This report provides a broad picture for the field’s leaders and professionals of how the workers they serve are framed in the media coverage of jobs in two expanding, higher wage industries — technology and health care.
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).