The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a civil rights policy organization with a mission of connecting advocates to social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promoting a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality issues. At the present time, PRRAC is pursuing project-specific work in the areas of housing, education, and health, focusing on the importance of "place" and the continuing consequences of historical patterns of housing segregation and development for low income families in the areas of health, education, employment, and incarceration. PRRAC's work is informed by an extensive national network of researchers, organizers, attorneys, educators, and public health and housing professionals.
PRRAC recently joined a Supreme Court amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, supporting the university’s consideration of race in higher education admissions decisions. The brief was submitted by human rights advocates and argues that the holistic consideration of race in admissions decisions is consistent with international law and our treaty obligations.