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Race Matters: Impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget Proposal

Race Matters: Impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget Proposal

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Published by: Public Policy and Education Fund of NY on Mar 22, 2010
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Race Matters
Impact of the 2010-11
Executive Budget Proposal
“Though race related issues continue tooccupy a significant portion of our politicaldiscussion, and though there remain manyunresolved racial issues in this nation, we,average Americans, simply do not talkenough with each other about race.”
 - United States Attorney General Eric Holder February 18, 2009
Race Matters: Impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget Proposal
This report was primarily written by Bob Cohen, Esq., the Policy Director of Public Policy and Education Fund(PPEF), Inc. Marina Marcou-O’Malley and Sumaya Saati of the Alliance for Quality Education wrote theeducation section. Contributions were made by Shanna Goldman, PPEF’s Organizing Director and researchassistance was provided by PPEF interns Yin Wenlei and Joy Kim. PPEF Communications Director CharlieAlbanetti designed the report.PPEF is a research and advocacy organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. To order more copies of this report, please contact us as follows:94 Central AvenueAlbany, NY 12206518.465.4600 x 104518.465.2890www.ppefny.org info@ppefny.org (This report is also posted at www.citizenactionny.org)No project that covers so many areas of New York State policy could be written without significant help. PPEFgratefully acknowledges these organizational representatives, who kindly agreed to review particular sectionsof this report: Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza and Wayne Ho, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families,Jameelah Muhammad, New York Jobs With Justice, Paul Webster, New York State United Teachers and NAACP(introductory section and general themes of report); Paul Webster, New York State United Teachers and NAACP(higher education); Arianne Garza and Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society and Ericka Stallings,New York Immigration Coalition (health care); Kristin Brown Lilley, Empire Justice Center, Ericka Stallings, New York Immigration Coalition and, Sondra Youdelman, Community Voices Heard (human services); GeneRussianoff, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign (public transit); Matt Ryan, New York Jobs With Justice (jobs);Shelly Nortz, Coalition for the Homeless (homeless programs); and Mardi Crawford, New York State Defenders’Association/New York State Defenders Justice Fund and Serena Alfieri, The Correctional Association of New York (criminal and juvenile justice).Several organizations also provided input on the general plan for the report, suggesting major themes toinclude, including Alliance for Quality Education, New York City Coalition for Educational Justice, New YorkImmigration Coalition, Community Voices Heard, Community Service Society, Fiscal Policy Institute, VoiceBuffalo, Make the Road New York and Citizen Action of New York.As an examination of the citations to this report indicates, we’ve also extensively consulted the budgettestimony and other budget publications written by numerous colleagues in the non-profit world and social justice movements. We’d like to thank them for their research and advocacy, particularly on behalf of people of color and vulnerable New Yorkers.PPEF is of course fully responsible for any errors in this report.

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