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Students create Racial Equity Report to show the effects of racism in Vermont

What students can and should be introduced to their school curriculum has been the topic of much debate over the last few years. Amongst the most contentious of topics, in a growing number of school districts lessons around race and ethnicity, racism and racial equity have been […]

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5 Policy Solutions to Advance Racial Equity in Housing

Habitat for Humanity has recognized housing inequality as a primary culprit behind the large racial wealth gap between Black and white households in the U.S. “Mobilizing public and political will to craft and implement remedies necessary for a more just future is critical to rectifying the years […]

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Racism is magnifying the deadly impact of rising city heat

Large swaths of the United States are facing stretches of record breaking temperatures. For years, scientists have been mapping correlations between race, poverty and heat in cities, and suggesting solutions to reduce the dangers. As we move deeper into the heat of the summer months, it is […]

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Gun Violence is a Racial Justice Issue

“Gun violence alone reduces the life expectancy of Black Americans by four years. And yet, the U.S. largely ignores the external, systemic factors driving inequality and violence in Black neighborhoods.” This resource by Brady explores why upstream, systemic change is needed to bolster community-based solutions to successfully […]

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Philanthropy and Racial Justice: Responsibility, Progress, and the Outlook for 2022

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors look back on whether philanthropy made progress in its racial equity and justice efforts in 2021 – and provide an outlook for additional developments in 2022. Read their conversation here.

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If America is ‘Beyond Racism,’ Why Does Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination Seem Like A Miracle?

“In a staunchly democratic country founded on clear principles of ‘equality for all,’ it shouldn’t feel like a miracle for an impeccably credentialed, highly experienced Black female jurist to be nominated to the Supreme Court – yet it does.” In her piece for Forbes, Dana Brownlee argues […]

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Black History Month Is About Seeing America Clearly

Esau McCaulley says in his piece for The New York Times, “History is not merely the study of intent; it encompasses effect.” As public debates around an alleged incursion of critical race theory into public school education have transformed into policy proposals and book bans, it was […]

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Racial Equity in Higher Education Starts in the Admissions Office

The Supreme Court announced on January 24, 2022 that it will reconsider race-based affirmative action in college admissions. Specifically, the Court has said it will hear challenges to policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina that use students’ race among many criteria to decide who […]

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Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism

Children are never too young to learn about diversity. As young as 3 months old, they may look differently at people who look like or don’t look like their primary caregivers. PBS for Parents has compiled resources designed to give parents and caregivers the confidence to handle […]

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How Black leaders are pursuing racial equity in St. Louis

During her campaign, newly elected St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones promised to tackle the history of deep neglect that had kept her city mired in poverty and blight by looking “at every issue through a racial equity lens.” Instead of laying blame on people, Jones pointed to […]

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