Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government

The toolkit by GARE shares the stories and lessons learned from local government leaders across the country who have built (and continue to build) racial equity strategies. We have seen success with advancing racial equity and government transformation with the following six strategies: (1) Using a racial equity framework, (2) Building organizational capacity, (3) Implementing racial equity tools, (4) Being data-driven, (5) Partnering with other institutions and communities, (6) Communicating and act with urgency.

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Beyond Social Justice: The Threat of Inequality to Workforce Development

This report, written by Patrick Kelly of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, calls upon an array of state-by-state data to help WICHE’s member states better understand the scope of the challenge facing them and the relationships between educational attainment and workforce participation for different racial/ethnic groups. It paints a sobering picture of how much progress needs to be made in ensuring that all residents are well prepared to succeed in the global knowledge economy, in order that the U.S. can retain its place at the forefront of nations.

A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color

This report examines how LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in three areas: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. It also offers detailed recommendations for action to fix the broken bargain for LGBT workers of color by federal, state and local governments, as well as schools, colleges/universities, and employers.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): Racial Equity Analysis and Resources

Policy solutions that dismantle structural and institutional racism and recognize individuals as assets to their communities and the country.

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The Cost of Segregation

The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of regional policy advisers, analyzed segregation patterns in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country and found that segregation is not only an issue in low-income communities or communities of color. Everyone pays a price, measured in lost income, lives and education. 

From Jim Crow Jobs to Employment Equity

This report by the Center for Social Inclusion reflects on the legacy of Jim Crow laws and their impact on jobs for people of color, and offers concrete solutions to address racial inequities in the workforce.

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Leading at the Intersections: An Introduction to the Intersectional Approach Model for Policy & Social Change

An Intersectional perspective or framework encourages policymakers and social change leaders to identify the ways in which race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability and status influence public policy outcomes at the national, state and local levels. This approach can also inform advocacy efforts aimed at increasing equity and equality in society.

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Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT

By focusing on racial equity in an analysis of workforce development, this report provides leaders and other practitioners with solutions to support workers of color to advance in healthcare and IT careers. The first part of this report provides historical context to the creation and expansion of U.S. federal workforce development policy and the particular ways that system became susceptible to prevailing ideologies about marginalized communities and the nature of work. The second part of this report presents data and stories from practitioners and workers of color that shed light on intraorganizational problems and external barriers to advancing racial equity in the field.

Uneven Pain: Unemployment by metropolitan area and race

The Great Recession has caused millions of job losses across the country. Many families and communities are
devastated. While every metropolitan area has experienced some negative economic consequences from the
Great Recession, not all areas have suffered equally. This report details the variation in unemployment across the 50 largest metropolitan areas.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.4 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide.

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