Racial Equity Resource Guide


Moving the Race Conversation Forward

Organization: Race Forward

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"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.

Part One includes:

  • Content analysis of mainstream media: Two-thirds of race-focused media coverage fails to consider how systemic racism factors into the story, instead typically focusing upon racial slurs and other types of personal prejudice and individual-level racism.
  • Seven harmful racial discourse practices, which reinforce the common misconception that racism is simply a problem of rare, isolated, individual attitudes and actions: Individualizing Racism, Falsely Equating Incomparable Acts, Diverting From Race, Portraying Government as Overreaching, Prioritizing (Policy) Intent over Impact, Condemning Through Coded Language and Silencing History.

Part Two features case studies and profiles of recent interventions and initiatives advanced by the racial justice field to challenge mainstream discussions of race and racism, and the negative policy impacts that dominant frames and narratives have on people of color. They include: Drop the I-Word, Migration is Beautiful, ALEC on the Run, Fruitvale Station and Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track.

Related Organizations

Race Forward

Race Forward (formerly The Applied Research Center (ARC)) believes that pressing political conflicts demand a serious treatment of racial equity that addresses both a history of injustice and contemporary problems.

Tagged with: Organization Alliance, Racial Healing, Research For Action, Media And Communications, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Advocacy & Organizing, Immigration

Related Guides & Workshops

Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit

Racial Equity Impact Assessments (REIA) are systematic examinations of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. This toolkit explains Racial Equity Impact Assessments, why they are needed, when they should be conducted and where they are in use.

Tagged with: Racial Healing, Professional Development, Racial Equity Toolkits/Guides to Action

Related Resources

MediaOnFerguson – a Media Report from Race Forward

An recent addendum to the Moving the Race Conversation Forward report, #MediaOnFerguson includes content analysis on print, cable, and social media coverage of Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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

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