Creating an Equitable Future

Creating an Equitable Future in Washington State: Black Well-Being & Beyond is the first in a series of reports assessing barriers to success for Black Washingtonians—including access to and quality of education, housing, jobs and health care.

Published in 2015 in collaboration with the Washington Commission on African American Affairs and the African American Leadership Forum–Seattle, the report represents an ongoing effort to elevate and amplify the voices of Black Washingtonians in the decision-making processes that influence their everyday lives.

The report seeks to:

  • Identify and evaluate obstacles to economic security, to education opportunities, and to equity in the criminal justice system, in health and in civic engagement.
  • Support a public dialogue on race generally, but be specific about the unique experiences of Black people in Washington state.
  • Contribute to a movement that builds an equitable future for Black Washingtonians and supports community-driven public policy solutions.
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