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What Would It Take to Overcome the Damaging Effects of Structural Racism and Ensure a More Equitable Future?

by Charmaine Runes; Donnie Charleston; K. Steven Brown; Kilolo Kijakazi

May 29, 2019

This report calls on civic leaders, advocates, elected officials, and philanthropists to address the legacy of structural racism in the United States and advance racial equity by taking steps to close four large equity gaps between people of color and white people.

Based on interviews and discussions with experts, advocates, practitioners, and policy makers in the fields of wealth building, public education, employment, and justice policy, the report outlines solutions for each of the four interrelated disparities — in wealth, education, employment and earnings, and policing practices — arguing that greater equity in one area could lead to gains in others.