Research Posts Archive - Action Center on Race and the Economy

Fidelity’s Fossil Fuel Problem

Fidelity’s lagging on climate and environmental justice issues comes as less of a surprise given its extremely close - but largely unscrutinized - ties to the fossil fuel industry, specifically at the heights of the firm’s ownership and governance.

Vanguard’s Empty Promises

Vanguard’s Empty Promises: How Vanguard Funds Harm and Fuels Extractive Industry Pennsylvania based asset manager, Vanguard, is the world’s second largest asset manager, with over $8 trillion in assets under management. Vanguard is referred to as a “universal owner,” with

Breaking Up With Bad Banks

There has been growing recognition over the last decade of the destructive role that big banks have played in our society, harming our communities and our planet. There is wider awareness now of the ways that big banks worsened racial economic inequality, by both redlining certain neighborhoods, preventing families of color from buying homes, and also targeting those same neighborhoods for high-cost predatory loans that stripped homeowners of their wealth.

21st Century Policing

21ST CENTURY POLICING: The Rise and Reach of Surveillance Technology Sitting at the intersection of criminalization and capitalism, the use of emerging surveillance technology has become increasingly popular among police departments in the United States over the last few decades.

Fueling the Fire

Fueling the Fire: Why any fossil fuel industry bailout will be disastrous for communities of color | OCT 2020

Cancel Wall Street

How Our State and Local Governments Can Save More Than $160 Billion a Year by Cutting Interest Payments to Investors | by Saqib Bhatti and Brittany Alston | SEP 2020