The Case for Racial Equity
By 2050, more than half of U.S. workers and consumers will be people of color. Investing in their success will create a stronger and more prosperous future for all. And yet, profound and persistent racial disparities in health, education, child welfare, criminal justice, employment and income are common across the United States. These racial disparities not only compromise the life chances of many children and families, but undermine the often untapped human capital available to organizations.
What's the Problem?
In contrast to popular thought, racial bias is not simply an issue of individual attitudes and behaviors, but rather a pattern that manifests in the policies, practices and everyday operations of organizations. These patterns of racial inequity often occur without the intention or awareness of most co-workers and leadership.
What's the Solution?
In a report commissioned by W.K. Kellogg entitled a "Business Case of Racial Equity", the narrative associated with advancing racial equity is expanded by adding a compelling economic argument to the social justice goal. Beyond an increase in economic output, advancing racial equity can translate into meaningful increases in consumer spending and federal, state, and local tax revenues, and decreases in social services spending and health-related costs. (July 24, 2018). We firmly believe that together we have the power to develop actionable strategies that advance racial equity within workplaces, communities, governments and institutions across the country that supports human wellbeing.
Estrus Tucker - Co-Founder & Lead Facilitator
DEI Consultants, LLC - 5.16.19