Tackling issues related to racial inequity in your city can seem like a daunting task, but here are six steps to get you started on the road to improving outcomes for all of your residents. 

Key Definitions

  • Racial Equity — “Closing the gaps” so that race does not predict one’s success, while also improving outcomes for all.
  • Institutional Racism — Policies, practices and procedures that work better for white people than for people of color, often unintentionally or inadvertently.
  • Structural Racism — A history and current reality of institutional racism across all institutions, combining to create a system that negatively impacts communities of color.

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