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Talking to Your Kids About Race

What are we saying to our kids about race even when we don’t say anything? In this video, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, explains how it is a false choice whether or not to teach young children about […]

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What We Learned: What It Takes to Advance Racial Equity

As 2022 nears its end and we begin to reflect on all that we have experienced and learned, it is critical that we mold our lessons into tools for action in 2023. In November, Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund (REACH) hosted a learning session, […]

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The Generational Impact Of Racism On Health: Voices From American Indian Communities

“Structural racism toward American Indians and Alaska Natives is found in nearly every policy regarding and action taken toward that population since non-Natives made first contact with the Indigenous peoples of the United States.” In this analysis published through Health Affairs, the authors use stories collected from […]

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Midterm Elections: How These Offices Impact Your Rights

The 2022 Midterm Elections are underway – hundreds of thousands of Americans have lined up at polling places for early voting and thousands more have filled out mail-in ballots. As we approach the official voting day and all that is at stake during this election cycle, now […]

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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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