting students and teachers. How are kids supposed to learn?
Reproductive Rights Must Include Environmental Justice
Many of the people most impacted by abortion bans are also most impacted by pollution.
Biden’s Debt Cancellation Plan Is a Step Forward on the Racial Wealth Divide
Black students have had to take out larger loans and faced greater difficulty paying them back than other borrowers.
The Great Migration Failed to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide. What’s Next?
Real and lasting economic opportunities for Black families will come only through a serious national reckoning on race.
Combating Corporate ‘Pinkwashing’ During Pride Month With Mutual Aid
With a 22 percent poverty rate, the LGBTQ+ community needs more than rainbow flags from multi-million dollar corporations.
An Ugly New Era of ‘States’ Rights’
The Supreme Court is giving extreme new powers to increasingly autocratic state governments. That’s not democracy.
The Other Side of the Storm
What Do Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of Covid-19 Teach Us About Building a Resilient Care Infrastructure?
New Report: Pandemic Exposed Black Immigrant Domestic Workers to Exploitation, Wage Theft, Lack of Safety
IPS and NDWA’s latest report highlights the experiences of over 1,000 Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, MA, and Miami and exposes continued exploitation, safety hazards, and insecurity during the pandemic.