Racial Equity

Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Posted June 22, 2018

A pair of studies released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation argue that the metro New Orleans area could realize a $43 billion increase in economic output by 2050 and Mississippi a $54 billion increase if racial equity gaps are closed....

Rashad Robinson, President, Color Of Change

Rashad Robinson, President, Color Of Change

June 20, 2018

PND spoke with Robinson via email about the impetus behind the organization’s founding, hate speech on college campuses, and the state of race relations in America....

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

Posted June 20, 2018

Led by Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a joint project of Race Forward and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the effort seeks to address structural racism by transforming institutional policies, practices, and norms....

Sector Partnerships Promote Jobs, Equity, Report Finds

Sector Partnerships Promote Jobs, Equity, Report Finds

Posted June 17, 2018

Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report highlights ways in which sector partnerships can help businesses close persistent racial disparities and achieve greater equity in the workplace....

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
June 13, 2018
If foundations and nonprofits are to fulfill their social missions, they need to build organizational cultures that are focused on proactive actions designed to dismantle structural racism and inequities both inside and outside their organizations, a report from Equity in the Center, a project of ProInspire, argues. According to the report, Awake...
Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice

Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice

June 5, 2018
Maisha T. Winn (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Education Press, 2018)

Maisha T. Winn, a professor of education at the University of California, Davis, makes a compelling case for the use of restorative justice (RJ) practices in schools as a way to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has destroyed the lives of too many young people of color....

The Cost of Segregation
June 4, 2018
While the degree of racial/ethnic and economic segregation in Chicago is expected to decline between 2015 and 2030 — in part as a result of the growth of the city's Latinx, Asian-American, and multiracial populations — segregation in the region will remain high, a report from the Urban Institute finds. The report, The Cost of Segregation:...
Racial Equity & Arts Funding in Greater Pittsburgh
May 23, 2018
While arts groups led by people of color account for 18 percent of arts organizations in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, they received only 10 percent of public and private grant dollars in 2016, a report from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council finds. Based on grants data and an online survey, the report, Racial Equity & Arts Funding in...
Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action
May 11, 2018
Efforts to support social, emotional, and academic development and to address racial equity cannot be pursued separately, as aspects of the two issues are mutually reinforcing, a report from the Aspen Institute argues. The report, Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action (12 pages, PDF), calls for...
Joyce Foundation Awards Grants for Racial Equity, Economic Mobility

Joyce Foundation Awards Grants for Racial Equity, Economic Mobility

Posted May 3, 2018

In its first grantmaking cycle since refocusing its funding priorities on advancing racial equity and economic mobility, the foundation awarded fifty-nine grants to organizations working to reduce gun violence, broaden educational and economic opportunity, and promote a cleaner environment....