From Urban Institute Update <[email protected]>
Subject Urban Institute anchors Black History Month to racial equity
Date February 23, 2021 12:31 PM
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Urban Institute Update: Special Edition








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February is a time to discuss and honor contributions made by African Americans, and it&rsquo;s a time to reflect on society&rsquo;s progress toward addressing structural racism and its impact on racial justice and equity. Following nationwide protests around the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, the Urban Institute has continued to focus on efforts that elevate conversations around race and racism.


Urban&rsquo;s researchers have produced a substantial body of work that highlights ways to ensure research is inclusive while incorporating a racial equity lens. These selected analyses lift up what more can be done to improve public policy, close racial gaps, and advance racial equity.

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To truly advance racial equity, city leaders need to confront racist symbols
Once racial equity is truly on the agenda&mdash;both tangibly and symbolically&mdash;city leaders build momentum toward creating more just and equitable world. But getting there will require concerted and sustained collective action.

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Nurture, sustain, expand: A retrospective evaluation of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Program
This first-ever evaluation examines the impact of the 15-year-old federal grant program supporting African American museums and collections at historically Black colleges and universities. These institutions have an important role in
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restoring public memory and lighting the way forward.

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Data are essential to prioritizing racial and ethnic equity in COVID-19 vaccination
Mitigating disparities in vaccine distribution requires attention to key priorities, including collecting and monitoring high-quality race and ethnicity data, increasing vaccine availability in hard-hit communities, and addressing vaccine hesitancy among populations at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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How to make research more inclusive
Learn how participants and facilitators of DC&rsquo;s Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health and Safety program are centering the lived experiences of young people and community expertise through community-based participatory research.


For more racial equity research information, visit our
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Racial Equity Analytics Lab.

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Conducting prison research with a racial equity frame
This brief sets forth guiding values and recommendations for grounding prison research in racial equity principles. This is the first brief from the five-year
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Prison Research and Innovation Initiative .

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More research on structural racism:

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Disinvestment in Baltimore&rsquo;s Black neighborhoods is foreboding but reversible

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COVID-19 racial health disparities highlight why we need to address structural racism

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Using data for justice: How changemakers can center racial equity in COVID-19 recovery

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Reimagining an antiracist America&mdash;starting with our neighborhoods

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Why schools should embrace flexibility and innovation beyond COVID-19

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How risk of exposure to the coronavirus at work varies by race and ethnicity and how to protect the health and well-being of workers and their families

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