Posted by: acbuildingblocks | November 8, 2010

Race and America’s Future – Book Club!

PolicyLink | Lifting Up What Works

Dear [[First Name]],

Last night’s election doesn’t change the reality of America’s future. Without a focus on equity, that future is bleak — no matter who’s in office.

Even as we navigate a difficult political environment, we must remember that equity is crucial to our nation’s fortunes in the decades ahead.

Join the conversation on race and America’s future.

To compete in the 21st century economy, we must create an America where all people are enlisted and empowered to push our economy forward.

Just as our physical infrastructure is crumbling, so, too, is our community infrastructure — the people and places that make America. We need investments in health and housing and education that strengthen all communities, especially the ones that have been left behind for decades.

Simply, equity is the superior growth model.

For the final week of the Race and America’s Future Virtual Book Club, we look at how to ensure that growth is equitably felt in all communities. Today’s starter questions:

  1. People of color will be the American majority by 2050. What would a truly equitable America look like by 2050?
  2. How do we make that America a reality?

Join the conversation!

Thank you to the more than 5,000 people who have visited the book club over the past six weeks — and the hundreds who have shared their thoughtful perspectives on race and America’s future.

The hunger for this type of conversation was clear. If you want to help us figure out what’s next for this effort, please comment (with a valid email address) on this week’s book club installment.

Thank you for participating,
Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO, PolicyLink


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