Washington Post: How to Reconstruct an Equitable Future for Our Region
"We are in a trifecta of crises that threatens our nation’s public health, economic security, and democracy. Though this pandemic is new, racism and economic injustice are not. The pandemic has served to further reveal preexisting inequities in housing, education, health care, food security, policing and criminal justice, income, and employment.
This trifecta of crises has awakened a lethargic nation. Today, more Americans than ever before understand the depths of societal inequities and systems failures. This expanded awareness should be leveraged to reconstruct a more just society rather than merely “recovering” a flawed one."
This opinion piece by Tonia Wellons of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and Ursula Wright of FSG details 3 fluid phases for advancing racial justice and equity in Washington, DC in the wake of COVID-19 and structural racism in the United States.
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