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Commentaries

Check out commentaries from Everyday Democracy staff, senior associates, and guest writers on current events and our main issue areas.

What many perceive as an “achievement gap” is actually an “opportunity gap” that starts at the beginning of life. The cycle of inequity can be stopped - but we must work together to create a future where all children can thrive.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, our country is still dealing with inequities based on skin color and ethnicity, in voting rights, criminal justice, education and jobs. In spite of hard-won progress, we cannot fulfill our country’s potential until we squarely address the reality of racism and its consequences for our daily lives.
It isn't always easy to open up a conversation about religious diversity, immigration, and racism - sometimes we need an ice-breaker. A screening of the film Hawo's Dinner Party, and a short post-screening discussion, can lead to broader and deeper kinds of conversations to address these tough issues.
Filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson features an interview with Everyday Democracy's Martha L. McCoy in "Song of a Citizen," an online series of video op-eds devoted to exploring what it really means to be a responsible citizen in modern times, and why it matters.

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Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.