The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
This report outlines the previous overtly and covertly racist housing and land use policies that shaped the Bay Area into what we see today. Researchers tie practices like redlining to the prevelance of subprime mortgages and foreclosures in communities of color that translated to the inequities and segregation of the Bay Area.
A report on the results of a national survey of over 4,000 respondents revealing disparities in leadership representation in the nonprofit sector. Findings include more similarities than differences in the background and preparation between white and POC respondents, but POCs face unspoken and unconscious biases that prevent those with the hiring power from fairly assessing, recognizing, and valuing their potential.