The Urban League of Broward County worked with corporate allies to address equity, justice, race, and inclusion in Broward County. Although Black people share similar barriers with other historically marginalized groups such as people with low income, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, women, older adults, and young people, Black people tend to experience those barriers more deeply due to the pervasive and systemic nature of racism. By addressing the barriers experienced by Black people, we will effectively also identify solutions and remove barriers for other disadvantaged groups, resulting in better outcomes for Broward County residents.
For all Broward County residents to experience equitable opportunities to grow and thrive, we need to promote a shared understanding of the role that history and racist policies and practices play in perpetuating racial disparities. We cannot address these racial disparities through “color blind” equality-focused and/or “race-neutral” approaches as this does not account for the impact of being denied access to resources, unconscious biases, and systemic barriers. Intentionally acknowledging the impact of structural marginalization and discrimination is needed to create meaningful and long-lasting change.
Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Goals
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