Defining Race and Measuring its Impact

The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau launched it’s first presentation in the 2016-2017 series, “Defining Race and Measuring its Impact,” last night at Nations Ford Community Church – just one day after the murder of Keith Lamont Scott. As the community grieved the loss of Mr. Scott, it was a powerful experience to […]

Concede concerns of Black and Blue

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article95135317.html In Charlotte, as in every other community in America, children of color are arrested, charged as delinquents, incarcerated, suspended from school, and removed from their families to foster care at rates significantly out of line with their percentage of the population. The research shows that behavior differences are not the reason. Race Matters for […]

Good cop or bad cop? #BlackLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter?

What’s going on in our nation? Though most of our systems aspire to fairness, people of color consistently experience disparate outcomes, compared to Whites. Racial disproportionality occurs across all systems – education, child welfare, health care, housing, employment, banking and finance and the justice system – to name just a few. For example, students of […]

Implicit Bias Conference Announcement

The Science of Fairness: Exploring Implicit Bias
Friday, October 23, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr Rita Cameron-Wedding
The purpose of the conference is to inform and engage our community in a clear understanding of “Implicit Bias” and its contribution to the disparities and disproportionality in our community and systems. We seek to inform the community of the work of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice and to gain commitment to both broaden and deepen the scope of our inquiries and interventions.

Youth Received a History Lesson Quite Different From What They Learned in School!

On July 29th- 30th, 2013, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Organizing Against Racism Alliance sponsored a two day Student Racial Equity Workshop at the United Church of Chapel Hill.   Over fifty students, teachers, parents, and adults attended the workshop facilitated by Race Equity Institute’s Dismantling Racism workshop leaders. The trainers used the format […]