Racial equity is the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted how one fares. When we use the term, we are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities, not just their manifestation. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them.
Source: Center for Assessment and Policy Development
Partners for a Racism-Free Community was built with racial justice as a goal; racial equity became the framework for the way in which our organization would accomplish this goal. Racial equity is, by definition the alternative to all forms of structural racism. This is what we know: equality is not the solution to any structural inequity that has resulted in generational oppression. Our work with organizations unveils the privilege built into our current institutions and assists organizations in navigating strategies and long term changes to create equitable spaces for everyone.