Publications

NREI 2021 Annual Report

This 2021 Annual Report provides an overview of the National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) to capture our progress on priorities since the inception of NREI and to provide context to the evolution of NREI to date. As we enter NREI’s second year of operations, we inspirationally look to the work ahead in 2022.

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The Rally Cry Heard Around the Nation: A Case Study on Newark’s Approach to Impactful Police Reform

By analyzing the current state of police reform in the U.S. post-George Floyd and Newark’s approach to solving police misconduct on a local level, this case study will provide a fresh outlook on the city’s true impact and lessons learned.

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The Black Dollar Part I: Cooperative Economics in Africa

African nations must attempt to minimize dependency on foreign direct investment and neo-colonial partnerships and instead strengthen economic relations within themselves. Intra-African trade is a promising path toward creating sustainable development and decolonizing economic independence on the continent.

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Reparations More than 150 Years Later: The Case of Restorative Justice Policy in Evanston, IL

This case study dissects the history of reparations and the overall political discourse of the United States’ attitude towards reparations implementation through current legislation.

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Appeal for Administrative Action: Canceling Student Loan Debt for Historically Black College and University Alumni

Policymakers must prioritize student debt cancellation, particularly for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) borrowers, to alleviate the impact of high intergenerational financial costs.

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