Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for Neighborhood Vitality

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 2, 2006


Equity for all can only be attained if neighborhood discrimination is addressed. This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the issue, shows the consequences of unintended racial bias and presents policy strategies to tackle the issue. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute.

Key Takeaway

regional growth affects neighborhoods of color

High-poverty neighborhoods, which house predominantly families of color, lack stores, jobs, banks, healthcare, transportation and public safety -- all things that transform a neighborhood into a vibrant community.

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