About Us

Democracy in Color is an organization focused on race, politics and the New American Majority.

We are dedicated to empowering the New American Majority—multiracial, multicultural, and progressive—through media, public conversations, research and analysis on race and politics.

Our mission is to build power by empowering the New American Majority through shining a light on and lifting up progressive people of color and whites, and calling for transparency and accountability from our leaders. Our mission is also to win back our country from those who seek to silence our voices.

Democracy in Color was founded in 2016 by Steve Phillips, author of New York Times bestselling book, Brown Is the New White. Aimee Allison is President of Democracy in Color. In early 2017, Democracy in Color released its “Return of the Majority” plan, the only data-backed plan on how Democrats and progressives can take back the country.

OUR WORK:

  • Campaigns: Campaigns that focus the public’s and decision makers’ efforts on ways to make the Democratic Party and the progressive movement reflective of and accountable to the hopes and aspirations of the New American Majority—especially people of color—and to elevate leadership and practices that expand and deepen the voice and vote of people of color. Democracy in Color also works with groups on the ground in key states to support campaigns such as Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ race for governor that will help win the country back in 2018 and 2020.

  • Podcast: The Democracy in Color podcast, hosted by Aimee Allison, features today’s best and brightest political political leaders, strategists and thinkers of the New American Majority. We’ve featured Senator Cory Booker; Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal; San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs; BART Director Lateefah Simon; writer Eric Liu; #Goodmuslimbadmuslim co-host Tanzila Ahmed; New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb, and writers Rebecca Solnit and Jeff Chang, among many others. Ellen McGirt, editor of Fortune magazine’s raceAhead, calls it: "The smartest podcast on race I've found in ages. Listen and grow."

  • Newsletter: Regular wrap up of news on race and politics through our “Democracy in Color Report” edited by Sharline Chiang.

 

Our Team