This year, the United States will celebrate 29 years of civil-rights progress under the Americans With Disabilities Act. According to the U.S. Census and the Labor Department, people with disabilities are half as likely to have a bachelor’s degree and twice as likely to be unemployed. Issues of disability affect people of every race, class, and gender identity, which means that ignoring those issues only compounds structural racism and class and gender discrimination.
Racial inequity is inextricably connected to almost every social challenge that philanthropy seeks to address. Quality healthcare, affordable housing, access to better education, participation in a fair economy—these are just some of the challenges that disproportionately affect people of color and are central to the mission-driven work undertaken by foundations. In this SSIRLive! program, three foundation leaders will explore these pressing questions and more. These expert speakers will explain their organizations’ efforts to advance racial equity—inherently tied to diversity and inclusion—into their institutions and impact investing practices. Registration is required for access to this complimentary webinar (access will be provided for a 12 month period).
In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek. Throughout the social sector, there remains a glaring omission of a fundamental element of social impact: race equity. Race equity must be centered as a core goal of social impact across the sector in order to achieve our true potential and fulfill our organizational missions. The goal of this publication was to identify the personal beliefs and behaviors, cultural characteristics, operational tactics, and administrative practices that accelerate measurable progress as organizations move through distinct phases toward race equity.
Fakequity= Fake Equity. Fakequity is bad. It shows up as all talk and no action. Blog’s on this page explore a range of topics such as how access isn’t equity, a racial equity mapping tool, changing the way we advocate and many other topics on how we can take equity action in the workplace.
Millennials now represent the largest generation of Americans, and they are by far the most racially and ethnically diverse generation, in the country. The GenForward Survey is the first of its kind—a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18-34 conducted bimonthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity influence how young adults or Millennials experience and think about the world. Explore this report that provides an extensive look at how Millennials think about race, the racial order, and racism in society in the age of Trump.
The latest report from the Millennial Impact Project, an annual survey of young people’s involvement with cause work, reveals how the generation born between 1980-2000 is supporting the causes they care about. This article touches on the results of this survey and how young people who are passionate about social issues are turning their interest in to activism.
Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a report detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve. Explore the report to learn more about its findings and the impact of racism in the U.S.
World Trust’s holistic frame shows the continual interaction between the internal (personal) and external (interpersonal, structural/institutional) manifestations of bias. The importance of continual self-work to understand and heal one’s own internalized privilege/oppression is integral to the ability of changemakers to analyze and dismantle systemic inequity. This article discusses this important framework, offering it to support personal insight and renewal as well as to build capacity to analyze inequity in policy, law and institutions such as education, health care, corporations and the judicial system.
Equity culture is one focused on proactive counteraction of social inequities inside and outside of its organization. Creating a race equity culture and closing the racial leadership gap will help organizations succeed at their missions. This report from Equity in the Center works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity.
A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions. The REIA assessment can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities.