Fueling Black business growth is broader than just providing capital.
It will require leaders in financial institutions, philanthropy, government, corporations, and investors to align
and collaborate towards a clear set of goals that address systemic barriers. From supportive policy to representative leadership, it is critical that we work togetherto build the economy that reflects America’s promise.
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson President and CEO of CapEQ
― Andrena Sawyer
Equity Challenge Week 4 Friday Race, Economic Mobility and Opportunity
Continuing our conversation on structural racism, today we’ll look at how it influences economic mobility, access to healthy food, access to healthcare and safe immigration. As you’ll see from the resources below many of these topics overlap and codifies our understanding of how structural racism operates.
Supporting Black-owned businesses supports Black communities.
That creates a better life, economy and community for everyone. If you read just one thing today, read this article from the Brooking’s Institute on how Underrepresentation of Black businesses encapsulates a myriad of structural barries underscoring America’s tumultuous history with structural racsism. You may even help close the racial wealth gap.
Indy Black Businesses
Find Black-Owned Businesses in Indiana lets you uncover the best places to eat, drink, consult, shop across the state.
Black Chambers of Commerce
Anderson Madison County Black Chamber Of Commerce Inc and Muncie-Delaware County Black Chamber of Commerce, INC serve the community as networks of support, innovation and resources to and for the Black community. That doesn’t mean you have to be Black to support or join.
The Racial Wealth Gap May be a Key to Other Inequities
- Read this articlefrom Harvard’s “Unequal” series on issues of race and inequality across the U.S. on the persistent and extreme wealth gap between Black and white Americans.
Attack on the Transgender Community is an Attack on Racial Justice (3 Minutes)
- Read this article to hear Race Forward’s take on how to fight the Trump administration’s effort to legally redefine gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”
Mark Zuckerberg Accused of ‘Colonizing’ Hawaiian Island (1 Minute Read)
Read this article to learn about how Hawaiian natives have launched a campaign to stop Zuckerberg from “colonizing” Kauai.
What is Systematic Racism – Immigration Policy (1 Minute)
- YouTube Description: This video is a part of a series produced by Race Forward to highlight the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And Yes, it’s really a thing. For more information visit RaceForward.org. This video specifically highlights the impact of systemic racism through the lens of immigration policy.
What is Systemic Racism – Wealth Gap (1 Minute)
- YouTube Description: This video is a part of a series produced by Race Forward to highlight the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And Yes, it’s really a thing. For more information visit RaceForward.org. This video specifically highlights the impact of systemic racism considering the wealth gap.
To Transform Child Welfare, Take Race out of the Equation (7:33)
TEDx Description: “In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. “Let’s work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart,” Pryce says.”
The Original ‘Welfare Queen’ (32 Minutes)
NPR Description: “It’s a pernicious stereotype, but it was coined in reference to a real woman named Linda Taylor. But her misdeeds were far more numerous and darker than welfare fraud. This: how politicians used one outlier’s story to turn the public against government programs for the poor.”