A Vision for Racial Equity
Our world is changing. Historically marginalized people—Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color—continue to rise up globally against centuries-old oppressive systems.
Telling these stories is often difficult because they don’t always feel good. Yet for the better world that we so desperately want, we have to grapple with the challenges and struggles people face daily. In the United States, experts, activists, and advocates for social change are helping us to do this by reimagining these systems—educational, political, medical, legal. They are working overtime to create and implement solutions that are just and equitable for a positive future for all. When we uncover their stories, we learn about the work of those building a just justice system, to remedy the harms of our current criminal legal system that disproportionately targets Black and Brown people. We learn about the high rates of illness among Black and Brown people nationally and what people like Arletha Livingston, who is training young people in Georgia to be community health workers (accompanying story), are doing in an effort to improve the health of their communities. With a transformative justice system, affordable health care, quality education, anti-racist policies, and economic and socio-political equity we can achieve the world we want.