Racial Equity Resource Guide


Organizations



Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies



The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a research and policy analysis institution focused exclusively on issues of particular concern to African Americans andother people of color. Founded in 1970 as a resource for newly-elected black public officials, it has evolved into a more comprehensive think tank focused on issues related to African American political participation, health disparities, economic empowerment, media and technology, and governance and civic engagement. It disseminates its analyses largely through publications and forums. It also is the convener of the National Policy Alliance, an alliance of all nine of the organizations that represent black public officials at every level of government. These include:

  • Blacks in Government;
  • Congressional Black Caucus;
  • Judicial Council of the National Bar Association;
  • National Association of Black County Officials;
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials;
  • National Conference of Black Mayors; 
  • National Caucus of Black School Board Members; 
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators;
  • World Conference of Mayors



Related Guides & Workshops

Cultivating Interdependence: A Guide for Race Relations and Racial Justice Organizations—A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This is a guide for helping grassroots organizations that seek to promote racial justice and improve race relations through different approaches to recognize the advantages of collaborating in their efforts.


Tagged with: Organization Alliance, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Racial Equity Toolkits/Guides to Action

Related Resources

DELLUMS Report: The Impact of Waivers to Adult Court, Alternative Sentencing, and Alternatives to Incarceration on Young Men of Color -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This background paper focuses on the impact of decisions to transfer young men of color from the juvenile justice system to adult criminal courts, as well as the impact that alternative sentences and alternatives to incarceration have on these youth.


Tagged with: Research for Action, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Health & Family, Select Papers / Booklets

DELLUMS Report: Young Men of Color in Media: Images and Impacts -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This report assesses the media’s impacts, with a particular focus on the variety of ways they perpetuate negative impressions of young men of color, the reasons that this perpetuation of negative impressions occurs and potential paths to reform and improvement.


Tagged with: Media and Communications, Research for Action, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Health & Family, Select Papers / Booklets

Steps Toward an Inclusive Community

This is a case study of how Clarksburg, a moderately sized community in West Virginia, responded to a KKK rally by conducting a counter-rally, the Get Real Rally, which in turn led to the Clarksburg Unity Project.


Tagged with: Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Advocacy & Organizing, Select Papers / Booklets

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