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 [...]
Racial Justice and Liberation
3 Liberatory Principles for Emerging Freedom Fighters
Black Futures Month
The Movement for Black Lives
Adiel Suarez-Murias, Lola Ibrahim, et al.
“Black Women Need to Unlearn the Pattern of Martyrdom”: Activist Adrienne Maree Brown Discusses How to Make Revolution Irresistible and What Black Liberation Looks Like for Black Women
Christina M. Tapper
“We Deserve a Country That Values All of Our Lives”: Highlander Director Talks COVID, BLM and Racism in America
Agenda to Build Black Futures
Charlene Carruthers, Janaé Bonsu, et al.
Centering Blackness: The Path to Economic Liberation for All
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin
Meshell Ndegeocello, Charlotte Brathwaite, et al.
Bismillah, LLC; Fisher Center at Bard; CAP UCLA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; True Colors; Festival de Marseille
Critical Liberation Theory
Barbara J. Love, Keri DeJong, Christopher Hughbanks
Let’s Go Broke for Black Freedom
LaShawn Routé Chatmon
National Equity Project; Medium.com
What We Must Do: On Ensuring Black Freedom
Nat Chioke Williams
An Evolutionary Roadmap for Belonging and Co-Liberation
Sonali Sangeeta Balajee
Othering & Belonging: Expanding the Circle of Human Concern
An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi with Mia Birdsong
Black Freedom Beyond Borders: A Wakanda Immigration Anthology
Aisha Shillingford, Calvin Williams, Rufaro Gwarada, Terry Marshall, et al.
Wakanda Dream Lab; Movement Strategy Center (MSC); Power California; Intelligent Mischief
What Is Racial Justice?
Race Files, A Project of ChangeLab
Re-Imagining Equitable Futures
Understanding Racial Equity
The Problem With That Equity Vs. Equality Graphic You’re Using
Leading for Equity
Racial Equity Slam Poetry
The Business Case for Racial Equity
Altarum Institute; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
“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
Also in this section:
Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity
Decolonization Theory and Practice
System of White Supremacy and White Privilege