Center for American Progress

This is a joint publication between the Center for American Progress and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, The column was co-authored with Darrick Hamilton of the Kirwan Institute. Author's Note: CAP uses "Black and African American" interchangeably throughout many of our products. We chose to capitalize "Black" in order to reflect that we are discussing a group of people and to be consistent with the capitalization of "African-American."