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Race Matters Institute seeks a part-time Program Associate committed to social justice

JustPartners, Inc. (JPI) www.justpartners.org, home of the Race Matters Institute (RMI) www.racemattersinstitute.org , is a small, highly active organization that can offer the right applicant immediate hands-on experience within an entrepreneurial enterprise committed to social justice. You can expect to gain an insider’s view of nonprofit operations, new product […]

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Racial Equality or Racial Equity? The Difference it Makes

Third in the blog series “What is Racial Equity?” by the Race Matters Institute Are you confused about the difference between equality and equity? You’re not alone! Let’s see if we can help clarify. This is not a word game – it matters deeply for how we […]

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Racial Equity Cannot Be Measured Without Disaggregating Data

  Second in the blog series “What is Racial Equity?” by the Race Matters Institute Applying a racial equity lens to one’s work requires that data be “broken apart” by race. At the Race Matters Institute, one of the first questions we ask the organizations we work […]

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What do We Mean When We Say Racial Equity?

A new blog series by the Race Matters Institute During a staff meeting about the Institute’s work, one of my colleagues turned to me and said, “When we write about racial equity, we expect people to not only know what we are talking about but also to […]

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Place Matters: Talking about Race, Place, History, and Today’s Communities

Place Matters: Talking about Race, Place, History, and Today’s Communities Place Matters: Talking about Race, Place, History, and Today’s Communities Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a staff retreat with a group of K-12 educators and staff who were grappling with how to talk about […]

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What’s Race Got To Do With It?

  George Zimmerman’s Acquittal: On Saturday night, the world received news that George Zimmerman was acquitted for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Our reaction like many was filled with confusion, disappointment, and anger. How could this be? How could Zimmerman possibly be found innocent in his […]

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Did Chicago Make the Right Decision to Close 50 Public Schools?

Did Chicago Make the Right Decision to Close 50 Public Schools? Several weeks ago, the Chicago Board of Education decided to eliminate 50 “underutilized” public elementary schools in Chicago- many of which primarily consist of low-income and minority students. This change in the school system was pushed […]

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Do We Still Need Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Do We Still Need Affirmative Action in College Admissions? Postsecondary institutions have used race as a factor (affirmative action) in college admission procedures to give more opportunity to students of color who have historically been discriminated against in higher education. Over the last several years, however, affirmative […]

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Do We Still Need Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?

In February, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Shelby County vs. Holder to decide whether or not Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is still needed for certain states in the U.S to prevent discrimination in voting. For states who have had past issues with discrimination […]

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