This publication explores the game-changing role that race plays in our country’s politics, economy and culture. It delivers clear examples, recommendations and discussion points aimed at helping the youth field address structural racism and forge a brighter, fairer path for America’s future.

February 29, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How race shapes life in the United States.

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    About structural racism and racial stereotyping.

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    Examples of poor outcomes experienced by youth of color.

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    Tips for the youth field on promoting racial equity.

Key Takeaway

Life’s playing field isn’t level for youth of color

Compared to their white peers, youth of color experience poorer outcomes at nearly every turn on their path to adulthood. Consider education: Black and Latino youth are less likely to complete high school, attend college or earn a bachelor’s degree. Or look to our juvenile justice system, where black youth face harsher consequences at each step—from arrests to sentencing.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations