Statements

March 23, 2021

The Anchor Collaborative commends this executive order’s commitment to promoting equitable access to voter education and registration while centering Indigenous voting rights and ensuring those in federal custody have ample information to exercise their right to vote, where possible.

March 18, 2021

We vehemently condemn anti-Asian violence and racist violence in all of its forms and condemn police statements regarding the murder as not being related to race.

March 16, 2021

Race Forward calls for urgency in centering the needs of communities of color as we battle the pandemic.

February 26, 2021

The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative condemn in the strongest terms the recent uptick in documented hate incidents including bullying and harassment, hate crimes and violence being perpetuated against Asian Americans in recent weeks.

January 8, 2021

This attack on our country was years in the making.

April 15, 2020

We call on federal and state governments to release race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 testing, patients and health outcomes. This data should inform how we invest our time, our resources, and our energy. Ending the coronavirus threat requires us to start by attending to those who are most impacted.

March 17, 2020

As our nation grapples with the coronavirus, we are deeply concerned that recent incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans threaten our collective public safety.

March 5, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads and a public health emergency intensifies, Race Forward calls on local and state governments and those who are doing emergency planning to pay special attention to the impact that this disease and the response to its spread may have on people and communities of color.

December 9, 2019

Last week, the administration finalized a proposed rule that would cause 700,000 people to lose access to food benefits. We oppose these rule changes as they will have painful effects on the communities of color

June 27, 2019

Nine of the leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations commend the SCOTUS ruling that blocks the citizenship question from being included in the 2020 Census. And yet, we remain cautious and steadfast against any pending arguments to add the question at a later date. The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau should immediately proceed with preparations for a 2020 Census that does not include the citizenship question.  

March 17, 2019

We stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters, brothers, and non-binary siblings in New Zealand and here in the United States.

February 17, 2019

Race Forward stands in solidarity with all who are organizing Presidents Day protests.

November 8, 2018

We at Race Forward are deeply committed to advance narratives that center the voices and stories of people of color through art and culture. The Facing Race conference will continue to be a forum that helps us to imagine and build a just multiracial society.

October 28, 2018

We are both saddened and horrified by the deadly attack on Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. We stand against anti-semitism in all its forms, and in solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and with Jewish communities across the U.S.

October 23, 2018

According to The New York Times, the Trump administration is seeking to legally define gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” This regressive proposal would magnify the harm that at least two million transgender people in this country already face on a daily basis—whether being denied access to healthcare, employment, housing, or basic civil rights.

September 24, 2018

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions.

August 24, 2018

Nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington NFL team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the “R-word” racial slur as its mascot.

June 21, 2018

The human rights catastrophe occurring on our borders and and in detention centers across the country is not, and never has been, about keeping America safe. This has never been about protecting children. This has never been about upholding the rule of law. This has always been about race.

April 17, 2018

 

Tackling implicit bias is a critical step for any institution working to combat racism. To root out bias, Starbucks must be explicit about race. They must also explore and address how racism plays out across the company--from the customer experience to who gets promoted to the demographics of their executive leadership.

August 14, 2017

This weekend in Charlottesville we witnessed an act of domestic terrorism by white nationalists. Since May, this resurgence of white nationalist violence has resulted in murders from Oregon to Virginia, and is more threatening with each passing day. This cannot become the new normal.