Economic Reports and Issues

Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Hotel and Lodging Industry

This report is an update to the 2012 Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Hotel and Lodging Industry, to examine the changes in the representation of people of color in the fast-growing hotel and lodging industry. Four major U.S. hotel corporations were graded on a system that calls attention to the racial inclusion and diversity practices of the lodging industry as they pertain to the workforce, governing body, property ownership/management, employee transition, and suppliers.

View the 2019 report card here.
View the 2012 report card here.

Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Healthcare Industry

The Opportunity & Diversity Report Card: The Healthcare Industry is the third in a series of NAACP’s economic report cards on corporate diversity and inclusion. With the healthcare industry being one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country, it is important to highlight opportunities in the industry and where we can strengthen people of color’s full participation. View the report card here.

Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: The Consumer Banking Industry

The Opportunity Diversity Report Card, highlights key areas where the banking industry can improve to ensure their workforce, leadership and suppliers adequately reflect the demographics of the United States. View the report card here.

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 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 assesses 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.

Economic Inclusion Plans

The Economic Inclusion Plans (EIP) are a resource for community residents, elected officials, and stakeholders to alleviate systematic, government-sanctioned racial discrimination through beneficial economic policy and programmatic solutions. For each EIP, the NAACP analyzed how each of these cities – each marked by a history of police brutality and social unrest – fare in the face of the economic inequalities that afflict them. View the reports below:

Minority Empowerment Index

In our own evolution of working to advance economic opportunity for all, the NAACP partnered with Impact Shares, Inc. in the launch of the NAACP Minority Empowerment Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)–a new tool that scores and ranks companies on the S&P 500 based on their commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The ETF was created using NAACP’s corporate scorecard model to hold corporations accountable through a market-driven approach.  Review the latest Fact Sheet here.

*The NAACP does not manage the fund, nor do we score or rank the companies. We contributed the criteria to score and rank companies on the S&P 500 based on factors including board and supplier diversity and community involvement. 

For more information, please visit the Impact Shares site here.