Research Report Next50 Catalyst Brief: Structural Racism
Kilolo Kijakazi, Steven Brown, Donnie Charleston, Charmaine Runes
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The Urban Institute was founded 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson to provide “power through knowledge” to help solve the problems that weighed heavily on the nation’s hearts and minds. Today, we’re exploring promising solutions to advance equity and upward mobility and identifying what transformational leaders need to know to drive forward groundbreaking ideas. This brief is one of our eight-part Catalyst series, in which we share what it would take to advance bold solutions over the next 50 years.

The brief seeks to answer the question: What would it take to  overcome the damaging effects of structural racism and ensure a more equitable future?

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Economic mobility and inequality Education Wealth and financial well-being Children and youth Families Race and equity
Tags Subsidized employment Asset and debts Economic well-being Racial and ethnic disparities School funding Racial segregation Policing and community safety Labor force Wealth inequality Mobility Schooling Inequality and mobility Opportunity and ownership Racial disparities in criminal justice Racial equity in education Racial inequities in economic mobility Financial stability
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center