In 2006, kids of color populated the child welfare system at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. What wasn’t so obvious was unintended racial bias being part of the reason. Racial equity is not easy to attain if unintended bias is not addressed. This fact sheet brings an awareness to the inequity in the U.S. child welfare system, shows the consequences of unintended actions and presents tools and strategies to mitigate racial inequities. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute.