Racial equity can be defined as "the condition that would be achieved if one's race identity no longer influenced how one fares." (from "Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture" by Equity in the Center). This collection focuses on racial equity and also includes works that explore the larger diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework. Our aim is to raise awareness about funding for racial equity efforts as well as activities in the social sector meant to realize racial equity. The collection is part of Candid's Funding for racial equity special issue website.

More ways to engage:
- Add your organization's content to this collection.
- Send us content recommendations.
- Easily share this collection on your website or app.

"Endless Walk!" by Rayhane saber licensed through Unsplash

Search this collection

Clear all

3 results found

reorder grid_view

How Structural Racism Shapes Black Americans’ Sense of Self: Understanding Meta-Oppression and Its Effects in the Credit System

March 23, 2023

For many Black Americans the doors to critical wealth-building tools that easily open for their white counterparts are locked or obstructed because of centuries-long discriminatory policies and practices. Without these same opportunities, Black Americans are often left behind, perpetually playing against a stacked deck.Structural racism not only shapes the outcomes that people experience in all sectors of life, but it also has psychological effects on what Black Americans think is possible. This psychological stress from dealing with persistent structural racism across society is called meta-oppression, a concept developed by Dr. Jacqueline Scott.Through a study of Black Chicago residents' experiences with the credit system, we found that Black Americans internalized feelings of guilt, hopelessness, and despair, all of which hindered their willingness to further engage with the credit system. By illuminating the diverse effects of structural racism on the lives of Black Americans, we hope to reveal key opportunities for policy and practice to interrupt meta-oppression and advance racial equity across society.

Creating The Healthiest Nation: Advancing Health Equity

November 26, 2018

The American Public Health Association's mission is to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status for all Americans. Health equity can be defined in many ways. All definitions include a focus on ensuring opportunities for everyone to attain their highest level of health. To achieve health equity, "Obstacles to health must be removed such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, such as powerless- ness and lack of access to quality education." Failing to make progress harms us all. The United States ranks 43rd in the world on the health indicator of average life expectancy at birth. Up to a seven year difference in life expectancy exists within the U.S. between racial and ethnic populations. In order for the U.S. to become the healthiest nation, we must advance equity.

Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Frequently Asked Questions

March 15, 2018

What does it mean to operationalize racial equity in organizations? How does that change our day-to-day work? Why is it important to do internal racial equity work? As part of our internal work around racial equity and inclusion, we created this guide on how to answer frequently asked questions on operationalizing racial equity.