Applying a Racial Equity Analysis

CHF staff is contributing short one-pagers that apply a racial equity analysis to different issues. These one-pagers are not intended to provide solutions. Rather, they apply a lens to issues to give our partners a sense of the kinds of questions that they can ask to sharpen their racial equity analysis. We hope these examples are helpful.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Medical Care Past and Present

August 11, 2020
By Yanique Redwood

Our medical system has never been racially equitable or just. As the pandemic impacts communities of color disproportionately, we are forced to notice and consider the system that provides medical care for them.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Black Employment in the District of Columbia

February 27, 2020
By Doni Crawford, Policy Analyst, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

As a District, we often talk about the state of our booming economy and widespread prosperity. But for whom? Doni Crawford, policy analyst at DC Fiscal Policy Institute, applies a racial equity lens to Black employment in DC.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: The Movement to End Homelessness

November 29, 2018
By Amanda Misiko Andere, Chief Executive Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness

I’ve worked in human services and ending homelessness for over 14 years, both locally and nationally. Finally, the movement is starting to talk about race. And, not just reporting the number of people of color we serve when asked about racial equity or diversity.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Housing Capacity in the District of Columbia

April 26, 2018
By Yanique Redwood

Given the history of redlining and mortgage and employment discrimination faced by people of color, it would be important to prioritize the housing needs of these households when making recommendations for housing capacity in the District.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Maternal Mortality in the District of Columbia

July 24, 2018
By Temi F. Bennett, Esq.

The District of Columbia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country. Seventy-five percent of the maternal deaths recorded by D.C. health officials between 2014 and 2016 were of Black women. Maternal mortality is a health crisis for Black women, but rarely do we address root causes. Much of our focus is on access.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: The Root of the Tipped Wage

August 22, 2016
By Yanique Redwood
The federal tipped minimum wage is $2.13 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, tipped workers are more than twice as likely to fall under the federal poverty line, and nearly three times as likely to rely on food stamps, as the average worker. Tipped wages are unreliable as a source of income because they may change from shift to shift or from season to season.