Race Matters: Racial Equity Impact Analysis

Assessing Policies, Programs, and Practices

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 5, 2006

Summary

All policies, programs and practices have some impact on racial equity. Do the new ones you're trying to implement help or hurt? These five questions can get at the answer. This is one piece in a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information visit the Race Matters Institute website. 

Key Takeaway

identifying and changing racial disparities

Racial disparities can be found in most policies, practices and programs. It takes persistence to change them. It’s important to pause and assess specifically what kinds of racial outcomes are likely to be produced by the work you undertake.

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