A call to support the Compact for Racial Justice
December 5, 2008
The Applied Research Center (ARC) has unveiled "The Compact for Racial Justice," a plan for creating fairness and unity in our communities, politics, the economy and the law. The Compact's vision will be applied concretely in the first months of the new administration as ARC calls for strengthening the role of the Office for Civil Rights, implementation of racial impact statements for major policy initiatives at all levels of government, and putting immigration reform back on the table.
Initiated by the Applied Research Center and several organizational allies, with the review and input of thousands of racial justice advocates across the country, the Compact includes three sections:
1. The Preamble, which provides a vision and ideals for achieving a racially just society, as well as a six-point
Framework for Racial Justice
2. A review of the Bush Administration record on race
3. Issue analysis papers on current racial disparities and policy directives in the following areas: the Economy,
Civil Rights, Healthcare, Education, Immigration, Criminal Justice, Biotechnology, and Green Economies.
Sign and share the Compact!
Also, download the Compact's community toolkit. It includes handouts, discussion outlines, promotional materials, talking points for writing letters to the editor and blogging on key racial justice issues.
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