This site defines racial equity as “the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. When we use the term, we are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities, not just their manifestation. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them.”
To start to pivot, one might imagine what a racially equitable world would look like – what kinds of laws and policies would be in place? How would people relate to each other differently? What are new stories and impressions that could be discussed by mass media or reinforced through popular culture?
Conceptual information about racial equity is included in this section alo [...]
“Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock down. We not only end up confused, rudderless and cynical, but we forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us. ... Protesting, organizing and education are all essential to activism, but they’re not the entire story ... we must also create spaces to cultivate collective freedom dreams. We live in a society where destruction has become the dominant culture. To be truly revolutionary, we need to create space built on love and solidarity.”
~ Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American History at UCLA and author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Reimagining Our Legal, Political, and Economic Systems – Michelle Alexander, FRED Talks
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