Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.
Download Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide – Embracing 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization
Race continues to play a defning role in one’s life trajectory and outcomes. A complex system of racial bias and inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country’s history, culture and institutions. This system of racialization — which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on skin color and other characteristics — must be clearly understood, directly challenged and fundamentally transformed. If our nation is to live up to its democratic ideals — that all people are created equal and treated fairly — then racial equity and inclusion must be at the forefront of how we shape our institutions, policies and culture.
The purpose of this guide is to add to the resources already created by partners who have been working in this field by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities. Our aim is to provide key audiences with transferrable insights and tools that can help them understand what steps to take to make sure they are creating equitable opportunities for the populations they serve.
Racial justice advocacy today must focus on preventing racism.
Anyone can advocate for social justice. To help prevent racism and ensure race equity, start where you are and with the people around you to champion and embed inclusion within your organization.
Table of Contents
7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity
Step 1: Establish an Understanding of Race Equity and Inclusion Priniciples
Step 2: Engage Affected Populations and Stakeholders
Step 3: Gather and Analyze Disaggregated Data
Step 4: Conduct Systems Analysis of Root Causes of Inequities
Step 5: Identify Strategies and Target Resources to Address Root Causes of Inequities
Step 6: Conduct Race Equity Impact Assessment for all Policies and Decision Making
Step 7: Continuously Evalulate Effectiveness and Adapt Strategies