Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.
IN THE MEDIA
Rashad Robinson is quoted on how while Democrats worry about how to woo white voters that supposedly cost them the election in 2016, they are also waking up to the idea that they cannot win the presidency without mobilizing Black voters — and they cannot do that without talking about race.
- The Crime Report
This article discusses COC’s solutions for systems change to stop police violence from undoing policies that incentivize brutality to creating a database that tracks use of force by officers. Too often, killings are attributed to “one bad apple” cop when in truth, police violence against communities of color is systemic and this narrative does little to fuel change.
- Ms. Magazine
Arisha Hatch, COC’s managing director of campaigns, explains how District Attorneys are an important way to protect women’s rights in the latest assault on abortion and choice. COC is running a campaign to fight back against the newest laws, which will undoubtedly be used against Black and Brown women, low-income women, and women suffering miscarriages.
- Houston Chronicle
Our criminal justice campaigns director Scott Roberts applauds a new settlement to fix Houston’s bail system and address racial disparities. “Cash bail has for too long disproportionately harmed Black families, as thousands are confined to a jail cell solely because they cannot pay to be released. These individuals lose their jobs, their homes and their children.”
- New York Times
Rashad is quoted in this NY Times article on how, for Democrats, success means not just opposing Trump but building a ticket and platform progressives can get excited about. “Democrats can’t simply rely on people’s hate for Trump for being the aspirational thing that turns people out. When black people’s numbers surged in 2012, it wasn’t because they hated Mitt Romney.”
- Ars Technica
Our Sr. Campaign Director Brandi Collins-Dexter quoted in this article of holding Facebook accountable its wrongdoings. “The public has a right to know what laws Facebook violated. Corporations should face consequences for violating the public trust, not be given a rubber stamp to carry out business as usual.”