Economic Reports and Issues

Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Consumer Banking Industry

The “Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: Consumer Banking Industry”, highlights key areas where the banking industry can improve to ensure their workforce, leadership and suppliers adequately reflect the demographics of the United States.

The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class

“The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class”, co-authored by Demos and the NAACP, offers new data showing under difficult economic conditions many African American families rely on credit cards to make ends meet or invest in their future.


 The Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Hotel and Lodging Industry

This report examines the representation of people of color in the fast-growing hotel and lodging industry. Five major hotel corporations were graded on a system of diversity and inclusion based on workforce and job advancement, contracting and procurement, and ownership. 


The Debt Super Committee, Inequality, and the Need to Grow our Economy

In this op-ed, we argue for reducing economic inequality and revenue shortfalls with progressive measures (e.g., eliminating the Bush tax cuts) and advocating against regressive measures that will disproportionately burden the middle class -  the true “job creators” and the foundation of a secure economic future.   

NAACP's Nine Reforms to Advance Homeownership

The NAACP proposes nine measures that will help resolve the current housing and foreclosure crisis and will assist in charting a future for housing in America in which the majority of all American communities regardless of race or ethnicity will be able to become homeowners.

State Jobs Legislation

The NAACP reviews and asseses state level jobs and policies, along with offering demands relevant to creating equal economic progress.

Federal Jobs Legislation

The NAACP reviews and assesses jobs at the Federal level along with economic policy in relation to African American communities. This proposal by the economic department addresses legislation and demands.