Race and the Economy

Race Forward has a near 40-year history of conducting cutting edge research on the intersection of race and the economy and is a leading authority on the root causes of racial inequities in the United States, including the conscious and unconscious policies and practices that foster systemic racism. A critical component of our research involves identifying race-explicit, systemic solutions for advancing economic equity and and improving outcomes for workers of color.

Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT is a part of Race Forward’s larger body of work on Race and the Economy. It follows on the heels of Race Forward’s 2016 report Confronting Racial Bias at Work and the interactive multimedia site Clocking-In: Making Work that Works for All of Us (in English and Spanish).

Reframing Food Hubs

Mar 28, 2018
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Food systems work is about much more than food; it is deeply connected to the myriad of ways communities of color experience injustice. “Reframing Food Hubs” shares stories, insights, lessons, and recommendations for transforming the field of food systems work, dismantling structural inequity, and creating racially equitable food outcomes for all.

Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers

Nov 1, 2017
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This Racial Equity Toolkit provides restaurant management with practical resources for assessing, planning, and implementing steps toward racial equity at your business. There is no step too small: every action you take helps your business thrive and fosters stronger local relationships with your workers and consumers.

Confronting Racial Bias at Work

Nov 10, 2016

Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment Discrimination, published by Race Forward, presents findings and recommendations to advance proactive systemic solutions that promote racially equitable outcomes. This report was 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.

Clocking-In: Now in English & Spanish!!

Jun 14, 2015

Race Forward’s Clocking-In project is an innovative, interactive, multi-media tool that shows racial and gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries.