The Trauma of Racism

Facts matter! Black lives matter!

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This 2015 report from McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research shines a light on the acute relationship between race and poverty and the cumulative negative impact racism has on the lives of people of color. It builds upon the institute’s earlier work addressing structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity, and accumulated disadvantage at the community level that contributes to racial disparities in areas including health, educational achievement, exposure to violence, and economic prosperity.