ACRE
Action Center on Race and the Economy

Research

Reports by ACRE

 

ACRE, the ReFund America Project, and our partners produce cutting edge research about the role that banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms play in driving racial and economic inequality. 

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United States of Islamophobia

How Corporations In Every State Spread Anti-Muslim Hate.

June 2019 | Report by Crescendo, ACRE, and the Public Accountability Initiative.

 

Leveling the Playing Field

How California Lawmakers Can Stand Up to the Real Estate Industry to Protect Tenants

April 2019 | Report by Sofia Lopez


 

Bankrolling Hate

How Wall Street Supports Racist Politicians and Enables White Supremacy

March 2019 | Report by Alyxandra Goodwin and Carrie Sloan

 

A World-Class City

A Financial Blueprint for the City that Chicagoans Deserve

February 2019 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Alyxandra Goodwin

 

Delivering Hate

How Amazon's Platforms Are Used to Spread White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia and How Amazon Can Stop It

July 2018 | Report by ACRE and the Partnership for Working Families


 
Photo credit: Masha George, via Flickr

Photo credit: Masha George, via Flickr

Ban Them

Taking on the Corporations Behind the Muslim Ban

June 2018 | Report by Molly Gott (LittleSis) and Saqib Bhatti (ACRE)

 

Police Brutality Bonds

How Wall Street Profits from Police Violence

June 2018 | Report by Alyxandra Goodwin, Whitney Shepard, and Carrie Sloan

Local Case Studies:

 

Feeling Salty

How Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Will Force Taxpayers to Take Out Billions in Debt to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

November 2017 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

 

Broken Promises

PROMESA Is a Model for Undermining Democracy and Pushing Austerity Elsewhere in the U.S.

August 2017 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

 

To read the rest of our reports about the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis, please click here.

Para leer el resto de nuestros informes sobre la crisis de la deuda de Puerto Rico, haga clic aquí.

 

Outlook Negative

How Ratings Agencies Punish Local Governments, Create Huge Profits for Wall Street, and Leave Public Employees and People of Color Holding the Bag

May 2017

 

Casting A Wider Net

Increasing opportunities for minority and women owned asset managers in institutional investments |

October 2016 | Report by Talia Schank

 

Time to Pay the Piper

How a Hometown Investment Bank Is Draining Millions from Minnesota Cities, Hospitals, State Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations

September 2016

 

The Financialization of Higher Education

What Swaps Cost Our Schools and Students

June 2016 | Report by Dominic Russel, Carrie Sloan and Alan Smith

 

Municipal Banking: An Overview

Financing Socially Just and Sustainable Forms of Urban Development

April 2016 | Report by Karl Beitel

 

Turned Around

How the Swaps that Were Supposed to Save Illinois Millions Became Toxic | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

January 2016 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

 

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

An Analysis of US Public Pension Investments in Hedge Funds

November 2015 | Report by Elizabeth Parisian, AFT and Saqib Bhatti, Roosevelt Institute

 

Our Kind of Town

A Financial Plan that Puts Chicago's Communities First | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

March 2015 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

 

Wisconsin's Dirty Deals

How Wall Street Drains Taxpayer Money Our of Public Budgets and What We Can Do About It

March 2015 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

 

Dirty Deals

How Wall Street's Predatory Deals Hurt Taxpayers and What We Can Do About It

November 2014 | Report by Saqib Bhatti

 

Riding the Gravy Train

How Wall Street Is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off of Toxic Swap Deals

June 2012