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COVID-19 & Race

“Recovery efforts that do not deliberately solve for issues facing low-income communities and communities of color only serve to reinforce existing disparities.” To address these issues, PolicyLink has put forth a Common-Sense, Street Smart Recovery – a set of principles designed to “build an inclusive economy and […]

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Advancing Frontline Employees of Color

Employers of frontline talent face an unprecedented opportunity to advance racial equity as a source of competitive advantage.  “At a time when there are rising societal expectations for companies to embrace a more active role in society and lead with an ambitious corporate purpose, employers face an […]

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The Harvest of American Racism

In this article, economist Olugbenga Ajilore argues that in seeking to understand why communities are distressed, others often miss or ignore the fact that structural racism is at the heart of the problem – a reality that has been true throughout America’s history. Ajilore notes, “Just as […]

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Systematic Inequality and American Democracy

While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality. This report by the Center for American Progress,  part of a series on structural racism in the United States, examines how lawmakers continue to protect discriminatory policies and […]

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Systematic Inequality and American Democracy

While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality. This report by the Center for American Progress,  part of a series on structural racism in the United States, examines how lawmakers continue to protect discriminatory policies and […]

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Systematic Inequality and American Democracy

While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality. This report by the Center for American Progress,  part of a series on structural racism in the United States, examines how lawmakers continue to protect discriminatory policies and […]

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Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Under 40 Forum Features RMI Training

“The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, hosted the fourth annual Under 40 Forum. The Forum brought together young leaders identified by Arkansas Business and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal to discuss a pressing issue in the state. […]

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The Power of Perception

“If there was evidence that your communications were limiting your impact, undermining the case for equity, and possibly smearing those you seek to help, would you do something about it?” Author and CEO of the award-winning-narrative-change network BMe Community, Trabian Shorters, poses this question in “The Power […]

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Diversity Fatigue is Real

As the author of this piece notes, “commitments to ‘diversity work’ ebb and flow over the decades. The ebbing is not due to a lack of commitment or conviction. Rather, it can be debilitating to meet the demand for free lessons in cultural competency, while at the […]

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Contracting for Equity

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) joined forces with the Insight Center for Economic Development and author Tim Lohrentz to produce this hands-on issue brief that provides a common approach to furthering the field of practice of contracting equity within government. As noted by the […]

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