America is a diverse society, and it works best when everybody who works hard can achieve their own vision and dreams.  We trust each other – and our nation – when we feel that we are getting a fair shake. Ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance at success is a basic American value and an important building block for a stronger country.


Among full- and part-time workers in the U.S. in 2015, blacks earned 75% as much as whites and women earned 83% as much as men. [19]


Today America locks up 666 people per 100,000, but some states have already lowered their rates to 2/3rds of the national average. In other high-income countries the rate is 75% lower. [20][21]


California combats bias and profiling by requiring that data be collected on police stops, including perceived race and ethnicity, the reason for the encounter and the outcome, as well as annual reports on cases in which the use of force results in serious injury or death. [22] All states should take practical precautions against ethnic and racial profiling.


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