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Voices for dismantling racism and creating a Race Equity Culture
Read the news and do something about it.
Each day, we offer an overview on current events and apply an anti-racism lens. Learn how practices embedded in our politics, criminal justice system, and workplaces enforce systemic oppression – and what you can do about it.
RACE TO LEAD REVISITED: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
This report presents findings from our 2019 survey of more than 5,000 nonprofit staff on their experiences of race and leadership in nonprofit settings. It is informed by the findings of the original report and explores new insights around the financial circumstances of respondents and their experiences of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace.
RACIAL EQUITY TOOLS
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
SEEING, RECKONING & ACTING: A PRACTICE TOWARD DEEP EQUITY
Recently, we have noticed a great deal of energy and focus from organizations and groups wanting to pursue equity in their work. In our experience, this is a significant increase from past years. This level of attention and intentionality is inspiring. Equity (beyond “diversity” and “inclusion”) is essential to how we define “quality,” “high performance” and “success.”
For us, equity is core to what we seek in the world: dignity and well-being for everyone, and ensuring that resources and power are shared in ways for all people to realize our full potential, and contribute to thriving, sustainable communities.
Below you will find some of what we have learned in partnership with our clients and peers, about what transformation toward deep equity is and what it takes to advance equity and liberation (with a strong emphasis on racial equity), within our organizations, networks and beyond.
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR RACIAL EQUITY
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to “The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth.” The gains would be equivalent to a continuous boost in GDP growth of 0.5 percent per year, increasing the competitiveness of the country for decades to come. The national study released today by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Altarum concludes that while racial inequities needlessly stifle economic growth, there is a path forward.
The report projects a tremendous boost to the country’s workforce and consumer spending when organizations take the necessary steps to advance racial equity. Led by Ani Turner, co-director of Sustainable Health Spending Strategies at Altarum, researchers analyzed data from public and private sources, including the U.S. Census, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Brandeis University and Harvard University. Their methodology included applying established models to estimate the economic impact of the disparities faced by people of color.