Racial Justice and Equity Resources
AddictionResource‘s mission is to break down the barriers and stigmas that surround substance abuse with free, accurate, and valuable information. They have an excellent guide on the disparities that communities of color face when they seek medical attention, specifically substance use treatment.
Black Futures Lab
The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into active, interdependent, responsive public partners that change the way power operates—at the local, state, and national level.
The Campaign Zero agenda outlines a set of policy solutions that can effectively reduce police violence nationwide. Their #8cantwait campaign illustrates eight policies that together can decrease police violence by 72%. Read their Police Use of Force Policy Analysis.
Center for Policing Equity
The Center for Policing Equity’s new report, The Science of Justice: Race, Justice, and Police Use of Force, delves into police administrative data to show disparities in the use of force.
Color of Change
Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Sign a petition calling for the end violent policing against Black people.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Read their recent piece, Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing report recommends reforms intended to create accountability and build better relationships between law enforcement and communities of color.
Movement for Black Lives
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions; develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural, and political wins; and convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement-wide strategy.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
National Black Justice Coalition
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Talking About Race is an online portal helps families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
This article was published on: Jun 5, 2020