The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision
turned the national spotlight on equitable education for Black children in America. Decades later, the practices, theories, and barriers to the highest and best outcomes are still evolving. Quality, easily accessible, well-resourced education opportunities are foundational for building and sustaining healthy communities.
This factsheet is intended to contextualize the current education equity situation in the United States through a racial justice/impact lens. Utilize the contents to create optimal assessments, strategies,
and resource deployment.
Employment and Workforce Development
Employment is an important engine for every community.
The importance lies not only in the prospect of employment
but also the types, consistency, and wages attached to the
employment. For the Black community, racism is a major factor
in employment opportunities. This factsheet is intended to
contextualize labor in the United States through a racial justice/
Race and socio-economic status are significant factors in how
the criminal justice system operates and why Black people are
disproportionately impacted by it. From the school to prison
pipeline to the skyrocketing population of people ensnared in
the system via parole and probation, Black communities have
borne the brunt of harsh mandatory sentencing and crippling
post-prison restrictions. The long reach of the criminal justice
system destabilizes households and communities with low
paying/scarce job opportunities and voter disenfranchisement.
This factsheet is intended to contextualize the current criminal justice system in the United States through a racial justice/impact lens.
Homeownership has traditionally been the gateway to generational wealth in America. More specifically, a home can build equity and can be extracted through various types of processes like home refinancing. Such home equity funds can be parlayed into financing education, investing in stocks, jump-starting an entrepreneurship
venture, or any number of income-generating opportunities. This factsheet is intended to contextualize homeownership in the United States through a racial justice/impact lens.
Health and Wellness
The availability of healthcare and status of health within the Black community continues to be an important issue. Specifically, research outlines the concern surrounding the health of the Black community is influenced by a variety of dimensions such as consistent access to quality healthcare insurance and health facilities,
life expectancy morbidity and mortality rates, and presence of risk
factors (e.g., poor nutrition, obesity).