Reparative climate policy is needed that minimizes the impacts of climate change in ways that recognize how they are connected to a history of unjust & racially discriminatory policies.
By Hannah Stephens, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry, Brookings
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and NORC at the University of Chicago conducted a nationwide survey to identify and assess attitudes towards racial equity and policymaking.
By LaShonda Brenson, Ph.D. and Kimberly Victor, Joint Center
This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE’s CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side!
Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to enact policy reforms led by the communities they most impact.
By Gina Ramirez, NRDC
Local and state jurisdictions continue to declare racism a public health crisis and are promoting health equity. Some states are funding improvements and supporting communities impacted by racism.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, astho.org