Hard Truths

If you’re white or rich, it’s easy to believe that racism is something that ended years ago. But the hard truth is: That’s not supported by facts. Our society, institutions and culture are still filled with barriers that shut out people because of the color of their skin, the origins of where they were born and other factors they can’t control. Axios Hard Truths is a year-long project to go deeper and explain how race and inequality holds us back.
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Education

Education
Education is viewed as America’s great equalizer. But our segregated past supports barriers to quality education today.
Education in America

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A conversation on America's education inequities

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The Hard Truth about school police

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Our commitment to growth in underserved communities

The Capital One Impact Initiative is supporting socioeconomic mobility through a $200 million, five-year commitment to closing gaps in equity and opportunity.

Read about our focus on creating a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper.

Voting

Voting
Americans believe that all citizens have equal access to our fundamental democratic right: voting. But the fact is racial politics still suppress votes.
Race and voting in America

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A conversation on America's voting barriers

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The hard truth of voter suppression

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Our commitment to growth in underserved communities

The Capital One Impact Initiative is supporting socioeconomic mobility through a $200 million, five-year commitment to closing gaps in equity and opportunity.

Read about our focus on creating a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper.

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