It’s not easy to achieve equity for all if unintended racial bias in the business world is not addressed. This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the fiscal imbalance issue, shows the consequences of unintended bias on family wages and community survival and presents policy strategies to address the unintended discrimination issue. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute.
Jobs moving to the suburbs left lower-income residents with huge hurdles just to access the job market.
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If families are not able to build a strong economic base, their children will suffer – from insufficient nutrition and health care, limited educational, recreational, and social opportunities, and reduced chances to become self-sufficient adults themselves.
Rural communities in the South with at least 30% Black populations have attracted industries with mostly low-wage, low-quality jobs. These communities gained fewer and lost more jobs than low-Black-concentration communities in the same region.
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