Racial Justice and Diversity, What’s the Difference?

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Abstract: Diversity is not enough. Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act, America is still a place where people of color continue to get the short end of the stick. How do our American institutions (schools, judicial system, housing, banking, health care) still deliver the same disparate outcomes as the Jim Crow era? Our president is black and our neighbors are less prejudiced, yet whether it’s home ownership, graduation rates, heart disease, employment or wages, white Americans continue to do much better than people of color. How is this possible? How is diversity different than racial justice? What is the relationship between diversity and institutional and structural racism? You’ll learn the answers to these questions and more at this session. Presenter: Presentation by the Metro Justice Racial Justice Committee