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An equity-centered systems change could propel community development finance as a moral and economic imperative, sustaining racial equity commitments beyond national moments of crisis.
Addressing anti-Asian violence should not be seen only as individual incidents but understood as representative of an ongoing effort to dismantle longstanding structural racism.
Regardless of whether COVID-19 worsened the racial and ethnic disparities in small business ownership and health, federal policymakers have options to address them.
All kinds of gatekeepers—from journal editors and peer reviewers to government agencies and funders—can help build a system that treats researchers and participants and communities more equitably.
"When it comes to solving the Black maternal health crisis, Black women are not research subjects; we are the experts."
Research often lumps together racial and ethnic groups, which can erase the experiences of certain communities.
The administration’s new directives provide an opportunity to not only incorporate but also center racial equity in regulatory review.
Serious data gaps prohibit the field from tracking progress on corporate, philanthropic, and federal investments.
What should federal agencies consider to ensure communities most vulnerable to privacy attacks don’t become more at risk?
African American museums are more than guardians of history and culture.

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