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Governing for Racial Equity

Assessment of Federal Equity Action Plans

In response to President Biden’s Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” 90 federal agencies and departments released Equity Action Plans (EAPs) in early 2022. Over the past months, Race Forward and PolicyLink reviewed 30 of the plans to examine the degree to which the plans lay the groundwork for meaningful action to advance racial equity. 
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Partnering with Federal Agencies to Advance Racial Equity

This report by Race Forward and PolicyLink describes their work in partnership with federal agency offices, considers observations and lessons learned along the way, and discusses efforts that must continue at the federal level to fully realize the intentions of President biden’s executive order to move this country toward a more racially just future.
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Building the We: Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity in Salinas

In the backdrop of mounting racial tension, Salinas government and community advocates collaborated to bring about a new initiative aimed at addressing the root causes of inequity and division within the city. "Building the We" features key successes and lessons from the local leaders who ushered in a new agenda for the City of Salinas: Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity.
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Shattered Families

Revisit Race Forward's groundbreaking national research on the perilous intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, which resulted in the separation of thousands of families across the U.S.—in many cases, permanent separation.
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Narrative Strategy

Drop the I-Word

A campaign launched by Race Forward in 2010 to eliminate use of the dehumanizing slur “illegal” to describe immigrants. By Spring 2013, the Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other news outlets dropped the i-word, affecting millions of readers daily nationwide.
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Moving the Race Conversation Forward

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.

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Race and the Economy

Reframing Food Hubs

Food systems’ work is connected to the ways communities of color experience injustice. This report shares stories, insights, lessons, and recommendations for transforming the field of food systems work to create racially equitable outcomes.
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Confronting Racial Bias at Work

This report, prepared as a resource for racial and social justice-inclined consumers, worker advocates, particularly in industries with over-representation of women of color, and legal and labor journalists, presents findings and recommendations to advance proactive systemic solutions that promote racially equitable outcomes.
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