Automotive Project – Research Papers

The Swinging Pendulum of Diversity (2016)

In The Swinging Pendulum of Diversity, we look at how over the years diversity has gone from a concept initially focused on growing African American participation, to a concept focused on Hispanics, women, the LGBTQ community, and others--all at the expense of African Americans.

Structural Racism in America (2015)

In this research document, we dissect the racial disparity in the criminal justice system, the educational system, employment, redistricting and several other areas.

The Diversion of Diversity (2014)

This research paper looks at diversity in America and how over the years it has been used more as a diversionary tactic than a unifying concept.

What is a "War on Whites?" Is there such a thing as the "paranoid myth of white victimhood?" These questions and more are explored in this thought-provoking document.

The Assault on Diversity (2013)

"The Assault on Diversity" chronicles how corporate America has its crosshairs on the concept of diversity in various industries, including automotive, advertising, auto dealerships, and others.

The Economic Impact of the Automotive Industry on Urban Communities (2012)

This 2012 research paper titled "The Economic Impact of the Automotive Industry on Urban Communities" documents the importance of the auto industry on urban communities in the U.S.

Salvaging Our Legacy (2011)

Rev. Jackson and the Rainbow Push Automotive Project team mobilized when black-owned auto suppliers found themselves in peril during the 2008 recession. Read what steps the organization took to save many of these suppliers.