An Activist Turned Mainstream Environmental Leader Argues that Racism is Killing the Planet

As director of organizational transformation at the Sierra Club, Hop Hopkins is contributing to the design of the group’s efforts on justice and inclusion as well as the examination of its mission and theory of change with regard to racial equity. Within the organization and its chapters […]

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Demography Is Not Destiny

Adam Sewer contends in this piece for The Atlantic that the 2020 census findings that the white American population has declined might not tell us as much about the political and ideological future of America as some pundits might want us to believe – “Neither the fiction […]

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Ten Ways That Racial And Environmental Justice Are Inextricably Linked

In November of 2021, world leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the successor to the landmark Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. In Paris, the world agreed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by trying to limit global temperature increases to 2C above pre-industrial levels […]

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What is critical race theory? Explaining the discipline that Texas’ governor wants to “abolish”

Last year, conservative activists began using the term “critical race theory” publicly to denounce anti-racist education efforts. Since then, conservative lawmakers, commentators and parents have raised the alarm that critical race theory is being used to teach children that they are racist, and that the U.S. is […]

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3 Ways Schools Can Support Racial Equity

Many U.S. educators are taking a look at how schools’ institutional practices – from the curriculum that is taught to the way that discipline is implemented – reinforce existing systems of power in the United States. But creating schools that intentionally try to unwind years of systemic […]

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America’s Struggle to Overcome Racial Inequities

“If the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama was to have ushered in a unified, ‘post-racial America,’ then events of the past 13 months confirm that, when it comes to race, the U.S. is still a house divided against itself. Some 156 years after the Confederate Army […]

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Words Matter: How to Make Your Communication Inclusive

What ways can the language we use reinforce existing stereotypes and biases? In an episode of the podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart, produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior Sarah Soule and host Matt Abrahams discuss how the details […]

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How are States Addressing Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts?

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues and expands to larger segments of the population a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation raises concerns about disparities in vaccinations for Black and Hispanic people. Ensuring equitable access to the vaccines will be important to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of […]

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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations

The latest webinar in NonProfit Quarterly’s Remaking the Economy series, moderated by NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb, looks at the racial wealth gap, focusing on Black Americans. In 2017 a report titled The Road to Zero Wealth noted that at current trends, by mid-century the […]

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Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

On January 20, 2021 the White House signaled a substantial shift in federal policy with the signing of an Executive Order to advance racial equity and support for communities that have been historically underserved. “Our country faces converging economic, health, and climate crises that have exposed and […]

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