America Healing is a strategy for racial healing toward racial equity, and is designed to raise awareness of unconscious biases and inequities and to help communities heal. Our goal is to support and empower communities in their efforts to dismantle the structures that limit opportunities for vulnerable children. We work towards this by addressing the issue, informing ourselves and those around us, and making a commitment to join together for change.
How This Foundation Works For Racial Equity at a Local Level
While the big national funders working for racial equity are well known, it's also important to pay attention to smaller outfits—like the Akonadi Foundation, which focuses on movement building in Oakland.
This is how some mayoral candidates plan to improve racial equity in St. Louis
Portions of this article first appeared in the St. Louis American. This story has been updated and now includes audio. This April, St. Louis will elect a
How the Federal Tax Code Can Better Advance Racial Equity
Historical racism and continuing racial prejudice and discrimination have helped to shape factors that determine households’ tax liability, and changes in tax policy and administration can widen or narrow racial disparities.
Community invited to learn about JCPS racial equity policy
Meeting set for July 19 at Central High School A Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) plan developed to improve educational outcomes for all students will be presented to the Louisville community next week. Superintendent Marty Pollio is inviting Louisville community members to learn more about the District Commitment to Racial Educational Equity policy during a meeting at Central High School on July 19 “I firmly believe…
Do we know what we are trying to fix? Racial Equity in the Movement to End Homelessness
I’ve worked in human services and ending homelessness for over 14 years, both locally and nationally. Finally, the movement is starting to talk about race.
Listening and Evolving: How a Community Foundation Put Racial Equity at the Center of Its Work
Community foundations tend to play things safe, given the many stakeholders they must please. So how did the Brooklyn Community Foundation get out front on racial equity, becoming an early philanthropic leader on these issues? Here’s the inside story.
A guide to incorporating a racial and ethnic equity perspective throughout the research process
Authors The recommendations in this resource are drawn from How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research: Practical Guidance for the Research Process , and aim to fill a gap in resources that help researchers approach their work with a racial and ethnic equity lens. This resource and the paper it is drawn from are working documents. If you have suggestions for how to improve them, please reach out to Kristine Andrews . More than 150 years since slavery ended…
Racial Me Time, Or, How to Recover From Awkward Racial Conversations
In this installment of the Illipsis, Jay Smooth speaks out publicly about his much-publicized appearance last week on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes.”
How Racial Incidents Sparked Change At The University Of Missouri
There was a turn of events in Columbia, Mo., on Monday, when the chancellor of the university there, and the president of the entire University of Missouri system announced they would resign.
Racial Justice Series: Part 4 [A Conversation With Propaganda]
A conversation with Propaganda about racial justice in America today, and why 'colorblindness' is a barrier to racial justice.
Why Racial Equality Is Good for the Economy, in One Chart
How the Breakdown of the American Family Fosters Racial Inequalities
In the 1960s radical groups, including many feminists, conspired to tear down the traditional, married family ; little did they know they w...
Why white people should protest racial injustice
Why white people should protest racial injustice Surrounding me are students wearing Cal sweatshirts, young mothers with children, hippie types with gray ponytails, and a few middle-aged women like me. The irony of being a white person mimicking a black person begging for mercy from a white police officer is not lost on me. [...] it does not represent my beliefs or my values and, in fact, repulses me. [...] while I realize that being bothered by racism is very different from confronting…
Why the Racial Wealth Gap Persists
For every dollar in wealth that white families have, black families hold just five to 10 cents.
Letter from Berlin: The Lessons of History and the Heresy of Racial Superiority
The lessons of history are warning enough. The lessons of heresy are even more pressing. Brothers and sisters in Christ, we dare not miss the lessons of history and heresy. God will judge us. This we know.
A Prosecutor's Guide for Advancing Racial Equity
Black and Latino people are overrepresented in the U.S. criminal justice system. While racial disparity in case outcomes is often attributed to law enforcement practices or judicial decision making, the role of prosecutors is overlooked. In fact, prosecutors have wide discretionary power in case processing decisions—from initial screening, charging, bail, and pretrial recommendations, to diversion, plea bargaining, and sentencing Until now, prosecutors have lacked ready access…
Here’s Why The Day Of Racial Healing Is An On-Going Commitment
Following the 2016 presidential election, I went door to...
Why Disparate Impact Claims Are Essential To Racial Justice
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld that the discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act do not need to show explicit discrimination, but can include “disparate impact” claims. This
How States and Cities Reinforce Racial Segregation in America
The black-white divide is still a major problem. Government policies are partially to blame.