Jumpstarting Policy Conversations That Address Racial Inequities

Posted November 19, 2015
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Race is a clear dif­fer­ence-mak­er in the well-being of kids. 

Find­ing solu­tions to address racial inequities through leg­isla­tive action, how­ev­er, is incred­i­bly chal­leng­ing – and even more so in the absence of mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions about race and racial inequities. 

To get peo­ple – and pol­i­cy­mak­ers – talk­ing, the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has devel­oped It’s Time to Talk: How to Start Con­ver­sa­tions About Racial Inequities.”

In this report, the Foundation’s KIDS COUNT state part­ners in Nebras­ka, Wis­con­sin and Wash­ing­ton tell how thought­ful, data-dri­ven com­mu­ni­ty dia­logue can move the nee­dle toward equi­ty and inspire lead­ers to con­vene con­ver­sa­tions on race in their own jurisdictions.

This report is part of the Race for Results Case Study series, which takes an in-depth look at how orga­ni­za­tions can begin to increase equi­table oppor­tu­ni­ties and decrease racial dis­par­i­ties in the neigh­bor­hoods and pop­u­la­tions they serve. Each of the forth­com­ing case stud­ies will exam­ine one of four rec­om­men­da­tions out­lined in the ini­tial Race for Results pol­i­cy report. 

Read the report

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